Cities and States in Germany with the Highest Debts

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Some federal states and cities have incurred huge amounts of debts from the federal government. With the high debt, many can’t even afford to maintain some parts of the city. Each state receives money from the Federal government which they supplement with taxes from the state. Unfortunately for some states, they have more expenses than incomes. Some of these states and cities with huge debts include:

Highest Debt per city (Kommune) in Ruhr-region (Stand 2011):

  1. Essen: 2,2 Billion Euro
  2. Duisburg: 1,7 Billion Euro
  3. Wuppertal: 1,5 Billion Euro
  4. Oberhausen: 1,4 Billion Euro
  5. Dortmund: 1,2 Billion Euro
  6. Hagen: 1,1 Billion Euro
  7. Mönchengladbach: 0,9 Billion Euro
  8. Saarbrücken: 0,83 Billion Euro
  9. Mainz: 0,77 Billion Euro
  10. Ludwigshafen (Rhein): 0,67 Billion Euro

State Debt in Germany

Cities with the highest debt per head (Stand 2011)

  1. Moers: 3246 Euro
  2. Gießen: 2818 Euro
  3. Trier: 2652 Euro
  4. Münster: 2564 Euro
  5. Bochum: 2474 Euro
  6. Celle: 2420 Euro
  7. Köln: 2376 Euro
  8. Offenbach: 2215 Euro
  9. Bonn: 2205 Euro
  10. Wesel: 2163 Euro

 

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