The city of Düsseldorf (and its surrounding region) is a strong, long-established international business location. Large corporations and SMEs in the manufacturing, distribution, service and communications industries have been a fixture for decades, but a strong digital and technology industry is on the rise, alongside many life sciences and pharmaceutical companies. Düsseldorf is home to a dynamic startup scene, where over 250 companies employ more than 2,000 tech professionals.
Düsseldorf’s enjoyable living environment, open-mindedness and friendly population make it an attractive destination for foreign companies and tech professionals from all over the world. In fact, the Düsseldorf region is now the third most popular destination for foreign direct investment in Europe, just behind London and Paris – and it’s not finished growing yet.
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Did you know Düsseldorf boasts the world’s sixth highest standard of living? The city’s location on the Rhine river makes it one of the most pleasant cities in Germany to live in, and it’s also an incredible family-friendly place. With tons of parks, museums and art galleries, theatres and exciting festivals each year, you’ll never run out of activities – and if you’re so inclined, the nightlife rivals that of Berlin with over 300 bars and clubs scattered around the city.
Living in Düsseldorf is also very affordable, with rents for a one-bedroom flat averaging less than 700€ per month. Transportation around the city is reliable and easy to navigate – between trams, buses and metros, you’ll be sure to find your way around the city centre and beyond. What’s more, Düsseldorf is also super bike-friendly!
All prices quoted are in local currency.
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