Living Expenses in Germany

The living costs in Germany are about average compared to other European countries. The costs are on average 842€ per month*. If you are lucky and find an accommodation with a rather low rent it ist less.

Per month costs:

Rent €300 – €500 (less for rooms in student dorms)
Food €200
Health insurance €100
Transportation €20 - €50
Administration Fee €108,70 per semester (winter semester 24/25)


*Source: German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW): 22nd Social Survey, 2023