Be it the room in a dormitory, the pizza in a restaurant or the bottle of beer in a student club - everything costs money. Prices differ a lot not only in the big cities but all across Germany. While life and study in Munich is rather expensive, staying in Leipzig for example is much cheaper.
Price index of general items
The table above shows the prices of the general items that can give students an idea of roughly how much they would need to pay for a certain things in the United States on average. These costs might have to be paid monthly or daily by individuals, but then at the same time chances are that they can be shared for instance the electricity bill or the internet bills can all be shared by a group of people 4 to 5 people.