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General

Berlin, as a world city of science, media, and politics, is the capital and the largest city in Germany. This city is well-known for its amazing festivals, exciting nightlife and a high quality of living.

In Berlin the main language is German, but you are able to find a lot of people under 40 who speak English. Furthermore, the longest open-air gallery in the world is situated in Berlin (1.3 kilometer section of the Berlin Wall). Moreover, Berlin is famous for the tallest tower in Germany — TV tower near Alexanderplatz.

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Very high proficiency of English

2nd

Most populous city in the EU


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 791 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 559
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,524 
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,058 
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 232 
  • Internet € 31 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.8
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 81 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 2 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 29                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 8 
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 42 
  • Beer € 3
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.7 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.5 
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 25 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 11

Healthcare

Germany is famous all over the world for high-level treatment. Berlin, as a capital of this country, has many hospitals and medical research universities. The most famous hospital with an exemplary reputation and with a 24-hour emergency room is Charité Mitte.

It is suitable that almost all doctors in Berlin can speak English. Moreover, medications are provided by German chemists and pharmacies, for some kinds of medications you will need to have a prescription from a licensed physician.

It is required in Germany to be insured. There is a dual system of insurance in Germany: compulsory and private. Compulsory insurance it is when the amount of money you pay depends on your income (14,6% of your income). Generally, 7,3% will be automatically deducted from your salary. Your employer covers the remaining fee.

For private insurance you pay an amount depending on your age and health. Furthermore, you have to take private insurance if your salary is higher than 56250 EUR per year.

More about health care system


Education

There are three types of Higher Education Institutions in Germany such as: Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, Universities of Art/Music. Currently, Germany is adapting higher education to the three cycle degree system, which is common for the European Higher Education Area. In this country Bachelor's and Master's degrees are available. Public universities in Germany are free, but all the student have to pay semester fee which is between €150 and €350. Moreover, here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Berlin.

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Climate

Berlin, as a city with a Maritime temperate climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and humid warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 25°C (77 °F) and in winter -2°C (28 °F). Furthermore, in the city temperatures can be 4°C (7°F) higher than in the suburbs.

 25°C

average temperature in summer

-2°C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Berlin, as a safe city, has a safety level of 78% safe according to Citysafe’s rating and 61% according to Numbeo. And about crime, Berlin is safe for residents and doesn`t have “no-go areas”.

78/100

Safety index "Citysafe"

61/100

Safety index "Numbeo"


Economy

Berlin, as a city with the highest annual employment growth rate, is considered as a place where a lot of jobs are added every day. Furthermore, this city has economic development due to a big amount of innovations and researches. That`s why Berlin is a center for investments and professional relocation.

1498

Minimum monthly salary

3737

Average monthly salary


People

Expat communities are common in Berlin because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed.

InterNations

Meetup

Angloinfo

  • General

    Berlin, as a world city of science, media, and politics, is the capital and the largest city in Germany. This city is well-known for its amazing festivals, exciting nightlife and a high quality of living.

    In Berlin the main language is German, but you are able to find a lot of people under 40 who speak English. Furthermore, the longest open-air gallery in the world is situated in Berlin (1.3 kilometer section of the Berlin Wall). Moreover, Berlin is famous for the tallest tower in Germany — TV tower near Alexanderplatz.

    Created with Sketch.

    Very high proficiency of English

    2nd

    Most populous city in the EU

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 791 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 559
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,524 
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,058 
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 232 
    • Internet € 31 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.8
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 81 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 2 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 29                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 8 
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 42 
    • Beer € 3
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.7 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.5 
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 25 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 11
  • Healthcare

    Germany is famous all over the world for high-level treatment. Berlin, as a capital of this country, has many hospitals and medical research universities. The most famous hospital with an exemplary reputation and with a 24-hour emergency room is Charité Mitte.

    It is suitable that almost all doctors in Berlin can speak English. Moreover, medications are provided by German chemists and pharmacies, for some kinds of medications you will need to have a prescription from a licensed physician.

    It is required in Germany to be insured. There is a dual system of insurance in Germany: compulsory and private. Compulsory insurance it is when the amount of money you pay depends on your income (14,6% of your income). Generally, 7,3% will be automatically deducted from your salary. Your employer covers the remaining fee.

    For private insurance you pay an amount depending on your age and health. Furthermore, you have to take private insurance if your salary is higher than 56250 EUR per year.

    More about health care system

  • Education

    There are three types of Higher Education Institutions in Germany such as: Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, Universities of Art/Music. Currently, Germany is adapting higher education to the three cycle degree system, which is common for the European Higher Education Area. In this country Bachelor's and Master's degrees are available. Public universities in Germany are free, but all the student have to pay semester fee which is between €150 and €350. Moreover, here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Berlin.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Berlin, as a city with a Maritime temperate climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and humid warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 25°C (77 °F) and in winter -2°C (28 °F). Furthermore, in the city temperatures can be 4°C (7°F) higher than in the suburbs.

     25°C

    average temperature in summer

    -2°C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Berlin, as a safe city, has a safety level of 78% safe according to Citysafe’s rating and 61% according to Numbeo. And about crime, Berlin is safe for residents and doesn`t have “no-go areas”.

    78/100

    Safety index "Citysafe"

    61/100

    Safety index "Numbeo"

  • Economy

    Berlin, as a city with the highest annual employment growth rate, is considered as a place where a lot of jobs are added every day. Furthermore, this city has economic development due to a big amount of innovations and researches. That`s why Berlin is a center for investments and professional relocation.

    1498

    Minimum monthly salary

    3737

    Average monthly salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Berlin because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed.

    InterNations

    Meetup

    Angloinfo

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