So basically, I've just managed to secure a year-long internship abroad in Germany with HP, which starts this August (2015), and I have no idea where to look to find a place to live for a year! Does anyone have any experience working abroad/can recommend a website for me to find somewhere?
I'd prefer to live on my own, but obviously this isn't necessarily easy to do with having to pay rent myself of course.
I'm going to get paid EUR 1300 every month, and I qualify for Erasmus funding and I think I have some student finance as well but I'm not entirely sure about that. So how much am I expecting to have to spend on rent? I'm trying to save as much money that I earn as possible for when I come home, I want to look into getting a place with my partner on my return so I need as much money as possible. But I also don't want to live in a sh*thole either hahaha. :P
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Help on finding a place to live in Stuttgart, Germany? watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-01-2015 22:34
- 22-01-2015 10:52
My husband and I have lived in Frankfurt for the last 2 years (returning to England for Uni this year) and I have some tips for you.
Renting in Germany is cheaper than renting in the England, so your rent prices may come as a surprise! Frankfurt has some of the highest rent prices in Germany (along with Munich) and we pay 550 per month for a 2 bedroom flat within walking distance to the city, so I hope that can give you some perspective on Stuttgart as I guarantee it will be cheaper!
I recommend ImmoblienScout24 (you will have to use a translate feature on your browser) for finding single apartments, just be careful to watch out for scammers. Don't part with any money before you physically see the apartment and a contract. Also, be prepared to pay 3 x one month's rent for a "finder's fee" to the estate agents (sometimes you can avoid this but a lot of companies still charge it here), plus 2.5 x one month's rent for a deposit, plus a first month's rent upfront. Renting in Germany is super cheap once you get past the horrible deposits and commissions at the beginning! Utilities for a single person will be less than 150 euro per month.
If you are up for renting a room (cheaper for initial costs) then check out www.studenten-wg.de and www.wg-gesucht.de. Also check out Toy Town Germany as some English speakers advertise their apartments for sublet/look for roommates on there. It's also a fantastic source for everything Germany for English speakers.
Hope this helps! Feel free to message me if you have any more questions .
- 21-07-2017 12:07
HiI am looking for a single room for 4 months in stuttgart. which would be the best source to look for as its short term?Thank you