Rent an apartment: Ranking – 10 most expensive cities in Germany

Rent an apartment – We have the latest figures! Which city is the most expensive? Rental prices are rising in all cities, especially in the most popular Munich (17.50 euros/m²), Hamburg (12.12 euros/m²), Frankfurt (14.48 euros/m²), Stuttgart and Düsseldorf. We have the cities with the highest rents for apartments in Germany in euros per square meter. Here you can find the current top 10 most expensive cities in Germany. Tip! Read more about Buying an apartment, New construction and Building a house.

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Munich at 17.50 Euro / m²

Rent an apartment in Munich? Read more about the most popular districts in Munich and the current prices for renting a house or apartment: Prices Munich.

  • Rental price: 17,50 Euro / square meter
  • Purchase price (current): 8.993 Euro / square meter

Frankfurt at 14.48 Euro / m² (-17.2%)

Frankfurt am Main is the metropolis for finance in Germany. More and more people are attracted to Frankfurt. We take a look at the current figures and statistics: Prices Frankfurt.

  • Rental price: 14,48 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 3.02 Euro
  • in percent: – 17.26 %
  • Purchase price (current): 6.701 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 2,292 Euro
  • in percent: – 34.20 %

Stuttgart at 14.20 Euro / m² (-18.9%)

Stuttgart is famous for its car industry but also for the good life, close to Switzerland and also Italy. Even closer is France. Therefore Stuttgart is central for the economy in the region: Prices Stuttgart.

  • Rental price: 14,20 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 3.30 Euro
  • in percent: – 18.86 %

Darmstadt at 12.61 euros / m² (-27.9%)

  • Rental price: 12,61 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 4.89 Euro
  • in percent: – 27.94 %

Mainz at 12.46 Euro / m² (-28.8%)

  • Rental price: 12,46 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 5.04 Euro
  • in percent: – 28.8 %

Wiesbaden at 12.15 Euro / m² (-30.6%)

  • Rental price: 12,15 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 5.35 Euro
  • in percent: – 30.57 %

Freiburg at 12.13 Euro / m² (-30.7%)

  • Rental price: 12,13 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 5.37 Euro
  • in percent: – 30.68 %
  • Purchase price (current): 5,349 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 3,644 Euro
  • in percent: – 68.12 %

Düsseldorf at 12.13 Euro / m² (-30.7%)

The German capital of fashion. Rent an apartment in Munich? Read more about the most popular districts in Munich and the current prices for renting a house or apartment: Prices Düsseldorf.

  • Rental price: 12,13 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 5.37 Euro
  • in percent: – 30.68 %
  • Purchase price (current): 5.470 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 3,523 Euro
  • in percent: – 64.4 %

Heilbronn at 12.12 Euro / m² (-30.7%)

  • Rental price: 12,12 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 5.38 Euro
  • in percent: – 44.39 %

Hamburg at 12.12 Euro / m² (-30.7%)

Shopping, actors, athletes, Hamburg is home to high society. How are rents developing? Read more here: Prices Hamburg.

  • Rental price: 12,12 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 5.38 Euro
  • in percent: – 30.7 %
  • Purchase price (current): 5.507 Euro / square meter
  • Comparison (Munich): – 3,486 Euro
  • in percent: – 63.3 %

Statistics, data basis: rental price

  1. Cities with the highest rents
  2. Rental price for the own dream apartment
  3. Housing market: Current requests and offers

Source: Cities with the highest rents

Cities with the highest rental prices for apartments in Germany in the 4th quarter of 2019 (in euros per square metre).

Statistics: Cities with the highest rental prices for apartments in Germany in the 4th quarter of 2019 (in euros per square metre) | Statista
More statistics can be found at Statista

rental price for the own dream apartment

The chart shows the average rent for an apartment with 3 to 4 rooms (81 to 105 sqm).

  1. Munich – 1.500 Euro / month
  2. Frankfurt – 1.170 Euro / month
  3. Stuttgart – 1.080 Euro / month
  4. Hamburg – 1.030 Euro / month
  5. Düsseldorf – 900 Euro / month
  6. Berlin – 900 Euro / month
  7. Cologne – 880 Euro / month
  8. Nuremberg – 800 Euro / month
  9. Dresden – 730 Euro / month
  10. Hanover – 720 Euro / month

More statistics can be found at Statista

Home market: Current requests and offers

The chart shows requests and offers for rental apartments in the 14 largest cities in Germany. 150,000 advertisements for rental apartments and the corresponding contact enquiries were evaluated.

More statistics can be found at Statista

Stock exchange: The largest housing companies

The chart shows the largest listed residential real estate companies by residential units in Germany (2018). Stable returns can be achieved not only with properties, but also with their providers.