Affordable housing can be a real challenge especially for students in major German cities. Major cities tend to offer higher costs of living making it hard for students who depend on parents to survive.
The table above shows how many hours a student in the various cities has to work in order to pay for rent. Below is a table with 50 German cities comparing the rent vs the hourly/monthly wages for students there. Worth noting as you look at this numbers is:
- German law only allows students to work 20hrs a week tax free
- Foreign students are only allowed to work 120 full days (240 half days) a year