Work in Cologne
How does a change sound? A change that involves a new life and new job here in Cologne, Germany. A city that is famous for its beautiful cathedral and celebrating Carnival like crazy!
On the “working in Germany” we have already given you some valuable insights into how life is structured in Germany. On this page, we want to tell you a little bit more about what it will be like to live & work in Cologne. Let’s get started!
Somewhere to hang your hat:
Living in Cologne is quite affordable, you can even rent your own apartment. Just like in every other city the renting prices for your room or apartment are dependent on the location.
Before making the move to live and work in Cologne you will need to think about whether or not you want to live in the city centre or not.
Renting your very own apartment in the city centre is the most expensive option, but if you are lucky you will find a great affordable deal!
Average price per month
Apartment (1 bedroom) City Center €500 - €850
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside City Center €400 - €650
Apartment (3 bedrooms) City Center €950 - €1700
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside City Center €750 – €1200
Cost of Living in Cologne:
Germany is famous for its excellent grocery shops like Aldi, Lidl, Rewe etc. To give you an idea of the prices for the everyday items you will need in Cologne, we have created a list just for you.
Milk (1Litre) €0.70 Eggs (12) €1.74
Potatoes (1KG) €1.01 White Bread €.98
Cigarettes €6.00 Beer €.77
Living and working in the city centre is always an advantage, but living outside of the city centre definitely is not a disadvantage in Cologne.
The public transport is just as it should be for a million city. You can use the tram, the underground, the bus or the train. Public transport in Cologne is well connected, the only thing you have to take care of is that most of the time the train is delayed. But as there are many options to go from A to B, that should not bother you too much.
It’s not all work work work:
Having some time to yourself will be important for your new life in Cologne as well.
You can see the stunning cathedral ‘Kölner Dom’ or go to the chocolate museum on a rainy day. Especially on the 11th of November, the streets are crowded due to the opening of the legendary carnival seasonal. On this date, every person is dressed up and the bars and pubs are quite crowded.
If you are searching for a more relaxed place just go then visit the famous Rhein terrace and drink a lovely Koelsch, the beer of Cologne.
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