AIZ Ausgabe 12/2019 | 9. January 2020

Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better

40 square meters. This is the average living space available to a Berlin resident. This is a pleasant side-effect of increased prosperity – in the 1960s, per capita living space in Germany was only half as large.


polis | 9. January 2020

Living spaces will shrink again

Germans like to live in style – or at least in big flats. It’s difficult to separate the two: the average German has more living space – 51 square metres per capita – than their European neighbours in Poland, France or Austria. However, this space is shrinking, mostly in the cities.