Do you move to Berlin and want to settle here? Then welcome! Since 2014 I’ve wrote a couple of articles in this blog – and this is an overview of all the ones that make your start here easier.
Posts Tagged: cheap
Moved into a flat with gas heating? Then you need to make a contract with a gas provider – here’s a comparison tool, updated regularly. And a list of estimated consumptions by apartment size.
Moved into a new flat? Now you probably need Internet! Find here a regularly updated comparison tool for DSL & cable internet contracts, and some personal tips from me.
Settling in Germany often means that you have to translate official documents, like marriage or birth certificates or rental or employment contracts. Some even need to be certified translations (German beglaubigte Übersetzung). Here’s how to do that cheaply and online.
You’re not living here (yet) but just visiting? Or your friends are? Berlin has some cheap hostels and low-budget hotels – check out this overview.
From th bginning of this yar, my txts typd on my laptop lookd like this… The E letter on my keyboard was broken, well, not always – but I had to hit it really hard and long. Not really convenient, especially if you want to write “cheap” but what comes out is “chap”.
Just moved into your new Berlin apartment? One of the first things you need to do: Find an electricity provider. Here’s simple calculator to compare power suppliers in Germany.
The photo below was taken from my balcony. I just moved into my apartment, paying 270 EUR for a tiled kitchen and bathroom, central heating, two supermarkets and bus stop in front, and a U-Bahn connection 14 mins away from Alexanderplatz, and 8 mins from the Friedrichshain pub area.
Getting from Berlin to Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, or Frankfurt is possible in many ways – and here comes a full overview of all of them. (I bet you didn’t know number 4 yet!)
Berlin is famous for its ubiquitous fast food, especially Döner kebap places you can find at any corner. But there are also a lot of cheap pizza places – and here is a map with them: Where to get big, round (Ø 26cm) pizzas for 3.50 EUR max.
That selfie stick for 5 EUR? Or this smartphone case for 4? Order them on Ebay and wait 4 weeks for the delivery from Asia – or get both and more at Dong Xuan Center, for the same price.
In my article 4 Tips for Finding a Cheap Flat in Berlin, tip number 4 was: Get a WBS.
One of the first things to arrange after arriving in a new country is a local SIM card. As a foreigner, you might be especially interested in the offer of simquadrat.
Germany might not be the most expensive country for smokers – but Poland is definitely cheaper. You can save roughly 50% on buying there instead buying in Berlin. And from Berlin, Poland is close: Here I will tell you how to get there in a 3-hours-round-trip!