Moving to Frankfurt

Moving to Frankfurt, Living in FrankfurtExpats moving to Frankfurt will find themselves in a confident, world-facing city that effortlessly combines its role as a leading modern business centre with a charming cultural character.

Frankfurt is the economic powerhouse of Germany and central Europe, and is an important industrial and financial metropolis, as well as a key transport hub.

While working opportunities predominantly entice expats to the area, Frankfurt is nonetheless beautiful and enchanting, brimming with history and culture. There is superb shopping, marvellous museums, interesting historic sites, and world-class opera to enjoy.

With excellent rail connections, river transport, the third busiest airport in Europe and its Autobahn system, Frankfurt is the natural hub for anyone wanting to explore the surrounding towns and is the gateway to the German countryside.

Negatives are few and far between, but there are a few points that may take some getting used to. There are no 24-hour grocery stores, nor are there many fast-food outlets in the city. Frankfurt is also known as having a relatively high cost of living.

Yet the advantages to living and working in this cosmopolitan city continue to entice expats. Crime is virtually non-existent, the unemployment rate is relatively low, and, with its very central location, business trips to the surrounding cities in Europe are made easy. The Mercer Human Resource Consulting Worldwide Quality of Living Survey consistently ranks Frankfurt among the ten cities with the highest quality of living worldwide. It’s no wonder then that expatriates flock to work in this powerhouse of a city.

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