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How to rent a flat in Berlin?
List of documents:
Copy of passport and ID Confirmation of no rental debts (“Mietkostenfreiheitsbescheinigung”)
A signed document from your last landlord confirming that you’ve paid your rent in full and on time during the course of your tenancy
Confirmation of salary / proof of income – last three months
Schufa Records (German Credit Record, starts as soon as you open a bank account, even if its blank (doesn’t hurt your file), shouldn’t be expired)
Depending on area and city:
Expensive cities: Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Cheaper cities: Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremberg, Tübingen, Mannheim, Heidelberg
Expensive cities student residence: 500-650 Euros
Expensive cities apartments: 2 people apartment: app. 1,500 Euros
Cheaper cities student residence: 300-500 Euros depending on location
Cheaper cities apartments: 500 Euros for two people apartment
Utility costs average
Average is 1,250 Euros per year for a 2 people household
Where to live:
Kreuzberg: known to be the student district! Very popular, multicultural & many cheap cafes/restaurants.
Friedrichshain: one of the newer student districts, which is very similar to Kreuzberg!
Prenzlauer Berg: another student district, but a bit more expensive and further away! Has the famous „Mauerpark“, where mostly students gather, especially on the weekend.
Schöneberg: nice and diverse district! Close to many things and every now and then you can find something cheap. Caution: a part of this district is known to the gay part – only gay bars, clubs, etc.
Charlottenburg (the ESCP district): a very beautiful district with many cultural things! Quite expensive, but if you‘re lucky you can find something cheaper.
Try to avoid Grunewald and Zehlendorf: very rich areas, filled with families and older people.
Mitte: very popular, but super touristy and rent is very expensive.
Platforms to search on:
German platforms (Nr.1 Platforms for Germany):