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How expensive is it to live in Germany? An overview of (almost) every cost

From rent and food to transportation and leisure, many of us might not know exactly how much we spend each month. Here’s a simple breakdown of everything that goes into the cost of living in Germany.

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Self-employed in Germany? Taxes, tips, and more

Thinking about working for yourself? Our guide will break down what you need to know about taxes when you're self-employed in Germany.

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A simple guide to taxes in Germany

Germany is home to more than 40 different types of taxes. This article will highlight the ones that are relevant to you—and explain why they exist in the first place.

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Tax returns in Germany — what are the deadlines in 2024?

Not sure exactly when you’ll need to submit your tax return? Learn everything you need to know about the 2024 submission deadlines.

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How to work remotely in Germany with a digital nomad visa

Announced in 2023, Germany is opening a new door to skilled non-EU workers. Discover more here about the upcoming Chancenkarte and the existing freelance and digital nomad visa in Germany.

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Being an Expat in Hamburg: A Guide to Housing, Jobs, and German Culture

Moving to Hamburg can be an adventure, but it’s not without its challenges. German culture can take some getting used to, from the language to the paperwork involved in setting up your new life.

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Being an Expat in Frankfurt: A Guide to Housing, Jobs, and German Culture

Moving to Frankfurt can be an adventure, but it’s not without its challenges. German culture can take some getting used to, from the language to the paperwork involved in setting up your new life.

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Being an Expat in Munich: A Guide to Housing, Jobs, and German Culture

Moving to Munich can be an adventure, but it’s not without its challenges. German culture can take some getting used to, from the language to the paperwork involved in setting up your new life.

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Everything you need to know before you travel to Germany

Land of sausages, beer, and mountains, Germany has it all. Whether you're an adventure traveler, or you're looking for a family-friendly trip, here's where you should go if you travel to Germany.

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Being an Expat in Berlin: A Guide to Housing, Jobs, and German Culture

Moving to Berlin can be an adventure, but it’s not without its challenges. German culture can take some getting used to, from the language to the paperwork involved in setting up your new life.

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To Tip or Not to Tip? Navigating Tipping Culture in Germany

Cultural norms around tipping are different everywhere, but a bit of insider info can help you avoid any awkward situations. In this guide, learn all about standard practices for tipping in Germany.

6 min read

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Here’s how to rent a flat in Germany—the ultimate guide

Apartment, flat, flatshare, WG, housing, accommodation—whatever you want call it, we’ll show you how to get it.

11 min read

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How to open a bank account in Germany the easy way

Open a German bank account without any paperwork or bureaucracy, and without even needing to speak German. Perfect for expats, foreigners and non-residents from abroad.

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