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What do I need to know before moving to Munich?

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"Munich is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage and a high quality of life. Expats should be aware that the cost of living in Munich is higher than in many other German cities. It is important to research the local housing market and to budget accordingly. Expats should also be aware that the majority of the population speaks German, so it is important to learn the language before moving to Munich. Additionally, Munich is a very safe city, but it is still important to take the necessary precautions to ensure personal safety. Finally, Munich is a great city for outdoor activities, so expats should take advantage of the city's many parks and recreational areas," remarked another expat who made the move to Munich, Germany.

"Plan further ahead than the 90 days we did. Your driver's license is only good for 180 days if you live here. Plan ahead. IF you live in a state with full reciprocity it will be cheap and easy to get a German license. California doesn't have reciprocity so you have to do everything. Minimum cost will be 600 euros. (You pay for the tests every time your take them, you must pay a school to have a car to test in, Driving exam will be in German. Written is 80 driving is 160 plus car and driver.) Bring original documents, Especially if you are working of credentials. We also needed a postulated marriage certificate to claim married status for taxes. Would try to find a place near any job. Munich is pretty flat and bike infrastructure is good," explained one expat living in Munich, Germany.

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