Economic situation

Berlin’s economy on the road to success

Contrary to the economic trend, the economic output of Berlin continued to rise strongly in 2019. Berlin’s gross domestic product grew by 3.0 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. In a nationwide comparison, Berlin came in first place and was well above the average growth of 0.6 percent in Germany.

Thus, the German capital continues its successful course: the GDP and the employment rate have grown faster than the national average for years. The service industry in particular had a positive impact on Berlin’s economic growth. Around 153.3 billion euros were generated in the capital.

More information about employment here

Income and purchasing power of Berlin's population

Labor marketPRICE3.3% Growth rate of employeessubject to social securitycontributions1.8%above national average1.3%Increase in consumer prices7.8%Unemployment rate* Full-time, part-time and marginally employed3,547 €Gross per monthaverage earnings*+4%compared to last year(Source: Statistical Office Berlin Brandenburg, 2020 - data for 2019)

Consumer prices

In 2018, consumer prices in Berlin increased by an average of 2.0 percent over the previous year. That was the highest increase in the last six years.

Consumer prices 2018 Index rate 2010≙100 Change compared to the same month last year (in %)
Total price index 112.2 2.2
Food, non-alcoholic beverages 118.1 2.6
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco goods 122.4 3.4
Clothing and shoes 104.8 0.1
Living space, water, electricity, gas and other fuel 115.8 3.1
Furnishings, appliances and fittings for the household plus maintenance thereof 106.7 0.7
Healthcare costs 108.6 1.5
Transport 108.6 2.6
Communications 89.1 -0.6
Leisure, entertainment and culture 110.9 2.1
Educational system 84.6 1.1
Hotels and restaurants 117.4 2.3
Other goods and services 111.8 0.5

(Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office, 2019)


Immobilienportal des Berlin Business Location Centers

Real estate portal

The Real Estate Portal offers registered users the opportunity to search for the right commercial property or space for their business.

Ausschnitt aus dem Wirtschaftsatlas mit Blick auf den Potsdamer Platz

Berlin Economic Atlas

The Berlin Economic Atlas provides specific industry and infrastructure information for any location in Berlin.