Advertisement
VICE News

What it costs to live in Berlin

VICE News spent a day with a comedy club owner to see how he keeps a creative venture running in a changing city.

by Milena Mikael-Debass
Jun 9 2018, 4:04pm

Thanks partly to the former mayor dubbing Berlin “poor but sexy” back in 2003, the city has drawn a large community of creatives, including artists and musicians, for a decade and a half. Its artsy appeal and extremely low rents, in comparison to its European counterparts, have also attracted a new wave of entrepreneurs fueling the city’s startup scene. Along with foreign investments, this influx has ramped up property values, earning Berlin the top spot on a global list of cities with the fastest-rising property prices. Which can be tough for the creative types.

VICE News spent a day with a comedy club owner to see how he keeps his venture running in a city where costs are inching up.

Making It, a globe-trotting look at how far your money will take you in one particular city. Watch More:

Making It: What it costs to live in San Francisco

Making It: What it costs to live in Toronto

Making It: What it costs to live in London