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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Hamburg, Germany is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's diverse range of activities, from its lively nightlife to its many museums and galleries. The weather in Hamburg is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s in the winter to the mid-60s in the summer (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 in Hamburg is around $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $1,500 per month. The population of Hamburg is approximately 1.8 million people.

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

"Before retiring in Hamburg, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, as most people in the city speak German. It is also important to research the cost of living in Hamburg, as it is one of the most expensive cities in Germany. Additionally, expats should look into the healthcare system in Hamburg, as it is a public system and may require additional private insurance. Finally, expats should research the local culture and customs, as well as the different neighborhoods in the city, to ensure they find the best fit for their retirement," wrote one member in Hamburg.

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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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