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Pros and Cons of Living in Germany

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 07, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Germany include its excellent infrastructure, high quality of life, and strong economy. Germany is also known for its rich cultural heritage, with many historical sites and museums to explore. Additionally, Germany is a great place to learn a new language, as it is home to many different dialects and languages. The cons of living in Germany include the high cost of living, especially in the larger cities. Additionally, the weather can be unpredictable, with cold winters and hot summers. Furthermore, the bureaucracy in Germany can be difficult to navigate, and the language barrier can be a challenge for those who do not speak German.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Germany?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Germany responded:

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the high quality of life in Germany, with its excellent infrastructure, efficient public transportation, and vibrant cultural scene. They also enjoy the country's strong economy, which provides plenty of job opportunities. Additionally, many expats and digital nomads find the German people to be friendly and welcoming. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the language barrier and bureaucracy to be challenging. Additionally, the cost of living in Germany can be quite high, especially in the larger cities," said one in Germany.

"What I like about living in Germany the beautiful cities and countryside. Also the ability to visit other neighboring countries. Flying is cheaper due to the low-cost flights available. Dislikes, racial discrimination. It took seven years to adjust longer than I thought," explained one expat in Kandern.

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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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