Are You Considering Moving To Hamburg And Need A Removals Company?
Are you planning on moving to Hamburg? The English-speaking expat population is around 9,000 people, comprising mostly of British and US citizens. It has an overall population of 0.8 million people.
The port of Hamburg on the river Elbe is the second largest port in Europe and contributes to making the city one of the most affluent in Germany. It also has an important media industry and the world’s second oldest bank, the Berenberg, making it an important financial centre now and in the past.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Hamburg
The cost of property in Germany is generally quite high. As with many European countries, the vast majority of Germans choose to rent rather than buy. On average only around a tenth of people living in Germany own their own homes. The buying process is generally straightforward. Currently, property prices are lower than they have been for a number of years, due to the economy still slowly recovering following the global credit crisis.
Rental costs commonly take up to half of a person’s monthly salary. You can expect to pay Euros 758 (£674) per month to rent a one bedroom apartment in Hamburg’s city centre.
Expat accommodation tends to be fairly expensive as it’s typically furnished or partly furnished. To purchase a modest home in the city centre would cost upwards of €525,000 (£467,000). Among the neighbourhoods with the highest home prices are the Westend, the East End and the Diplomatic Quarter. Here properties are for sale in for millions of Euros.
The following site has a selection of properties available: http://www.bluehomes.com
Schools if moving to Hamburg
The majority of expats will choose an international school, especially if they only plan to stay in Germany for a few years. This option eliminates any concerns surrounding the language barrier.
The following site will help you find a suitable international school: http://www.howtogermany.com
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to Hamburg
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: http://www.expatarrivals.com
Travel if you are thinking of moving to Hamburg
Public transport in Hamburg consists of buses and trains and both run very efficiently. Driving is made easy by the country’s excellent network of roads, motorways or Autobahn.
There are no toll fees for cars but petrol prices are high. Car-pooling is a popular option in Germany and there are many websites allowing people traveling to the same destination to make contact with each other. A word of warning: drink driving is not tolerated by German authorities and enforcement is particularly high and best avoided at all costs.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Hamburg
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 Germany. 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 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. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
Alternatively, please feel free to call us on Tel: 01494-857672 to discuss your currency requirements.
Preparing for the move
Moving house can be a difficult process at the best of times, moving to a whole new country can be much harder. There are many things to think about and make decisions about. White & Company offer a full international removals service, specialising in removals to France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and thousands of other destinations.
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