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Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 20, 2023

Summary: The population of Munich is 1.5 million people. Munich is a vibrant, modern city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's excellent public transportation system, its many parks and green spaces, its lively nightlife, and its proximity to the Alps. The weather in Munich is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s in the winter to the mid-70s in the summer. The average cost of living in Munich for an expat is around $2,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $1,200 per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $1,800 per month.

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What do I need to know about living in Munich?

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

"Munich is a great city for retirees, offering a high quality of life and plenty of activities to keep you busy. Before retiring in Munich, it is important to research the cost of living and the availability of healthcare services. It is also important to consider the language barrier, as most people in Munich speak German. Additionally, it is important to research the visa requirements for retirees, as well as the tax implications of living in Germany. Finally, it is important to familiarize yourself with the culture and customs of Munich, as this will help you to integrate into the local community," remarked one expat living in Munich, Germany.

"Do it! Munich is on the cusp of the Alps. Good ski areas are 1 hr. south of Munich. Lake Garda (for wind surfing, MTB, etc.) is 400 km south of Munich in Italy. Prague is a 4 hr. drive to the east. This is a safe, clean city," wrote one member in Munich.

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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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