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Germany is an interesting, lively and affordable place to live. Blessed with a steady and powerful economy, Germany affords expats living there a high quality of life mixed with wealthy, vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle. With an expat population that has gradually increased throughout the years and today stands at an estimated 250,000, within a wider population of 82.5 million people, Germany offers a wealth of opportunities to people thinking of emigrating.
The German lifestyle is in many ways similar to the traditional British way of life and offers a safe and slightly formal way of life. However, it is important to be able to understand and speak the German language in order to live and work effectively within the country.
The German standard of living is incredibly high due to the benefits of a prosperous and stable economy. These benefits have resulted in a first-class education and health system, that is the envy of other European countries. This coupled with increasing investment in public infrastructure projects, makes Germany a prime destination for people seeking a high standard of life. However, it is well to point out the Germany has one the highest tax rates in the world. Still it is also worth noting that wage levels are also significantly higher than in other areas of Europe. The cost of living in Germany can vary according to the city in which expatriates are based. In many of the more developed cities, such as Belin, Bohn and Cologne, the cost of living is high, while those that are situated in former East Germany offer a lower cost of living. When compared with other cities throughout the world, it is generally accepted that the cost of living in Germany is relatively low.
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