Living in Berlin: an expat city guide

Cost of living in Berlin at a glance

The cost of living in Berlin is just above the European average and yet the vibrant city is the cheapest capital city in Western Europe! A true paradise for all international students and young expats who want to swap their life in their home country for the urban jungle without having to dig too deep into their pockets.

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Discover the neighbourhoods of Berlin

Berlin can be hip or historic, with the energy of a bustling metropolis, always on the brink of something extraordinary. Do you have an idea of which of the 12 neighbourhoods best suits you?


Top internships in Berlin for English speakers

You have your eye on Berlin as your base for your next internship? Well, get ready for a real gem! The glaring contrasts in Berlin certainly are reflected among businesses as well: you’ll find both large corporations next to brand new startups in the capital. Did you know that every 14 hours a new startup is founded in Berlin?

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Transportation in Berlin: How to get around in the capital

No doubt, as a newcomer to a city, you’ll find it difficult at first to get a sense of the distances within a city. Here's how you'll be just like a true Berliner that always finds the smartest way to get around in Berlin in no time at all, day in and day out. We promise: Berlin isn’t as chaotic as the concrete jungle first might seem!

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Seven things to know before moving to Berlin

Every city has its own perks and challenges. Berlin is certainly no exception. To save you the trouble of figuring things out for yourself, we made a list of things to know before moving to Berlin!