This is the cost of living in Germany

Albert Einstein once said: “The best things in life are not those which you get for money.” That may well be true. For everything else, Germans spent an average 2,480 euros per household every month in 2016. This amount varied considerably depending on the household’s income. For example, for monthly net income of between 2,600 and 3,600 euros, spending averaged 2,417 euros. Taking all income brackets together, Germans spent the most money on accommodation, energy and housing maintenance (877 euros). This was followed by food, drink and tobacco (342 euros).  But recreation and culture were not neglected: every month, Germans spend 258 euros on such activities as sports and cinema outings.

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