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Study: Old, Artsy, Poor or Just A Good Old Hipster, Berlin Is Where You Want To Be

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Berlin has long held onto the status of being a hot spot for artists, but as times have changed, is it still one of the best? Some could say the German capital has lost its cool factor, but a newly released study shows that Berlin still is one of the most diverse and hip places in the world.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers did a deep analysis of the top 30 cities in the world to see what makes them the best, and Berlin ranks among the highest in the seventh edition of “Cities of Opportunities”.

No city is perfect, but Berlin was found to offer an exceptionally high quality of life with the city being safe, clean, full of green spaces and a very lively art scene. Only New York City and London fare slightly higher than Berlin in youth appeal.

Not only is Berlin great for the young, but it’s very much an appealing city for the old. Berlin ranked third, only behind Stockholm and Toronto, for the quality of life of a senior. Aging Berliner’s are found to be able to maintain a decent cash reserve and with one of the best transportations systems in the world, seniors are able to easily get around and keep a healthy lifestyle.

Of course there is always the complaint that the cost of living in Berlin is becoming too high,but  the statistics show that for what the city provides, it is quite cheap. While you could question what is considered “cheap”, finding a place to call home has so far been attainable to plenty of starving artists that want to keep contributing to one of the greatest art capitals of the world.

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Sources: PriceWaterhouseCoopersDie Welt

Photo: Philipp von Ostau | CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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