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Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Berlin, Germany: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Berlin?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Berlin responded:

"It is a developed city. It has excellent education, transportation and all kinds of entertainment facilities.The local people are very hospitable," remarked another expat in Berlin.

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How do I meet people in Berlin?

When we asked people living in Berlin about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"I would recommend the British Council in Berlin as everyone is great especially Eileen and Len and Paul from the cafe always welcome and also a great information place www.brotcoun.de Also try the British Pub Sanmariter Strasse for a great atmosphere and good beers and sometimes real fish and chips. www.queenvic.de," explained one expat.

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Will I be able to find a job in Berlin?

When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Berlin, they reponded:

"The Maon sector is the public sector most people find work via word of mouth or by joining some kind of agency or through newspapers," explained one expat.

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What is life like in Berlin?

When we asked people living in Berlin what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"People here think that work is very important even to the point where it becomes the ultimate ptiority," said another expat in Berlin.

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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Berlin accepting of differences?

If you live in Berlin, newcomers to Berlin would love to hear your answer to this question.


"Berlin is a modern city with a lot of diverse people although most places are segregated i.e Turkish people mainly in Kreuzberg and wedding it has recently become more open with tentative steps although cliches are still rife here," remarked another in Berlin.

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What are the schools in Berlin like?

"Forget about it. They chucked my daughter out because they are too lazy to find a way to integrate my daughter who is an English native speaker," commented one expat when asked about EURO-KINDERGARTEN Max und Moritz in Berlin.

"If you are working parents or have enough income to pay around 450-500 euro a month fee. This kindergarten is simply the best! My 3 year old daughter is now speaking English to me and German to my partner. So the bi-lingual aspect is definitely working. I feel very relaxed and secure leaving my daughter there knowing she is well looked after. She also always looks forward to going to the kindergarten - which is a good sign," explained one expat in Berlin, Germany with kids at Europa Kindergarten Max und Moritz (Private with Fees).

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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