Expat Guide to Living in Frankfurt
Whether you're already living in Frankfurt or preparing to move to Frankfurt, our Expat Guide to Living in Germany offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Frankfurt. For answers to specific questions, visit our Germany Forum to talk with expats in Frankfurt.
Expats often move to Frankfurt for jobs in finance and IT. Frankfurt is continental Europe's largest financial center and has a population of approximately 2.5 million in the city and surrounding urban area. Towns in the Taunus area north of Frankfurt and Wiesbaden and Mainz to the west are popular among expats. There are many international and bi-lingual schools to choose from and lots of expat clubs in the Frankfurt area.
An expat in Germany talks about the living in Germany. Although he's from France, he had trouble adjusting to the German culture - the lack of politeness, thriftiness and difficulty making friendships.
More Culture Shock Reports for Frankfurt
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Frankfurt handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Frankfurt:
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Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Frankfurt - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Frankfurt by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
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Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Frankfurt Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Frankfurt? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Frankfurt? Below are some of the responses from expats in Frankfurt:
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Reviews of Schools in Frankfurt
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Frankfurt. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Frankfurt:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Frankfurt. If you are already living in Frankfurt, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
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Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Frankfurt by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
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Working in Frankfurt Reports
What's it like to find a job in Frankfurt? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Frankfurt? Below are some of the reports from expats in Frankfurt:
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