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What It Costs To Live In Berlin | Making It

Dubbed by its former mayor as “poor but sexy”, Berlin has fostered a large community of creatives including artists and musicians for over a decade. Its artsy appeal and extremely low rents, in comparison to its European counterparts, have drawn a new wave of entrepreneurs building up the city’s startup scene. Along with foreign investments, this influx has ramped up property values, earning Berlin the top spot on a global list of cities with the fastest rising property prices.

VICE News spent a day with a comedy club owner to see how he keeps a creative venture running in a changing city.

Making It, a globe-trotting look at how far your money will take you in one particular city.

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20 thoughts on “What It Costs To Live In Berlin | Making It

  1. Imagine that, high individual and corporate taxes, socialized services and infrastructure, and their goods are cheaper! It's almost like prioritizing human wellbeing over money actually improves peoples' lives.

  2. I lived in Berlin for 5 years and never left the city once I know it like the back of my hand, now it's full of rich kids ridding the current trends with their art, you will see old Germans digging in the rubbish bins daily but every member of government gets 12000 euro retirement monthly.

  3. I just wanna see how it's like in winter time, when everything is dark, rainy, gloomy, and you only hear german around you. I'd imagine it could also get pretty depressing as well..

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