More than half of the people in Germany live in rented accommodation, not in their own four walls. 64.5 percent of all residential buildings are single-family dwellings, only 5.9 percent are larger structures with seven or more flats. 35 percent of flats and houses are 100 square metres in size or bigger, only 5.5 percent of flats are smaller than 40 square metres.
How Germans live
Source:Federal Statistical Office 2014
Source:Federal and State Stat. Offices 2013