Munich - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your housing like? What are typical housing sizes, locations, and commute times for expatriates?

For consulate employees there are two main housing areas as well as several houses located throughout the city. All apartments are 2-4 bedrooms and in good condition. - Jul 2016

For Consulate Munich employees there are two main housing areas, and a few scattered units throughout the city. One main area is a 3-minute walk from the Consulate and the other is a 45-minute commute on public transport. - May 2016

Most people live in apartments. It is rare to find a single family home in Munich city limits. I have heard that finding housing is difficult here. Housing was provided for us, but friends of mine complain that there are so many people going for one home that the owners can really take advantage of you. Be aware of extra or hidden fees! Also, homes here do not have light fixtures or kitchens. You will have to purchase all of these when you secure your home. - Jan 2007

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