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The 100 Best places to live in Germany

Germany is the 34th most expensive and the 4th most liveable country.

Discover cost of living in Germany.

GermanyLivabilityRank
Human freedom index
8.42
16
Gross Domestic Product per capita
$47603
19
GDPPC based on purchasing power
$52559
20
Life expectancy
81
32
Homicide rate
1
40
Road traffic mortality
4.1
16
Corruption perceptions index
80
15

We also take into account weighted mean city-specific parameters: air quality, airport proximity index, cost of living, after-tax salary, salary to expenses ratio, universities score.

Below is the list of 662 best cities & 15 states to live and work in Germany for singles and families ranked by quality & cost of living.

Best places to live in Germany infographic

Best states

RankStateLiveability ScoreCost of living
1North Rhine-Westphalia
96
$1264
2Brandenburg
94
$1606
3Lower Saxony
92
$1232
4Saxony
92
$1212
5Baden-Wurttemberg
92
$1312
6Bavaria
89
$1468
7Hesse
89
$1408
8Hamburg
89
$1641
9Bremen
88
$1300
10Schleswig-Holstein
86
$1238
11Saxony-Anhalt
82
$1157
12Rhineland-Palatinate
69
$1263
13Saarland
61
$1160
14Thuringia
59
$1147
15Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
58
$1179

Best cities to live in Germany