Work in Stuttgart
How does a chance to live and work in Stuttgart sound?
Well, let’s have a closer look at Germany’s 6th largest city. Stuttgart is famously known as the “cradle of automatics” (they have a Mercedes Benz museum!) and for this reason, Stuttgart’s people are characterised for their enjoyment of the high life.
Finding work in Stuttgart for certain industries would certainly be easier as the economy is strong and attracts many international technology companies.
In fact, out of the whole of Germany, Stuttgart has the highest density of academic, research and scientific companies! This really is a very attractive place to work and grow your career. However, this is only half the picture. Stuttgart is also a beautiful city lying amongst a land of hills and valleys and it is the last German city to still have a rack railway. Stuttgart is picturesque, with many traditional German buildings – imagine giant medieval gingerbread houses!
A Place You Can Call Home
Rent prices vary depending on where you are living, so take into consideration where exactly it is you are going to work in Stuttgart and which kind of transport you would prefer to use.
Helpful words to know while you are working here: ''Mieten'' means to rent, ''Untermieten'' means to sub-let and ''Wohngemeinschaff'' (WG) is referring to a flat to share. Whether you plan to rent in Stuttgart with friends or on your own, it is good to educate yourself about how much this will cost.
Average Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre €650 - €1200
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre €450 - €800
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre €1200 - €2100
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre €900 - €1600
Cost of Living in Stuttgart
You will find that the cost of living in Stuttgart is cheaper than Germany's capital, Berlin, so perhaps this will factor into your plans when looking to live and work in Germany. However, this does not mean that you are sacrificing your enjoyment. Stuttgart has many bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from, catering to all tastes. Below is just a quick look at the everyday essentials here in Stuttgart.
Milk (regular), (1 litre) €0.74
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) €1.11
Beer (0.33-litre bottle) €0.73
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) €6.00
Stuttgart’s public transport is the same as all German transport – fantastic. Do you want to travel by bus, tram or train to work? In Stuttgart, you have your pick!
The S-Bahn is the railway line you’ll use to link up with other cities and towns. The buses and trams will bring you around Stuttgart itself. All operate from about 5 am to 1 am.
The ticket you will purchase will be able to be used across all kinds of public transport and you will get it at the stations – look out for the orange boxes! Depending on the ticket you buy, your ticket can be valid for a few hours, a day, a week and a month. You will be happy to hear that the longer the duration the bigger the discount in the price.
Putting Your Feet Up
People work abroad to experience new cultures and experiences, so what will living and working in Stuttgart offer you?
Stuttgart is very proud of its contribution to the arts, with their popular theatre - Staatstheater Stuttgart – winning awards.
Stuttgart has a strong jazz tradition so if you like the sound of lounging in a jazz bar sipping over your drink of choice then Stuttgart is for you.
Stuttgart really does cater for everyone, with many places to choose from whether it be to eat or drink. Perhaps after a long day at work, you want to unwind with a bath. Well, Stuttgart Bad-Cannstatt district is famous for having mineral-rich water so thermal baths are a popular choice.
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