Shopping and living expenses

In Frankfurt, there are multiple possibilities to go shopping. Die Zeil is Frankfurt's biggest shopping avenue, the Goethestraße offers a selection of world famous luxury suppliers and shopping malls like the Skyline Plaza, Nordwestzentrum, or Hessen Center provide many big and small shops. 

Every fortnight there are Flea markets along the banks of the Main river. There much more possibilities to go shopping in the different districts of Frankfurt.

Living expenses

Monthly living expenses (expenses for food, accommodation etc.) in Frankfurt are about 1,000 - 1,200  € per person.
The following list of prices for standard daily-use items will give you a rough idea of prices in Frankfurt:

Monthly ticket for public transportation, RMV Frankfurt


106.20 €

single ticket RMV


3.65 €



ca. 3.00 €

Cinema per person


ca. 11 €

Bread roll


ca. 0.60 €

Entry fee for museum


ca. 8-12.00 €

Stamp for a standard letter national


0.85 €

Beer (0,5 l)


ca. 4.00 €

Apfelwein (traditional Frankfurter drink)


ca. 3.50 €

On average, people in Frankfurt spend about 42% of their net income on rental accommodation.