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Cost of Living in Stuttgart

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Hi, Its been after hours of surfing through the internet that I have finally reached to this community, and I hope its the right place.

I am planning to land in Stuttgart in a few weeks and need to know a little about the cost of living. Several blogs have been posted on the net but they just seem outdated. I hope somebody from Stuttgart Community will help.

I need to know the following:

a: The cost of renting a home/apartment like 3 beds. Not necessarily in Stuttgart, but in the surrounding. Just need an average idea of accommodation including utilities.

b: The cost of public transport in Stuttgart? Any suggestion about buying a car. How much does it cost to maintain a small car including gas, parking and maintenance.

c: The cost of living like groceries & food. An average idea for 2 Adults & 2 Kids.

A prompt response would be appreciated, as I do have several other questions, and will ask if I manage to have a few good friends through this community.

  • Go to Frank (confidential)'s profile

    posted by  in Stuttgart forum 

    Sorry for the late reply - I didn't know about this forum earlier.
    It might not be of interest to you any more, but I'll add to the above replies for the benefit of future readers:

    - Rent is as mentioned above, but on top of that you need to pay another EUR200/month for utilities (energy for heating is not cheap). Also, furnished apartments are rare and cost more, so you might have to buy or bring your own stuff. The kitchen furniture and appliances are often provided in rental flats.
    - A three months deposit is common in Germany, so incl. the first month rent you need to pay four months upfront.
    - Monthly tickets for public transport cost EUR60-120 depending on how far you live from work. School kids cost about half of that and below 6 years can travel for free.
    - Basic groceries are as above, but you might need more money for (and search a bit to find where to buy) out-of-the-ordinary stuff like South Asian ingredients and spices, or Halal meat. Also, eating out is quite expensive, starting at EUR10 per person per meal.
    - There are subsidized child care options (around EUR250/month per child), but they often have long waiting lists and no English spoken, so you might end up having to use much costlier private options.
    - Travelling (to the many famous places in Europe, or back to your home country) can also take a big part of your budget, but is of course heavily recommendable.

    Good luck,
    Frank

  • Go to Kuttan Here's profile

    If you guys are still interested...

    posted by  Kuttan Here in Stuttgart forum 

    Hi,

    To answer the queries...

    a: The cost of renting a home/apartment like 3 beds. Not necessarily in Stuttgart, but in the surrounding. Just need an average idea of accommodation including utilities.
    I would say a 3 bedroom apartment might cost you around 700 to 900 Euros/mnth and they need not be furnished. Btw, did u try searching sites like http://www.immobilienscout24.de.

    b: The cost of public transport in Stuttgart? Any suggestion about buying a car. How much does it cost to maintain a small car including gas, parking and maintenance.
    I don't have a car and doesn't feel like needing a car since the public transport is really good.

    c: The cost of living like groceries & food. An average idea for 2 Adults & 2 Kids.
    You can wrap it up for 600 to 800 euros.

  • posted by  in Stuttgart forum 

    some one tell about this..i also wana know the same...peoples of stuttgarts..please help us

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