Been living in 3 different centrally located airbnb in Berlin (2018), each between 800 and 900€ per month for 40-45 sqm (we're two, so 400-450€ each). Each time a full flat and not a shared airbnb, legal now since some months (though it was always possible to get a full flat before as well). Internet was always between 15 and 50 mbps. I spend 100€ per week on food, including restaurants (pretty cheap here), check for Turkish market on Maybachufer and Turkish stores in Neukölln (I spend less on food here than in Chiang Mai!). Berlin is such an awesome place to live, very multicultural, very tolerant, many different neighborhoods, quite relaxed feeling, many parks, lakes all around. No need to speak German at all. Come over here, probably one one of the best place on earth ;) (written in Sept 2018)
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I lived here for a summer. This city has beautiful nature with lots of parks, incredibly parties/clubs, few cafes to work from and is extremely bike friendly. It's a city that is very hyped and a lot of Berliners are moving here as they are fed up with Berlin. This place is however nowhere near as packed and eventful as Berlin. It's a very calm city and often not so much going on in the summers as all students are on holiday.
Overall you might have a hard time making friends but if you join the co-working space in the center, meetups and language exchanges you should be good. It's even easier if you know German as people don't speak such good English here. If you go here I recommend getting a bike and checking out the parks and also go canoeing near the river.
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Old Bricks like chuches, museums and other important buildings: (innere) Altstadt.
Bars & Clubs: (innere) Neustadt.
Shopping: Prager Straße + Altmark-Galerie.
The airport is a joke.
Also: Pegida sucks.
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