The 100 Best places to live in Germany

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Germany is the 27th most expensive and the 12th most liveable country.

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Germany Quality of life Rank
😃 Human freedom index
8.37
24
💵 GDP per capita
$48718
24
🛍️ GDPPC based on purchasing power
$63522
20
❤️ Life expectancy
80.9
30
☠️ Homicide rate
0.8
28
🚧 Road traffic mortality
3.8
20
👮 Corruption perceptions index
78
13
🏙️ Population
83.1M
19
🌐 English speaking %
56.3%
57
😷 Air quality
Good
59
✈️ Airport proximity index
89
24
💰 Cost of living
$1578
171
💳 After-tax salary
$2905
21
💸 Salary to expenses ratio
1.8
13
🎓 Higher education index
93
16

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.

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Best cities to live in Germany

Best states

Rank State Quality of life Cost of living
1 Hamburg State
93
$1908
2 Brandenburg
90
$1950
3 Bavaria
81
$1724
4 Saxony
80
$1308
5 Hesse
80
$1662
6 North Rhine-Westphalia
78
$1476
7 Rhineland-Palatinate
78
$1521
8 Baden-Wurttemberg
76
$1659
9 Saxony-Anhalt
75
$1273
10 Lower Saxony
74
$1433
11 Saarland
74
$1379
12 Bremen State
74
$1574
13 Thuringia
73
$1280
14 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
71
$1363
15 Schleswig-Holstein
71
$1457

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