Cost of Living in Germany

The cost of living in Germany is more expensive in some areas than others. In monthly expensive rent will be your largest monthly expense. The price for food, accommodation, clothing, cultural events etc are basically in line with the EU average. The student will need around €850 a month to cover your living expenses in Germany.

Types of Accommodation:
Single Room on One Flore:

This type of accommodation has several rooms in one floor where the kitchen, bathroom are common.

Single Room in a Flat Share / Community:

Self-contained housing with between two to seven single rooms, mostly with shared kitchen and bathroom.


Single or double apartments are available in Germany. A single apartment is a self-contained unit comprising one room kitchen and bathroom. Double apartments with two rooms are usually rented to students pairs.

Guest House / Student Hotel:

Some Studentenwerke have guest houses or student hotels. They are open to students who need accommodation only for one or several days. First-year students who only need a room temporarily can lodge in the guest houses.

Food Cost:

As a student in Germany, you will pay on an average €150 per month for food. Some of the cheapest supermarkets you will find around the country are Aldi, Lidl and Netto. If you wish to have a dinner in a restaurant once in a while you will pay €11 for food in a cheap one. A three-course meal for two in an average restaurant cost €40 and an additional light drink will be cost €3.

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