Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany as well as one of its 16 constituent states. With a population of approximately 3.7 million, Berlin is the second most populous city and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Berlin is located in northeastern Germany on the banks of the rivers Spree and Havel.
It is fairly international with about 6 million residents from more than 180 nations. Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one-third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes.
Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues. Berlin serves as a continental hub for air and rail traffic and has a highly complex public transportation network. The IT sector, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, biotechnology and electronics also occupy a major share of the workforce.
Modern Berlin is home to world renowned universities, orchestras, museums, entertainment venues and is host to many sporting events. Its urban setting has made it a sought-after location for international film productions.
With many festivals, diverse architecture and nightlife as well as contemporary arts, the city has a very high quality of living. Since the 2000s a very lively cosmopilitan entrepreneurial scene has developed.
Costs of Living
Fast Food Menu: 7€
Summer dress (ZARA, H&M): 33€
Taxi for 8km: 16€
1 Cocktail in a club in the city centre: 7€
1 beer of 500ml in a bar: 3,20€
1 mois gym membership: 24€