Living in Germany

We recruit for World’s leading companies all across Europe. We understand the questions that arise when it comes to moving country. For that reason, we have gathered information that will hopefully be of use to you in deciding whether to relocate to Germany.

The Federal Republic of Germany lies in the heart of Europe and is a cosmopolitan, democratic country with a great tradition and a lively present. Germany has one of the world’s strongest economies and offers an innovative research and education landscape. At the same time it has a strong creative economy and a dynamic cultural scene. Germany is the European Union’s most populous nation with 82 million inhabitants.

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Work Permit

Click on the link below for further information.

http://www.bund.de/

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Finding a place to stay

Whether you decide to rent a property, share a flat or buy a house, here are some useful links that will give you an overview of the sector.

Sharing: http://www.wg-gesucht.de/en/
Renting: http://www.mieterbund.de/; http://www.myimmo.de/
Buying: http://www.ivd.net/

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Salaries and taxes

The German tax system is similar to the structures in other western countries. You pay income taxes throughout the year, usually with an employer deducting tax from each paycheck. Click on the link below to calculate your net salary.

http://www.calculateyournetsalary.com/

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Transport

Germany has a dense and modern transportation infrastructure.

Tram: http://www.bvg.de/

Train: http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/

Plane: http://www.airberlin.com;http://www.condor.com/de

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Entertainment & Culture

Even most small towns in Germany have their own theatre, orchestra and museum, and you will find a rich and diverse range of cultural events almost everywhere.

http://www.germany-tourism.de/

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Social cover and pension

Germany has an elaborate network of social security systems (pension, health, healthcare and unemployment insurance), financed in equal measure by employees and employers alike

http://www.toytowngermany.com/