Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main is a city in Germany, usually referred to simply as Frankfurt. It is located at the Main. The city is the fifth largest city in Germany by its population and the largest in the country of Hessen with 724 869 inhabitants. Its urban area has 2,517,561 inhabitants, of which a third does not possess German nationality.
Thanks to its economic strength, infrastructure and cultural richness, Frankfurt is considered as a world-class city. The Economist ranks Frankfurt first in its ranking of the 140 most expensive cities in Germany for an expat in 2012 and tenth in the world. The quality of life in Frankfurt is one of the most enjoyable in the world according to Mercer’s ranking.

Frankfurt is the 4th largest financial center in Europe and Germany’s richest city with a per capita GDP of 85,300 euros. The European Central Bank (ECB), the European Banking Supervisory Body, the Deutsche Bundesbank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are seated here. It is also a major European crossroad. The international airport is the third largest in Europe after Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport and London Heathrow International Airport. A characterizing fact ist he large number of skyscrapers. That is why the city is sometimes referred to as Mainhattan in reference to the river running through it and to the Manhattan neighborhood of New York. Its highest building is the Commerzbank Tower, headquarters of the banking group Commerzbank, culminating off-air at 259 meters and built by Norman Foster.
Frankfurt is considered as a world-class city thanks to its economic strength, infrastructure and cultural richness. The Economist ranks Frankfurt first in its ranking of the 140 most expensive cities in Germany for an expat in 2012 and tenth in the world. Finally, the quality of life in Frankfurt is one of the most enjoyable in the world according to Mercer’s ranking.

Costs of Living

Lunch with a drink: 12€
Fast Food Menu: 7,25€
Rent for a furnished apartment of 45m^2 in a residential area: 903€
Designer Jeans (f.ex. Levi’s): 86€
Summer Dress (ZARA, H&M): 35€
Monthly card for public transportation: 86€
Taxi for 8km: 10€
Cinema for 2: 22€
1 Cocktail in a club: 7€
Cappuccino: 3€
500ml beer in a bar: 4€
1 month gym membership: 43€

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