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Why moving to Germany is a SMART IDEA?

Updated: Dec 26, 2021

Are you thinking about moving overseas? There are a lot of options available but the Smart Idea would be GERMANY. Why is that? Let‘s find out. Why do we think moving to Germany could be the best decision you ever made.

1. If you’re a skilled worker with a university degree, you should consider a move to Germany, because there’s a good chance you’ll get a job. Unemployment is low, and companies across the board are always seeking skilled workers in Germany, especially in the IT, engineering, business management, and health industries. It is the 4th largest economy in the world and to keep up the growth- there is a never-ending demand for skilled migrants.

2. You’ll have multiple choices of developed cities to live in. There are so many big cities spread out across the country, Germany offers a diverse metropolitan landscape. From Berlin with its flourishing arts scene and burgeoning start-up sector, to Munich with its laid back Bavarian vibe and access to the mountains, to Frankfurt the country’s financial centre, you’ll find an abundance of different historical cities from which to choose if you move to Germany. The quality of life is top-notch in Germany. Even people who don’t go for the speed and excitement of big city life can easily find their place in Germany where metropolitan areas are full of parks and green spaces. Berlin for example is home to vast parks, known as “Volksparks” right in the urban centre. More outlying districts, such as Grünewald, Zehlendorf, and Köpenick offer residents the chance to live a more suburban life with a house and a yard within access to everything the city has to offer.

3. German public transportation is among the world’s best. Germany’s public transportation system consists of metro lines like the S-Bahn, U-Bahn, and tram, which traverse most major cities. Smaller urban areas usually have a good network of buses and sometimes trams as well. All are clean, efficient, and easy to use. The safety in public transport is excellent.

4. Germany offers convenient access to countries across Europe and beyond. Bordering nine countries, Germany is well connected to the rest of the world via train or aeroplane. All of Germany’s cities and commercial hubs are well connected by train, and high-speed rail service gets travellers from places like Berlin to Hamburg in under two hours, and Berlin to Munich in four. If you move to Germany, you’ll have convenient access to cities like Zurich, Prague, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. Air travel routed through major hubs like Frankfurt and Munich puts the rest of Europe, Asia, and the Americas within easy reach.

5. Families are well supported in Germany! If you move to Germany, especially to a city with many young families, such as Berlin, you might be surprised how challenging it can be to find a daycare spot (Kita). But once you do, the fees are subsidized making the cost of daycare very affordable for families in Germany. Additionally, the country supports families with a monthly payment for each child (€204 for the first child, €204 for the second child, €210 for the third child, €235 for the fourth child), known as Kindergeld. New parents are encouraged to take time off after the birth of a child, and while your company is not required to pay your salary during maternity leave or paternity leave, the government will pay you Elterngeld (Parent subsidy). Elterngeld payments are typically 65 per cent of your salary (up to €1800 per month). Speaking of paternity leave, you do tend to see a lot of dads pushing strollers and carrying babies to the playground in Germany. Yet another plus!

6. Germans care about the environment. Recycling in Germany is prevalent. Paper and plastic products are separated into blue and yellow bins, which you’ll usually find in the courtyard of your apartment building. There are also compost bins for dumping your leftover food scraps. Many Germans bicycle or take the train to work instead of drive; and the German government has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050 in alignment with the European Union’s grand scheme.

7. Some of the world’s best universities are in Germany! If you’re thinking about getting a new degree, or if you’ve got kids who will be getting ready for college soon, you should consider moving to Germany. In Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) is considered one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions. The Technical University of Munich, Heidelberg University, and Humboldt University in Berlin are also top-ranked schools. And they’re free!! If you’re thinking about moving to Germany to pursue higher education, talk to us about helping you with your German student visa.

8. In Germany those who do not work can claim support. Anyone who is unemployed is entitled to unemployment benefit: 60 % of last net income for those who do not have children and 67 % for those who do. Economic migrants often avail allowance system, because benefits in this country are paid even for those who have never worked in  Germany. They just need to register as “unemployed”.

9. People can be secure about their senility because pension in Germany is around 1000 Eur per month. It’s a little higher in West Germany than in East Germany.

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