Our family is looking at relocating from the United States midwest (so not a high cost of living area) to just outside the Wiesbaden area. We have 4 children, so need more room and it costs more to feed them. We are trying to figure out a reasonable budget. Can anyone help with their opinion about what it would cost for these catagories? We found a house that looks nice with a large yard for 1,800E a month for 260 square meters
Is this a reasonable budget for living just outside the Wiesbaden area:
Rent 1,800E a month
Utilites 500E a month for a 260 square meter house
Lease a car, gas, insurance 580E a month
Food 1,200E a month. We have 4 children and 2 of them eat as much as an adult. They all also like to eat a lot of meat and vegetables. I think meat is expensive in Germany? It would also be nice to eat in a restaurant 2 or 3 times a month.
Are these good amounts, or would you change any of them? Am I missing any large area to budget for in Germany? It is difficult to know without living there. Thank you for all your time and help.