Last updated on Apr 20, 2023
Summary: The population of Karlsruhe is 300,000. Karlsruhe is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, a great university, and a lively nightlife. Expats love the city's excellent public transportation system, its proximity to the Black Forest, and its vibrant cultural scene. The weather in Karlsruhe is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from an average low of 37°F (3°C) in the winter to an average high of 77°F (25°C) in the summer. The average cost of living in Karlsruhe for an expat is around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $800 per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $1,200 per month.
What do I need to know about living in Karlsruhe?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Karlsruhe, they said:
"Before retiring in Karlsruhe, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is slightly higher than the national average. Expats should also be aware of the language barrier, as German is the official language of the city. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system in Karlsruhe, as well as the availability of public transportation. It is also important to research the local culture and customs, as well as the job market, to ensure that the city is a good fit for retirement," commented one expat who made the move to Karlsruhe.
What do I need to know before moving to Karlsruhe?
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.
- What should I pack when moving to Karlsruhe?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Karlsruhe?
- Will I be able to find a job in Karlsruhe?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Karlsruhe appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Karlsruhe?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Karlsruhe accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Karlsruhe like?
- How are healthcare services in Karlsruhe?
- What are medical services in Karlsruhe like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Karlsruhe?
- What are emergency services like in Karlsruhe?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Karlsruhe?
- How are local medical facilities in Karlsruhe?
- As a foreigner living in Karlsruhe, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?