Frankfurt - Post Report Question and Answers

Can you save money?

Sure, if you learn to cook. - Feb 2016

We have - Dec 2015

If you are really thrifty and frugal....perhaps you can....but I haven't. - Mar 2014

If you don't travel. - Nov 2013

Yes, if you don't shop on the local economy. - Apr 2012

No. - Mar 2012

Depends on how you live, but unlikely. If you have access to the bases, and you don't go out on the weekends, then you can probably save a little bit. With that said, unless you have children and a car, shopping at the bases isn't really practical. The COLA doesn't reflect the real cost of living here. In a recent survey I saw, Frankfurt was ranked in the top ten of most expensive cities in the world. If you live on the economy, then I hope you have a generous expat package with a nice six figure income (in Euro), and a generous expense account. Then and only then should you expect to save money. - Oct 2011

Ha! That's a good one. You'll be VERY lucky to break even here. - Jul 2010

Not really. - Jul 2008

Yes. - Feb 2008

That can be difficult! - Jan 2008

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