they also take 48% of your monthly paycheck before you even see it.
Doesn't apply to pension benefits. In any case, marginal income tax rates in Germany are not much higher than the US, as far as I know.
Bank accounts here are mostly NO INTREST or 1-3% unline the US accounts.
Current money market rates are 3-3.5 %. Just check out Citibank or any of the online banks.
Presumably, US banks offer slightly more, because current US interest-rates are somewhat higher than Euro-rates. So is US inflation. Big deal.
Just about Everything here is 2x more $$ than in the US.
Is it really?