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Expats relocating to Düsseldorf will notice the city’s desirability translates to property purchase prices and rents that can nowadays be among the highest in Germany. Though not extortionate when compared to the major capitals of this world. Another cause of the residential squeeze is due to the phenomenon that most young professionals live alone. Sharing an apartment not so widespread as in other countries.

Popular districts in the city include Oberkassel, Unterbilk and Derendorf for those wanting somewhere more enchanting and livelier. Quieter and family oriented neighbourhood choices are Zoo or Kaiserswerth, while Flingern and the old town, Altstadt, may appeal to the more adventurous.

International professionals, specialists and managers will find a wide choice of helpful service companies ranging from relocation agencies, estate agents and the official expat service desk. Parents can also choose between the German school system or a selection of international schools in the region.

Matters to consider when relocating to Düsseldorf are registration, driver licence conversion and a pet license for dog owners.

Socialising in Düsseldorf

Staying in touch and getting together with others living in a similar situation can be important. Expat groups in social media are highly valuable sources for connecting. Socialising in Düsseldorf can include events, international clubs or heading for a popular spot to meet international residents.