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Old 02-08-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47°10'N 0°25'E
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I speak fluently five languages, among them french...
I've studied german 1 year and do not understand anything when I hear people talking in german... The german company precised I'll have the possibility to have german classes...but when ?? I'll be probably starting at 8:00 AM till I don't know what time...
Paris is cold in winter for sure, but Berlin was worse as I've experienced !!
Paris is far to be 'very cold'. Winters average highs are around 7/8c, in Berlin it is between 3/4c. This is an average of 4c more in Paris, which about the same kind of difference than between Paris and Rome.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:07 AM
 
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That's for the city of Berlin (city limits) and not the metropolitan area.
Note that the GDP per capita of the City of Paris is above 100k dollars.
Obviously as the city proper is small, this number is increased because the high number of commuters from the suburbs.
The city proper of Berlin is bigger, so the difference with the metropolitan area number is less important.

Anither interesting note the small City of Paris (2 million inh) has a bigger GDP than the metropolitan area of Berlin (5 million inh).
Berlin is a city sate. No such thing as Metro. That's already a different state and not just different towns.

If you base your decision on the weather, you'll be disappointed. Paris isn't Las Palmas. The winter isn't better than in Berlin. And I doubt you will be able to increase your salary offer by 30% +.
But I think everything has been said. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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I perfectly Paris is not las Palmas, and do not base my decisions on the weather, that would be quite stupid !!! just making the balance between these cities...Berlin win with the cost of living/power purchase and Paris for the architecture...
I'd like to receive opinions from foreign people living in berlin...
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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If you are going to earn more or less the same, you'll live a much more comfortable life in Berlin. Wouldn't say the same if it was Frankfurt or Munich, though.

Of course it will depend on where you would plan to live in Berlin. Central Berlin is almost as expensive as central Munich these days.

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Old 02-09-2014, 06:30 PM
 
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I perfectly Paris is not las Palmas, and do not base my decisions on the weather, that would be quite stupid !!! just making the balance between these cities...Berlin win with the cost of living/power purchase and Paris for the architecture...
I'd like to receive opinions from foreign people living in berlin...
If you go by architecture,then it's not Paris or Berlin anymore,it's Sanaa in Yemen,lol !!



The fine arts of architecture in yemen

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Old 02-10-2014, 03:27 PM
 
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Thanks for this parenthesis scobby, doesn't seem to bad, if I was not worried about the place...listed as one of the most dangerous place in the planet...
Any other suggestions, for the moment, Berlin wins !!!
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:13 AM
 
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Thanks for this parenthesis scobby, doesn't seem to bad, if I was not worried about the place...listed as one of the most dangerous place in the planet...
Any other suggestions, for the moment, Berlin wins !!!
You're welcome,lol !!
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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You have to be crazy to accept a job in Germany when you can get one in France.
Maybe you don't know, like many people here apparently, working in Germany means working HARD and a lot whereas working in France is by far more relaxed.
bank holidays in France:
11
Ban holidays in Germany:
9
Free days in France:
25
Free days in Germany:
20
extra day off (RTT) in France:
if you work more than 35 hours a week, the rest it is extra day off (free days or paid days)
extra day off in Germany:
you have to work more than 39hours...it is a BIG BIG BIG difference
And in France you retire at 55, 60 or 62...

I personnaly signed a permanent contract in Paris (35h contract). If you have a classic 35 hours (a week) contract, you will finally earn a lot more by working 40 hours for instance. You will get 5h each week for the RTT like me and finally take 30 more free days.
Not to mention coffee break. In Germany you have 5 minutes in the morning and 5 during the afternoon and just 1 hour for having lunch. In France you can easily get 10 or 20 minutes in the morning, and in the afternoon and taking 1hour30 or 2hours for lunch even if your contract stipulate 1 is really common in France.

PS: the German economy is absolutely not sustainable. In some years, Germany will face up big economic problems

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Old 02-21-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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You have to be crazy to accept a job in Germany when you can get one in France.
Maybe you don't know, like many people here apparently, working in Germany means working HARD and a lot whereas working in France is by far more relaxed.
bank holidays in France:
11
Ban holidays in Germany:
9
Free days in France:
25
Free days in Germany:
20
extra day off (RTT) in France:
if you work more than 35 hours a week, the rest it is extra day off (free days or paid days)
extra day off in Germany:
you have to work more than 39hours...it is a BIG BIG BIG difference

I personnaly signed a permanent contract in Paris (35h contract). If you have a classic 35 hours (a week) contract, you will finally earn a lot more by working 40 hours for instance. You will get 5h each week for the RTT like me and finally take 30 more free days.
Not to mention coffee break. In Germany you have 5 minutes in the morning and 5 during the afternoon and just 1 hour for having lunch. In France you can easily get 10 or 20 minutes in the morning, and in the afternoon and taking 1hour30 or 2hours for lunch even if your contract stipulate 1 is really common in France.

PS: the German economy is absolutely not sustainable. In some years, Germany will face up big economic problems
So working hard isn't sustainable but making coffee breaks and other stuff which may last up to 30 mins or even more is? No wonder the economy of France stands there where it is today - knee-deep in ****.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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You have to be crazy to accept a job in Germany when you can get one in France.
Maybe you don't know, like many people here apparently, working in Germany means working HARD and a lot whereas working in France is by far more relaxed.
bank holidays in France:
11
Ban holidays in Germany:
9
Free days in France:
25
Free days in Germany:
20
extra day off (RTT) in France:
if you work more than 35 hours a week, the rest it is extra day off (free days or paid days)
extra day off in Germany:
you have to work more than 39hours...it is a BIG BIG BIG difference
And in France you retire at 55, 60 or 62...

I personnaly signed a permanent contract in Paris (35h contract). If you have a classic 35 hours (a week) contract, you will finally earn a lot more by working 40 hours for instance. You will get 5h each week for the RTT like me and finally take 30 more free days.
Not to mention coffee break. In Germany you have 5 minutes in the morning and 5 during the afternoon and just 1 hour for having lunch. In France you can easily get 10 or 20 minutes in the morning, and in the afternoon and taking 1hour30 or 2hours for lunch even if your contract stipulate 1 is really common in France.

PS: the German economy is absolutely not sustainable. In some years, Germany will face up big economic problems
Your numbers are wrong. Next time include your sources, please.
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