Most Saxons live in rural areas. The region has attractive living spaces and affordable building plots, which is precisely why many rural districts’ populations are rising again – not just because people are moving there, but also as more and more children are being born.


A helping hand to find a place to live

Saxony offers a wide range of support for building, buying or extending residential buildings. There are various funding opportunities, especially in rural areas and for families with children. For each family, for example, the state offers a low-interest loan of up to €50,000 per child. Moreover, the average price for one square meter of building land is €77.60, well below the national average of €176.90. The Boris platform provides detailed information about the standard value of land in every region.

Renting living space

Despite the economic upturn, life in Saxony is relatively inexpensive. The best example is rents. Whereas tenants in Munich pay an average rent of €19.70 a month per square metre, in the Saxon city of Chemnitz the price is only just €5.20. Even in the up-and-coming cities of Dresden and Leipzig, the living is fairly cheap: students here only pay roughly €281 a month for a room in a shared flat. The national average is €365. And this does not mean having to compromise when it comes to cultural events or the nightlife.