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Moving to Berlin, Germany

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 06, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Berlin, Germany for its vibrant culture, diverse population, and unique history. The city is known for its thriving art and music scenes, as well as its many parks and green spaces. Berlin is also a great place to live for its excellent public transportation system, affordable cost of living, and wide range of job opportunities. Additionally, the city is home to a large international community, making it a great place for expats to meet new people and make connections.

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What do I need to know before moving to Berlin?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Berlin, they said:

"Berlin is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich cultural history. Expats should be aware that the cost of living in Berlin is relatively high, so it is important to budget accordingly. It is also important to research the different neighborhoods in Berlin to find the best fit for your lifestyle. Expats should also be aware that the German language is widely spoken in Berlin, so it is beneficial to learn some basic German before moving. Additionally, it is important to familiarize yourself with the German healthcare system and to obtain health insurance. Finally, Berlin is a great city for expats to explore and enjoy, so make sure to take advantage of all the city has to offer," remarked one expat in Berlin, Germany.

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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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