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 30 € bis 50 €
Health insurance 50 € bis 120 €
Phone/internet/radio and TV fees 45 €


If you are moving to Munich with your family, 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.