The Federal Republic of Germany, is made up of 16 states. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and other major cities include Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf.
Germany has eleven metropolitan regions. The larger ones are Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt/Rhine-Main and Munich, each of which have a distinct focus and contribution to the economy. Hamburg, home to Europe’s third-largest port, plays an important role in global logistics. Frankfurt is the country’s business and financial centre.
Expats are liable for income tax in Germany which ranges between 14% and 45%, depending on your income. There is also a solidarity tax, capped at 5.5% of your income tax, applicable to everyone.
The cost of living in Germany is considered reasonable compared to other European countries. Another advantage is the country's proximity and connectivity with other European cities and countries, making it easy to head off somewhere for a short break.
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