Originally Posted by GulfCoastGuy
Neither converters nor transformers will change the cycles from 50Hz to 60Hz
so I need to figure out which US 60Hz items fail when being forced to accept 50Hz.
I have read that all US 110v/60Hz Vacuum Cleaners fail if you try to run
them on EU 50Hz power using a converter or transformer.
I am hoping people can chime in so I can donate those items to family VS
getting over there and trying them only to have them self-destruct..
Rent is insane in Stuttgart and I will be making less money than in FL so I
am going in looking for the life experience and hope the high cost of housing
etc doesn't ruin it..
I thought that the difference in frequency is only problematic for consumer electronics. I would expect that a vacuum cleaner would run both with 50hz and 60hz.
Nevertheless I would recommend to buy a new vacuum cleaner in Germany. Prices for cheaper ones start at 40-50 Euro. Miele vacuum cleaners start at 120 Euro.
The rents in Stuttgart are for Germany indeed insanely high. But are they still high compared to Florida? You should be able to find a 1br apartment for less than 700 Euro, a 2br apartment for less than 850 Euro and a 3br apartment for less than 1,000 Euro in Stuttgart. And rents around Stuttgart are somewhat cheaper.
Quite a lot of goods are a lot cheaper in Germany. So it's not surprising that they will pay you less in Stuttgart.
According to Numbeo:
Orlando - Stuttgart:
Consumer prices are 19% higher in Orlando
Rent prices are 37% higher in Orlando
Restaurant prices are 15% higher in Orlando
Grocery prices are 66% higher in Orlando
Miami - Stuttgart:
Consumer prices are 32% higher in Miami
Rent prices are 121% higher in Miami
Restaurant prices are 42% higher in Miami
Grocery prices are 73% higher in Miami
Tampa - Stuttgart:
Consumer prices are 14% higher in Tampa
Rent prices are 43% higher in Tampa
Restaurant prices are 12% higher in Tampa
Grocery prices are 58% higher in Tampa
Jacksonville - Stuttgart:
Consumer prices are 15% higher in Jacksonville
Rent prices are 11% higher in Jacksonville
Restaurant prices are 13% higher in Jacksonville
Grocery prices are 58% higher in Jacksonville
I think it makes a lot of sense that you will get less money in Stuttgart. You will need less money.