Cost of living

Naturally, the cost of living in Munich depends on your needs and your lifestyle. Compared to other German cities, however, living in Munich is relatively expensive. As a rule, you can expect to spend 1,000 Euros a month. Most of this will be for rent.

Average costs per person:
Rent for shared living or studio apartment (including utilities) at least 550 €  
Food at least 200 €  
Local public transit 60 € bis 100 €  
Health insurance 50 € bis 120 €  
Phone/internet/radio and TV fees 45 €  

If you are bringing your domestic partner or family to Munich, the costs will increase accordingly. Rent for a two-bedroom apartment ranges from 800 to 1200 euros a month. A cheaper alternative to the private rental market is living in a student dormitory at the Munich Student Union. However, rooms in student dormitories are very popular and there are usually long waiting lists.