Relocate to Germany → Hamburg

General

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the second smallest German state by area. This city is also famous for its beautiful architecture, for instance, there is the most wonderful and the largest government building in Germany. Moreover, there is one interesting fact that people call Hamburg as Germany's Gateway to the World because here you can find the biggest port in this country.

Furthermore, there are more bridges in Hamburg than in Venice and Amsterdam combined. Generally, Hamburg is a safe city, but everybody has to be careful on the Reeperbahn St. after dark.

2nd

largest city in Germany

14%

of the Hamburg city area is green

2,3k

bridges in the city


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 842
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 627
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,780
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,138
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 219
  • Internet € 30
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3.2 
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 88 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 2 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3 
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 31                                                                                                                                                                                         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 € 10
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 50 
  • Beer € 3.8 
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.8
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.4
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 36 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12 

Healthcare

Germany is famous all over the world for high-level treatment and Hamburg is not an exemption. There are more than 50 top-class hospitals in Hamburg, which are internationalized for better researching and developing the medicine in Germany. For promoting Hamburg as a premium Healthcare destination, this website was created by Hamburg Tourist Board, where you can find a lot of information about healthcare in the city.

English-speaking staff is common in Hamburg. Medications are provided by pharmacies (Apotheke), for some kinds of medications you will need to have a prescription from a doctor.

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 the best universities, colleges, and education providers in Hamburg.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Hamburg, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 23°C (74 °F) and in winter 1°C (34 °F) with little snowfall.

 23°C

average temperature in summer

C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Hamburg has a safety level of 50% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. As a port city Hamburg is relatively safe, but there are some areas in the city that are better to avoid (Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, St. Georg, Adenauerallee, Steindamm, Bremer, Reihe, and Hansaplatz). And about crime, Hamburg is safe for residents.

50/100

Safety index


Economy

Hamburg is a city with high employment rate and significant economy. With the second largest port in Europe, Hamburg is a city where you can find a lot of companies or their representatives. That`s why a lot of expats find jobs there. There is one interesting fact that 88% of working-age people work in more than 120,000 businesses. Moreover, Hamburg is the most important banking city in Northern Germany.

1498

Minimum monthly salary

4039

Average monthly salary


People

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

InterNations

Meetup

  • General

    Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the second smallest German state by area. This city is also famous for its beautiful architecture, for instance, there is the most wonderful and the largest government building in Germany. Moreover, there is one interesting fact that people call Hamburg as Germany's Gateway to the World because here you can find the biggest port in this country.

    Furthermore, there are more bridges in Hamburg than in Venice and Amsterdam combined. Generally, Hamburg is a safe city, but everybody has to be careful on the Reeperbahn St. after dark.

    2nd

    largest city in Germany

    14%

    of the Hamburg city area is green

    2,3k

    bridges in the city

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 842
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 627
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,780
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,138
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 219
    • Internet € 30
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3.2 
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 88 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 2 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3 
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 31                                                                                                                                                                                         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 € 10
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 50 
    • Beer € 3.8 
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.8
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.4
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 36 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12 
  • Healthcare

    Germany is famous all over the world for high-level treatment and Hamburg is not an exemption. There are more than 50 top-class hospitals in Hamburg, which are internationalized for better researching and developing the medicine in Germany. For promoting Hamburg as a premium Healthcare destination, this website was created by Hamburg Tourist Board, where you can find a lot of information about healthcare in the city.

    English-speaking staff is common in Hamburg. Medications are provided by pharmacies (Apotheke), for some kinds of medications you will need to have a prescription from a doctor.

    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 the best universities, colleges, and education providers in Hamburg.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Hamburg, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 23°C (74 °F) and in winter 1°C (34 °F) with little snowfall.

     23°C

    average temperature in summer

    C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Hamburg has a safety level of 50% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. As a port city Hamburg is relatively safe, but there are some areas in the city that are better to avoid (Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, St. Georg, Adenauerallee, Steindamm, Bremer, Reihe, and Hansaplatz). And about crime, Hamburg is safe for residents.

    50/100

    Safety index

  • Economy

    Hamburg is a city with high employment rate and significant economy. With the second largest port in Europe, Hamburg is a city where you can find a lot of companies or their representatives. That`s why a lot of expats find jobs there. There is one interesting fact that 88% of working-age people work in more than 120,000 businesses. Moreover, Hamburg is the most important banking city in Northern Germany.

    1498

    Minimum monthly salary

    4039

    Average monthly salary

  • People

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

    InterNations

    Meetup

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