Cost of Living

Cost of Living in Halle, Germany: Living in Halle (Saale), Germany is affordable. The Excellence Center in Europe provides program participants with accommodations and daily breakfast during their stay in Germany. Therefore, after you have organized your trip to the Excellence Center in Europe and found your way to Halle (Saale), your essential costs will likely include:

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant9.00 €
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course45.00 €
McMeal at McDonalds (or equivalent combo meal)7.00 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)3.40 €
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)3.00 €
Cappuccino (regular)2.67 €
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)1.83 €
Water (0.33 liter bottle)1.80 €
Milk (regular), (1 liter)0.68 €
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)1.07 €
Rice (white), (1kg)1.76 €
Eggs (regular) (12)1.53 €
Local Cheese (1kg)6.50 €
Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless), (1kg)6.48 €
Beef Round (1kg) (or equivalent red meat)10.05 €
Apples (1kg)2.00 €
Banana (1kg)1.53 €
Oranges (1kg)2.18 €
Tomato (1kg)2.77 €
Potato (1kg)0.91 €
Onion (1kg)0.84 €
Lettuce (1 head)0.97 €
Water (1.5 liter bottle)0.26 €
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)3.99 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)0.62 €
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)1.21 €
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)6.00 €


One-Way Ticket (Local Transportation)2.25 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)61.50 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)3.50 €
Taxi/1km (Normal Tariff)2.00 €
Taxi 1 Hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)25.00 €
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult25.00 €
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat10.00 €

Considering the costs above, travelers you can expect to pay no more than 200 Euro a month to cover their essential needs.In terms of public transportation, Germany has train services or bus services. Inter-trains are relatively convenient; however, the tickets are a bit expensive.

Prices for train ride from Halle are as follows: 

Berlin – 19-40 Euro per person

Leipzig – 7,60 Euro per person

Munich – 60-80 Euro per person

Hamburg– 40-60 Euro per person

Frankfurt – 40-80 Euro per person

A cheap and efficient alternative mode of transportation within Germany is by bus.

Bus prices and the estimated duration of longer trips are as follows:

Berlin – 7,90-15 Euro per person

Munich – 17-35 Euro per person

Hamburg– 13-30 Euro per person

Frankfurt – 20-40 Euro per person

Here you will find the link to Flixbus:

Other things you may wish to spend money on while in Germany are souvenirs and entry fees to various sites. Should you wish the purchase gifts for friends and family members, there are many nice and inexpensive options to choose from.