Last updated on Jul 09, 2023
Summary: Dusseldorf, Germany is a vibrant and modern city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's excellent public transportation system, its lively nightlife, and its proximity to other major cities in Germany. The weather in Dusseldorf is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit (0-20 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Dusseldorf is around $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $1,500 per month. The population of Dusseldorf is 618,000.
What do I need to know about living in Dusseldorf?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Dusseldorf, they said:
"Before retiring in Dusseldorf, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than in many other parts of Germany. Expats should also research the local healthcare system and make sure they have adequate health insurance coverage. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, as German is the official language in Dusseldorf. Finally, expats should research the local culture and customs to ensure they are prepared to integrate into the local community," wrote a member in Dusseldorf.
What do I need to know before moving to Dusseldorf?
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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