Germany Guide – Part 1 / Life & work in German Cities

Germany Guide part 1

If you take the decision to reside in Germany; you should be familiar with the aspects of life in the most prosperous country in the European continent. The aspects that concern you and your family to be able to integrate and succeed in this ancient country; that attracts people from all over the world. We, in the Germany Guide articles series, are pleased to highlight the most important of these aspects:

1- Life in German Cities:

Each city in Germany has its own Distinctive character and features. It is up to each person to choose the city he likes to reside in; according to his requirements and his financial situation.

Cities vary between large, noisy and crowded cities, such as the capital Berlin, which is one of the best in the world for housing. Moreover, it is one of the safest and culturally and ethnically diverse. You find a large Arab community there; in addition to the various Arab markets and restaurants. But this is offset by a relatively high cost of living there.

Frankfurt and Munich are no different from Berlin in terms of cost of living or lifestyle. They are also suitable for lovers of nightlife and shopping for their excellent stores.

However, it is possible to go to less expensive and quieter cities; such as Freiburg, Hamburg and Bonn. They are the headquarters of most German companies; which increases job opportunities for residents. Do not also forget the city of Aachen, which contains the most famous medical centers in addition to the low cost of living.

Most German cities share the best universities of all disciplines; with the consequent care in students and the creation for various beneficial activities.

Regarding to rent prices and daily living; which is the most important factor in determining the place of residence; the costs of living in Germany are relatively affordable. It is combining housing rent and utility bills such as water, electricity, gas, Internet, and TV. Middle-income individuals can live at a good standard. They can enjoy all services and having the necessary insurances. In Germany, Cities such as Frankfurt, Passau, Halle, and Bielefeld are among the cheapest.

2- Work for Citizens & Residents in Germany:

Work for Citizens & Residents in Germany

Compared to other countries, Germany has maintained a relatively stable labor market, especially after the Corona pandemic. Germany is an attractive job market. German companies always open their doors to the workforce with expertise and specializations, and job opportunities are always available. The salary rate is also good compared to the costs of daily life.

In addition, Germany belongs to the countries with liberal immigration rules. This is in order to facilitate the arrival of qualified and specialized workers from inside and outside the European Union. This makes it an attractive job market for educated, university graduates and skilled workers. Success in the labor market is increasingly high for qualified foreigners residing there, mainly in the fields of medicine, care, nursing, engineering sciences, and technical professions.

As a result of the recent demographic transition, the Skilled and Specialized Labor Immigration Act was drafted. It entered into force on March 1, 2020. It allows skilled and qualified workers from non-EU countries access to the German labor market.

Moreover, the German healthcare system is one of the best in the world. Health insurance is divided equally between the employer and the employee. It covers most medical expenses, treatment, and hospital stays. In addition, the employee’s family members can be attached to him in this system, which is a good thing.

Do you need a new driver’s license to be able to drive a car in Germany? This is what you will find in the second part of the Germany guide
To be continued ..

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