Category Archives: Berlin by Numbers

Pickpockets on the rise on Berlin Public Transport

The problem isn’t really new – pickpockets have always been targeting commuters in Berlin, as in probably every other city. But an increase of 50% in 2015 compared to 2014 is an alarming figure. In 2015 over 12.000 cases were reported to the police – on Berlin Public Transport (BVG) alone. That makes it almost […]

Berlin Home Building: Apartment Construction in 2015

Berlin Home Building: Apartment Construction 2015

Berlin Apartment Construction 2015 - Photo: T.Bortels/nuberlin.com

Recently the Berlin Bureau of Statistics have released numbers and figures describing the Berlin Apartment Construction in 2015. And since I find the numbers quite interesting I had a closer look and I’ll try to sum up some of them.

Top 17 Home Countries of Berlin Visitors

Roaming across Berlin City you may have noticed, that there are quite some tourists visiting Berlin in the summer. And you may have asked yourself “So where are all the tourists actually coming from?” Spoiler: the top 3 home countries are Germany, USA and the UK. The Berlin office for statistics (Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg) […]

Berlin: a Single City (both male and female)

Are you single? Or I should actually rather ask: Are you living alone? The good news is: you are not alone. A recent research tells us, the majority of Berlin apartments are inhabited by one person – or in other words: the majority of Berlin households are single-person households. For long-term Berliners this probably isn’t […]

Berlin Apartment Rent – the Berlin Rent Index 2015

The Private Residential Rent – or Apartment Rent Index for Berlin has just been released. Any surprises? Not so much: slowly but surely Berlin’s apartment rents are rising. But how much? And are Berlin apartments still affordable? That is actually not so easy to answer. Ok – let’s face it: to rent an apartment in […]