Berlin: rents are eating up an increasing proportion of income

Federal Office of Statistics

Berlin: This is how rents are developing in the capital

Help from the state: There is housing benefit, load allowance and WBS

Help from the state: There is housing benefit, load allowance and WBS

Low income but high rent and housing costs? Anyone affected by this constellation can apply for housing benefit or a housing entitlement certificate (WBS). That has to be taken into account.

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In percentage terms, Germans have to raise more and more income for their rents. Especially in big cities like Berlin.

Donut have long felt on the housing market what figures from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) now confirm: an ever-increasing proportion of income must be spent on rent. This applies to all of Germany, but the situation is particularly explosive in large cities like Berlin. Read about this: Shared rooms in Berlin: The situation is so dramatic

For the year 2022, rent consumed 27.8 percent of the income of German households. 3.1 million households had 40 percent, 1.5 million even more than that half of the income spend on rent. According to Destatis, 16 percent of all households that pay rent had a rent burden of more than 40 percent.

In the survey of the Federal Statistical Office, the Rental charge rate determined for the 19.9 million main tenant households in Germany. This results from the gross cold rent (net cold rent plus usage-independent operating costs) and the household net income.

Rent: One-person households are particularly affected

who his apartment 2019 or later rented, has to spend a particularly large amount of their income on their rent in comparison. In Germany, there are 6.6 million households whose rent burden ratio of 29.5 percent is 2.7 percentage points higher than that of households that own theirs rental contract graduated before 1999 (26.8 percent).

In addition, they were heavily burdened single householdswhose rent burden rate was almost a third of their income (32.7 percent).

Berlin: City dwellers pay the most

The figures from the Federal Statistical Office show a clear loser: Big city tenants with more than 100,000 inhabitants such as Berliners. Households here had an average rent burden ratio of 28.9 percent, which is significantly higher than in small towns with up to 20,000 inhabitants (25.9 percent). At 27.6 percent, residents of medium-sized cities (20,000 to 100,000 inhabitants) are almost exactly in line with the national average.

Both square meter prices a similar difference can be observed. Nationwide, the average for 2022 was 8.70 euros. Big city dwellers paid the highest price here at EUR 9.60 compared to medium-sized cities (EUR 8.20) and small towns EUR 7.50.

in one Calculation example Destatis shows what that means in concrete terms: for a rented apartment of 75 square meters, there is a difference of around 158 euros in rent between a large and a small town. (os)

Also read: Tenants in Berlin get this unbelievable sum back

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