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General

Munich is a beautiful city, which is situated in Germany. Munich is number 4 in worldwide list of cities with high living standards according to the Mercer Quality of Living Survey. This city is very prosperous because Munich has the lowest unemployment rate in Germany. Furthermore, this city is famous for its remarkable and splendid architecture and annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Moreover, there is one more interesting fact that Munich is a home to the BMW and has a large museum, which is dedicated to the BMW.

4th

in worldwide list of cities with high life standards

3d

largest city in Germany


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre  € 1,049
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 824
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 2,147
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,596
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 209
  • Internet € 30 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport)  € 2.8
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 66 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.9
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 36                                                                                                                                                                                         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 € 60
  • Beer € 4
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.9
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.6 
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 35 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 11 

Healthcare

Germany is famous all over the world for high-level treatment. There are a lot of large hospitals in Munich with English-speaking staff and almost no queues. Furthermore, in this global city you have the opportunity even to find a doctor who speaks your own language. Here is the list of doctor`s and clinics`phone numbers.

Medications in Munich are provided by pharmacies (Apotheke), for some kinds of medications you will need to have a prescription from a doctor. Furthermore, in Germany you have to pay the whole price for medicines without prescriptions.

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 Munich.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Munich, as a city with a humid continental and oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cool winters and warm summers with showers and thunderstorms. The average temperature in summer is 19°C (66 °F) and in winter 2°C (36 °F).

 19°C

average temperature in summer

C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Munich, as the safest city in Western Europe, has a safety level of 85% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 83% according to Numbeo. And about crime, Munich is also very safe for residents that say “your level of intoxication is more likely to injure you than another person in this Bavarian city”.

85/100

Safety index "SafeAround"

83/100

Safety index "Numbeo"


Economy

Munich, as a city with the lowest unemployment rate, has the strongest economy in Germany. This city is a center for innovations, software and service industries, publishing and finances. Furthermore, Munich is a home for a lot of transnational companies and can be easily called a global city. That`s why a lot of expats move there.

1498

Minimum monthly salary

4739

Average monthly salary


People

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

InterNations

Meetup

  • General

    Munich is a beautiful city, which is situated in Germany. Munich is number 4 in worldwide list of cities with high living standards according to the Mercer Quality of Living Survey. This city is very prosperous because Munich has the lowest unemployment rate in Germany. Furthermore, this city is famous for its remarkable and splendid architecture and annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Moreover, there is one more interesting fact that Munich is a home to the BMW and has a large museum, which is dedicated to the BMW.

    4th

    in worldwide list of cities with high life standards

    3d

    largest city in Germany

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre  € 1,049
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 824
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 2,147
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,596
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 209
    • Internet € 30 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport)  € 2.8
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 66 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.9
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 36                                                                                                                                                                                         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 € 60
    • Beer € 4
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.9
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.6 
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 35 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 11 
  • Healthcare

    Germany is famous all over the world for high-level treatment. There are a lot of large hospitals in Munich with English-speaking staff and almost no queues. Furthermore, in this global city you have the opportunity even to find a doctor who speaks your own language. Here is the list of doctor`s and clinics`phone numbers.

    Medications in Munich are provided by pharmacies (Apotheke), for some kinds of medications you will need to have a prescription from a doctor. Furthermore, in Germany you have to pay the whole price for medicines without prescriptions.

    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 Munich.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Munich, as a city with a humid continental and oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cool winters and warm summers with showers and thunderstorms. The average temperature in summer is 19°C (66 °F) and in winter 2°C (36 °F).

     19°C

    average temperature in summer

    C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Munich, as the safest city in Western Europe, has a safety level of 85% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 83% according to Numbeo. And about crime, Munich is also very safe for residents that say “your level of intoxication is more likely to injure you than another person in this Bavarian city”.

    85/100

    Safety index "SafeAround"

    83/100

    Safety index "Numbeo"

  • Economy

    Munich, as a city with the lowest unemployment rate, has the strongest economy in Germany. This city is a center for innovations, software and service industries, publishing and finances. Furthermore, Munich is a home for a lot of transnational companies and can be easily called a global city. That`s why a lot of expats move there.

    1498

    Minimum monthly salary

    4739

    Average monthly salary

  • People

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

    InterNations

    Meetup

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