Are You Moving To Essen And Looking For A Removals Company
Are you planning on moving to Essen? The town is located in the Ruhr area of Germany and has a population of around 590,000 inhabitants. It is the 9th largest city in Germany and in 2012 it was elected the European Capital of Culture. Essen is seat to 13 of the 100 largest German corporations. This makes it an attractive destination for those seeking good employment opportunities. Anyone moving to Essen will find that in Germany everyone wishing to take up residency needs to register.
In general, anyone who plans to remain in Essen for more than three months will need to visit the local authorities within the first week after arrival. The process is normally straightforward.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Essen
Buying a property in Essen is generally a straight forward process. Average purchase prices for a property are relatively low for central Europe at EUR 2800 per square metre. The average price for a 30 square meter property (a small apartment) is EUR 70,000, while a 100 square meter apartment averages around EUR 275,000.
If you intend to rent, you will find that the cost per month is between EUR 935 & 673 depending upon how close you get to the city centre.
The following site has a selection of properties available: Property Portal
Schools if moving to Essen
The standard of education in Germany is generally very good. Public schools are only really an option for expats who plan on living in Essen for the long-term. One renowned educational institution in Essen is the Folkwang University of the Arts. Students for all over the world apply to study here. The majority of expats will choose an international school as this option eliminates any concerns surrounding the language barrier.
The following site will help you find a suitable international school: Schools Portal
Local Information if moving to Essen
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit: Tax and Banking Information
Travel if moving to Essen
Essen has excellent travel connections. A very efficient railway system, clean and reliable. Renting a bicycle in the city is easy and inexpensive; there is a large bicycle station right outside the main train station. The city has a small underground subway line which is convenient and easy to use. Düsseldorf airport is approximately 20 miles from Essen, with direct trains from the airport taking about 40 minutes to reach Essen Main Station.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Essen
The official currency in Germany is the euro (€). One euro (EUR) is divided into 100 cents. Most credit or debit cards are accepted in Germany and there are plenty of ATMs. Many international banks have branches in Essen. The major banks are Bayerische Vereinsbank, Westdeutsche Landesbank, PostBank and DeutscheBank.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm. Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign Exchange
European Removals If Moving To Essen
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