Housing in and around Munich

In the following you will find general information on Living in Munich, recommended retrieval strategies as well as a list of helpful links for house hunting.

Living in Munich

The Munich area is a nice place to live and work – however, it is not so easy to find reasonably priced, centrally located accommodation. Feel free to contact us for individual advice or strategic tips on house hunting.

Our services all around housing and accommodation

  • Consultation about housing in respect to vicinity to the university campus and /or childcare
  • Initial information on the Munich area: where to live best as a family or as single?
  • Initial information about infrastructure, public transport and residential environment
  • Retrieval strategy on finding accommodation
  • Support in looking for a short-term (1-12 months) or long term accommodation
  • Information about who can help with legal questions regarding tenancy law or sales contract
  • Support in relocating the family during the transition period of the move
  • Information about temporary accommodation or governmental subsidized housing for 
     university employees  

Usually, we do not offer support regarding buying a residency. However, we will provide a list of estate agencies on request.

Retrieval Strategies

Time for house-hunting

It is advisable to take the time to come to Munich since the viewing appointments are announced on short notice. Besides, next tenants are found rapidly due to the great demand. Hence, it makes sense to be on site for your search. Generally, housing offers are posted two months (or even less) prior to the move-in date.

Renting in Munich

Munich has the highest rental rates throughout Germany. The net base rate for apartments is about 16€/m². In the central districts such as Schwabing, the English Garden, Maxvorstadt and Isarvorstadt, the average rent is about 18€/m². The township of Munich offers a brochure with an overview about the average rental fees in the Munich area. You will also get legal advice on tenancy and housing issues. For more information see www.muenchen.de.

Outskirts of Munich and Public Transport

It makes sense to include the outskirts of the city of Munich in your search for spacious rental objects, since it is usually easier to find affordable housing further out. Moreover, the suburbs are more attractive and family-friendly, as they offer a better quality of life with less urban hectic rush and traffic and more nature. The rural municipalities around Munich also offer affordable housing, a better quality of life and good public transport connections via S-Bahn to Munich. You will find all information about the structure of the public transport, the timetables and connections under www.mvv-muenchen.de.


Since buying property in the Munich area is more expensive than in other parts of Germany, it is generally advisable – especially for people from abroad – to temporarily move into a rented accommodation in Munich in order to look unhurriedly and on site for suitable property.

Helpful links for house-hunting

Objects for rent/sale

Time-limited housing

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