Discover German IT salaries in 2023 and calculate your pay

Our German salary calculator helps you to estimate your net income based on your job role and location to maintain your standard of living.

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€70k Average IT
gross salary p.a.
€42k Average IT
net salary p.a.
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Young Indian engineer with a laptop calculating German salary

Salary comparison

On average, the gross annual salaries for developers and engineers in Germany fall within the salary range of:

Salary range

Average monthly expenses

With an average monthly gross IT salary of €5,800, your take-home pay after deductions is €3,550. The primary living expenses in Germany typically include:

€1,303 Housing
€564 Groceries
€391 Transportation
€323 Entertainment

Cost of living in Germany

Despite being one of the wealthiest countries globally, the cost of living in Germany is relatively affordable compared to other European countries. As a basic estimate, an individual can expect to spend between €1,500 and €3,000 per month. However, expenses can vary based on location, household size, and lifestyle.

Living in major cities like Munich and Stuttgart tends to be more expensive due to higher rent prices. Once considered affordable, Berlin has witnessed a rapid increase in rent prices in recent years. However, cities like Leipzig and Dresden still offer affordable living options.

As of April 2023, Germany experienced an inflation rate of 7.2%, with the most significant rises in energy and food prices. Inflation is projected to remain high until the end of 2024. As we move through 2023, we will frequently update the numbers to obtain an accurate understanding of the current situation.

How we calculate

To estimate your salary, we compare your current cost of living with the cost of living in Germany based on purchasing power parity. Purchasing power parity helps us determine the differences in the cost of living between two countries. This calculation gives us your net salary.

At Nioomi, we rely on the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Finance to calculate your gross salary and the taxes and social security contributions deducted from your net pay. It's important to note that the final calculation may have slight variations, as we don't consider factors like the specific federal state or religious affiliation.

The Federal Statistical Office gathers data on the monthly net household income and the related living expenses of private households on an annual basis. We utilize this information to provide you with an estimate of the expected cost of living in Germany.

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