How much square meter apartment can I pay from my salary? The Institute of the German Economy in Cologne (IW) has closely examined this question in a study. It has taken all counties of Germany under the microscope – and the Leader is in Lower Bavaria
Even if the complaint about rising rents now is commonplace: In fact, the rents in Germany have not risen as fast in recent years such as income, such as the Institute of the German economy (IW) in Cologne has calculated. It is about the “disposable income”, ie income after taxes and social benefits. On average can rent 94 square meters a household today if he uses a quarter of its disposable income for it. The two square meters more than in 2010. However: the gaps between individual circuits has increased recently
For 25 percent of its disposable income for an average household receives, for example, in Lower Bavaria Dingolfing-Landau 126 square meters.. After all, getting close is the easternmost district of Lower Saxony, Luchow-Dannenberg, here the district extends for 121 square meters. In Westerwald (Rhineland Palatinate) figure is still 118 square meters.
Anyone looking for a flat in Vechta, Oldenburg or in Hochsauerland circle, can adjust to an average of 114 square meters. Germany Next average, by the way 94 square meters -. As in Oberspreewald-Lausitz or the Kyffhäuserkreis in northern Thuringia
The loudest complaints about rising rents, of course you can hear in big cities. Not without reason, as the study shows: So rents have increased by 26 percent since 2010 as in Berlin. The nationwide average is only 10.2 percent. In accordance with less living space can speculate with an average income in the capital: 68 square meters, it is according to the study. The same value is shown when viewing the map for Hamburg. In the traditionally expensive Munich to get to 70, as well as in Frankfurt. The Cologne it a little better – in the cathedral city gets a tenant on average 74 square meters
the location in Berlin explain the specialists of IW with the strong influx. To 240,000 inhabitants, the capital has grown in the past six years, just could not keep up with the rising prices, the purchasing power of citizens. In last place is Berlin course still not. Least living room you get for a quarter of the local average income namely in Trier – only 60 square meters, it is sufficient here
The reason: Trier, with its large university a classic college town, whose incomes are naturally rather low.. According poor are also Heidelberg (62 square meters) and Freiburg since (61 square meters). Mainz came by 75 square meters still relatively well off.
On average, living in Germany, incidentally become even cheaper. While rents have increased by 10.2 percent since 2010 the national average, while average earnings have increased by 11.5 percent. Looking at the individual regions, the situation, however, often looks quite different.
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