Moving to Germany

Reasons why people move to Germany

Here are the top 3 reasons why people move to Germany.

  1. Low cost of living:
    Low cost of living is one of the reasons Germany stands out when people move to Western Europe. In fact, Munich, which is one of the biggest cities in Germany is ranked 38th on a list of the most expensive cities of Europe. Paris ranks 14th, Dublin ranks 20th and London ranks 23rd. Looking further at the rankings, you can also find Berlin which is at number 85, which proves that Germany has affordable living costs compared to other European cities. in 2016, according to the German government, the average monthly cost of housing, food and clothing per household was just over €1,300 (in dollars US $1,500).
  2. High education:
    When looking at the percentage of doctoral graduates in the European Union, Germany scores 2.2%. This is relatively high comparatively and means that Germany has a large pool of academic graduates. This also accounts for the high demand for German-educated scholars, scientists and technicians at research laboratories around the world because of their knowledge and educational level.
  3. Investments:
    Between 2006 and 2019, Germany increased the percentage of investments in research and development. They now rank at 3rd place in Europe, only behind Sweden and Austria. This makes Germany a top country for research and development spending.



Other reasons why people move to Germany:

  • Thirteen-month salary
  • Mostly paid in December before Christmas (like in Austria and Italy)
  • Affordable childcare
  • Open-mindedness
  • Free higher education

Most of the people moving to Germany come from (top 5 countries):

  1. Switzerland
  2. United States of America
  3. Austria
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Turkey

Top 5 cities of Germany based on population: