Cost of living

Luxembourg on a daily basis - expensive or cheap?

Prices vary considerably from one area to another

Yes, let’s talk about money! The subject is complex and subjective, but one thing is certain: any consumer wants to get value for money.

In general, the prices of consumer goods and services in Luxembourg are at a fairly high level, and above the European average. 

Lower prices in other areas

However, the tendency is different in other areas. Thus, the prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco, cars and fuel and consumer electronics, that is to say, televisions, computers, mobile phones, etc are lower than on average.

But let us turn to practical things. To guide you through the price jungle, we have drawn up a list of the indicative prices of a series of everyday consumer goods together with current housing prices. See for yourself!

Mobility

Transport ticket for the whole country

34 euros per month

Housing

Studio flat to buy

< EUR 252.000

2 bedroom apartment to buy

< EUR 394.000

4 bedroom house to buy

< EUR 665.000

Studio flat to rent

EUR 876

2 bedroom apartment to rent

EUR 1.400

4 bedroom house to rent

EUR 2.500

Private rental deposit

Two months’ rent

Tenant’s liability insurance

250 euros per year

Telephone, internet, mail

Monthly smartphone subscription

EUR 40

Monthly Internet subscription

30 Mbits/s, with fixed-line telephone

EUR 40

1 postage stamp for Luxembourg (>50g)

0.60 euro (fixed)

1 postage stamp for Europe (>50g)

0.85 euro (fixed)

Meals and food

Family loaf 500g

2.1 euros

Fresh milk, 1l

1.3 euro

Eggs, 1 doz.

3.4 euros

Apples, 1kg

2.6 euros

Coffee, 250g

3.3 euros

Still mineral water, 1.5l

0.7 euro

Leisure and outings

1 daily newspaper

1.4 euro

1 cinema ticket

8.3 euros

1 theatre ticket

EUR 20

1 entry to a museum

5 euros

1 rock/pop/electro concert

15-35 euros

1 concert at the Luxembourg Philharmonie

EUR 20

Inscription/borrowing books and DVDs from a library

Free of charge

Membership of a gym

80 euros per month

Swimming pool

3.40 euros (reduced price: 1.70 euro)

1 entry to a night club

EUR 10

1 beer in a bar

EUR 2,50

1 beer in a night club

5 euros

1 cocktail

EUR 10

Source: Observatoire de l’habitat, Statec ,uni.lu,www.expatistan.com. Average prices given without any guarantee!

Over the last few years, these prices have undergone constant changes. In June every year Statec publishes a list of consumer prices for certain products and goods whilst the Observatoire de l’habitat publishes every quarter a list of the advertised prices of accommodation for rent and sale.

  • Updated 10-11-2017