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Dortmund, Germany

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 06, 2023

Summary: The population of Dortmund is 590,000. Dortmund is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, a strong industrial base, and a great quality of life. Expats love living in Dortmund for its excellent public transportation, its vibrant nightlife, and its proximity to other major cities in Germany. The weather in Dortmund is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from an average low of 33°F (1°C) in the winter to an average high of 68°F (20°C) in the summer. The average cost of living in Dortmund for an expat is around $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Dortmund is around $800 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,100 per month.

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

"Before retiring in Dortmund, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, as most people in the city speak German. Expats should also research the cost of living in Dortmund, as it is slightly higher than the national average. Additionally, expats should look into the healthcare system in Germany, as it is one of the best in the world. Furthermore, expats should research the local culture and customs, as well as the climate, to ensure they are prepared for their new home. Finally, expats should look into the job market in Dortmund, as there are many opportunities for those looking to work or start a business," commented one expat who made the move to Dortmund.

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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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