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General

Frankfurt, as a business and financial center of Germany, was ranked 11th at the Global Financial Centres Index in 2017. Moreover, Frankfurt is the most international city with the highest percentage of foreigners in this country. Here you can meet people who speak your language and restaurants that serve your traditional food. Frankfurt is famous for the Frankfurt School and Goethe. Furthermore, here you can find the busiest German airport, which is the third-largest in Europe. Some people call Frankfurt a city of contrasts because in this city modern skyscrapers coexist with old buildings. In addition, Frankfurt is well-known for its museums, theaters, and opera.

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Frankfurters are foreign

7th

highest quality of life in the world


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 900 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 638 
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,633 
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,177
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 207
  • Internet € 27 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.9
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 87 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.99 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4 
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 32                                                                                                                                                                                         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 € 12
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 50
  • Beer € 4
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.8 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.3 
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 36 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 11 

Healthcare

Germany is famous all over the world for high-level treatment and Frankfurt is not an exemption. One of the goals of this city is to make its residents take care of their health. In Frankfurt you can find a lot of medical centers and 17 hospitals. There are two famous hospitals with an exemplary reputation in Frankfurt: the Bürgerhospital and the Goethe University Hospital.

It is suitable that almost all doctors in Frankfurt speak English quite well. However, you have to keep in mind that operators in medical emergency typically speak only German. Moreover, medications are provided by German pharmacies, which can be closed in the evenings, on weekends and holidays.

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 56 250 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 Frankfurt.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Frankfurt, as a city with a temperate-oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cool winters and summers. The average temperature in summer is 20°C (68 °F) and in winter 2°C (36 °F). Furthermore, in the average annual temperature is 11°C (51°F).

 20°C

average temperature in summer

C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Frankfurt, as a safe city, has a safety level of 74% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 56% according to Numbeo. Furthermore, there is the most famous red light district in Germany, so it is recommended to avoid this area. And about crime, Frankfurt is also safe for residents.

74/100

Safety index "SafeAround"

56/100

Safety index "Numbeo"


Economy

Frankfurt, as a financial capital of Germany, is situated in one of the economically strongest regions in this country. Frankfurt is among top three cities for international companies in Europe. Furthermore, this city is considered as a place with the highest concentration of jobs in Germany (922 jobs per 1 000 inhabitants). That`s why Frankfurt is one of the major places for investments and professional relocation.

1498

Minimum monthly salary

4683

Average monthly salary


People

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

InterNations

Meetup

  • General

    Frankfurt, as a business and financial center of Germany, was ranked 11th at the Global Financial Centres Index in 2017. Moreover, Frankfurt is the most international city with the highest percentage of foreigners in this country. Here you can meet people who speak your language and restaurants that serve your traditional food. Frankfurt is famous for the Frankfurt School and Goethe. Furthermore, here you can find the busiest German airport, which is the third-largest in Europe. Some people call Frankfurt a city of contrasts because in this city modern skyscrapers coexist with old buildings. In addition, Frankfurt is well-known for its museums, theaters, and opera.

    1/4

    Frankfurters are foreign

    7th

    highest quality of life in the world

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 900 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 638 
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,633 
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,177
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 207
    • Internet € 27 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.9
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 87 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.99 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4 
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 32                                                                                                                                                                                         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 € 12
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 50
    • Beer € 4
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.8 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.3 
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 36 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 11 
  • Healthcare

    Germany is famous all over the world for high-level treatment and Frankfurt is not an exemption. One of the goals of this city is to make its residents take care of their health. In Frankfurt you can find a lot of medical centers and 17 hospitals. There are two famous hospitals with an exemplary reputation in Frankfurt: the Bürgerhospital and the Goethe University Hospital.

    It is suitable that almost all doctors in Frankfurt speak English quite well. However, you have to keep in mind that operators in medical emergency typically speak only German. Moreover, medications are provided by German pharmacies, which can be closed in the evenings, on weekends and holidays.

    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 56 250 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 Frankfurt.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Frankfurt, as a city with a temperate-oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cool winters and summers. The average temperature in summer is 20°C (68 °F) and in winter 2°C (36 °F). Furthermore, in the average annual temperature is 11°C (51°F).

     20°C

    average temperature in summer

    C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Frankfurt, as a safe city, has a safety level of 74% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 56% according to Numbeo. Furthermore, there is the most famous red light district in Germany, so it is recommended to avoid this area. And about crime, Frankfurt is also safe for residents.

    74/100

    Safety index "SafeAround"

    56/100

    Safety index "Numbeo"

  • Economy

    Frankfurt, as a financial capital of Germany, is situated in one of the economically strongest regions in this country. Frankfurt is among top three cities for international companies in Europe. Furthermore, this city is considered as a place with the highest concentration of jobs in Germany (922 jobs per 1 000 inhabitants). That`s why Frankfurt is one of the major places for investments and professional relocation.

    1498

    Minimum monthly salary

    4683

    Average monthly salary

  • People

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

    InterNations

    Meetup

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