Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh most populous city in Germany. The city is very well known for its fashion and trade fairs as well as international business and financial centre. It hosts one Fortune Global 500 company and two DAX compainies. Messe Düsseldorf organises nearly one fifth of premier trade shows.

The Academy of fine arts where creatives like Joseph Beuys, Emanuel Leutze, August Macke or Gerhard Richter have studied.
Regarding music, it has had a pioneering influence on electronic/experimental music (Kraftwerk). Düsseldorf also posseses a big Japanese community. On the river Rhine, Düsseldorf holds Carnival celebrations every year in February / March. Mercer’s 2012 Quality of Living survey ranked Düsseldorf the sixth most livable city in the world.

Costs of living

Lunch with a drink: 14€
Fast Food Menu: 7€
Rent for a furnshed apartment of 45m^2 in a residential area: 730€
Designer Jeans (f.ex. Levi’s): 86€
Summer Dress (ZARA, H&M): 40€
Monthly card for public transport: 70€
Taxi for 8km: 20€
Cinema for 2: 24€
1 Cocktail in a club: 7€
Cappuccino: 2,66€
500ml beer in a bar: 3€
1 month of gym membership: 33€


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