Last updated on Jun 02, 2023
Summary: Heidelberg, Germany is a picturesque city with a rich history and culture. Expats love the city's vibrant atmosphere, its proximity to nature, and its excellent public transportation system. The weather in Heidelberg is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,400 per month. The population of Heidelberg is approximately 150,000.
What do I need to know about living in Heidelberg?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Heidelberg, they said:
"Before retiring in Heidelberg, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than the national average. They should also research the local healthcare system and the availability of medical services. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, as most people in Heidelberg speak German. It is also important to research the local culture and customs, as well as the climate and weather in Heidelberg. Finally, expats should consider the availability of leisure activities and entertainment in the city," wrote one member in Heidelberg.
"Just try to learn the language; it isn't really necessary but it will increase your opportunities and help you forge friendships with the locals (some Americans here never venture out, socially or culturally, out of the large and established American community.) Other than that just to have a good time and enjoy the area, its a great city with beautiful architecture and a thriving international culture," remarked one expat who made the move to Heidelberg.
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About the Author
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.
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