Germany is probably the cheapest country in western Europe. Much cheaper than the UK, France or Denmark. But how much exactly is it? Well now, you’re gonna find out. There are slight differences between the north and the south of the country. The south is usually a little bit more expensive. I live in Berlin, and even though it’s the capital it’s pretty cheap here. Let’s start with the rent. My flat here has around 70 squaremeters and i pay 850€ a month, warm that includes water and heating 850€ divided by 70 is around 12€ per sqm which is quite expensive for Berlin but it’s one of the best neighborhoods so i guess it’s ok. Then on top of that you have to pay electricity by yourself, which is another 30€ a month. And internet, another 20€ So altogether i pay for my flat 900€ month. Now, i have two bedrooms and a living room. I could rent out the other bedroom, but i am keeping it as a guest room so if i would get a flatmate it would be 450€ per person, which is not that bad. Food. Food in Germany is surprisingly cheap. I spend around 250€ a month and i eat around 2, 3 times a week out. It could be less if you would cook all the time yourself. If you wanna eat out, a meal in a cheap restaurant like a Kebap or Asian is around 3 or 4€. Medium range is between 5 and 9 Euro. And everything above 10€ is already considered an expensive restaurant here. How about transport? I usually ride my bike to get around the city but public transport is really good and running almost all the time. A monthly ticket is around 80€ What else do you need? A mobile phone contract. I pay around 10€ a month and i get unlimited calls and 2 GB of data, which is enough for me. Then you have to have health insurance. Here it really depends on how much you earn. Because it’s directly deducted from your salary And it’s around 8% of your total income. If you are a freelancer or you don’t work, you have to get private insurance. Which is starting from around 100€ to up to maybe 500€, depending what they’re covering. I don’t have health insurance, but that’s actually illegal in Germany Oops. So when i go to the doctor i just pay cash and say i have an international health insurance. But don’t tell the government. Leisure. Going out here is pretty cheap. When you go to a bar a beer will be between 2 and 4€. If you buy it at the supermarket, a beer is between 30 cents and 1€ depending on the brand. You can buy a bottle of wine from 2€, a good one is starting maybe around 5€. And a bottle of Wodka, Absolut for example will be 12€ That’s not a bad price at all is it. If you wanna go clubbing, the entrance fee is usually between 10 and 15 €. I’ve never seen more than 15. So all together, to cover your basic needs comfortably, you will need less than 1000€ here in Germany. Which is a really good price for a western European country. Or is it not. Thanks for watching and if you have any questions regarding cost of living here, leave a comment below.