Living in Germany
Society in the Federal Republic is diverse and cosmopolitan. Many people are actively involved in public life.
Shaping society together
How German people live today – and how they contribute to the common good.
Living and leisure
Around three quarters of German people live in towns and cities, where there are many different sports and cultural facilities as well as hospitality offerings.
Married couples with children under 18 are still the most common family unit in Germany today.
2.6 million single parents
Over 80% of single parents in Germany are women.
65,000 same-sex married couples
Since 2017, homosexual couples have had the right to full marriage.
Up to 14 months
Mothers and fathers can claim parental allowance during this period. The level depends on parents’ incomes before the birth of their child.
1.19 billion euros
was used for public social spending in 2020.