Quality of Location and Living Conditions Hamburg

Living conditions
In Hamburg, almost every household has access to broadband internet. With 98.1% nearly every area of Hamburg is covered by fast internet. An attractive culture climate is a key factor to convince people of Hamburg’s qualities. Therefore, it is no surprise that a share of 2.99% of the regional public expenditures are spent for culture.

Quality of life
As many other major cities across Germany and Europe, Hamburg faces high rental costs belonging to the highest in Germany. The current average housing rent, which includes also heating and service costs, reaches 12.71 € per m². In the last year the density of doctors climbed to a climax of 2.61 doctors per 1,000 inhabitants. Due to its rising population that is also getting younger, childcare has a higher importance the number of kindergarden increased to more than 1,060 in 2017 (source: Statistik Nord 2018).
Taking a look on the crime statistics, 224,947 crimes were committed in 2017. From this decreasing number just 3.5% were violent crimes. In addition, out of this 3.5% just 3.2% were life-threatening or sexual-attack crimes (source: Kriminalitätslage Hamburg 2017).

At the end of 2016, in total 1,810,438 people lived in Hamburg. The average age in the same year was 42.1. Foreign population contributes with a share of 15.6% to the total population (source: Statistik Nord 2018).

The Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport is the only international airport of the city. With nearly 160,000 arrivals and departures customers can travel to 130 destinations, of course also in the Baltic Sea Region. Including one stop, more than 1,000 destinations can be easily reached from Hamburg (source: Hamburg Airport 2018).
In addition to these airport destinations, direct connections from the Hamburg Central Station to several cities in the Baltic Sea Region are available like for example Aarhus or Copenhagen.

Status: 01/2019