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How Much Does a Cat Cost per Month?

How much a cat costs mainly depends on its breed, size and health.

A cat brings so much joy to family life, but there are a few things you should keep in mind before buying or adopting. For example, can you afford to look after a cat?

When you’re clear about what costs there may be in advance, you’ll save yourself a lot of stress and save your cat from the pound. A cat lives to around 12 to 15 years old, or even more if it’s cared for well. Cats become members of the family, and hate being separated from their loved ones just as much as we do.

First of all, there is the purchase price. Purebred cats are, of course, more expensive than a regular house cat. And then you have monthly and yearly costs.


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What Do You Need for a Cat?


Cat litter


Cat sitter


Basic equipment

Cat toys

Cat insurance

Cost of one cat per month

Depending on the price range in which you buy food and cat litter or how often de-worming is required, the costs vary between 20 and 120 euros per month.

One-time purchase costs

First there are costs for the purchase. Pedigree cats are more expensive and can cost over 1,000 euros. A domestic non-pedigree house cat from the animal shelter is around 70-100 euros. Together with the basic equipment, that makes a total of at least 300 euros.

You can find detailed information about costs on the next page:

Monthly Costs for a Cat

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