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Regardless of being a mother or father, student or retiree. We all want to live in the best possible circumstances. We often spend a lot of time looking for the ideal place to live or the best neighborhood and use up a lot of energy.

GEOfy tells you straight away whether an area in Germany suits you or not. To give you an idea how GEOfy works we have preselected a few criteria for you. These preselected criteria tries to reflect the living conditions of families, students and senior citizens as accurately as possible.

We present you with a total index value between 0 and 100 for all regions. In this way, you can quickly and intuitively classify whether a certain region suits you and your focus or not. An index value of 100 means that the area fits perfectly, a value of 0 means the opposite. If you want, you can of look at the criteria individually. So you don't have to rely on our index alone.

For each indicator, a region receives a score between 0 and 100. The sum of the individual scores of the indicators used for a analysis is the total score of a region. The index value displayed for the regions is then calculated by dividing the total score of the region by the number of indicators used.

**Example:**

With a total score of 1,450 and a number of indicators of 19, this results in a (rounded) index value of 76:

1.450 / 19 = 76,32

Last but not least, we put the individual indicators in perspective. In many places on our website, we do not merely show the indicator values for the region, but also the corresponding average value of each indicator. This way, you can easily assess how good a certain value really is.

For example, it looks like this:

Linear distance to school

Average linear distance to the nearest school

227m
*
vs.
2.3km
*

227m
*
vs.
2.3km
*

The second value (right after "*vs.*") shows the average value.

We are only human, too. If you think that we made a mistake with one of our indicators or if you are missing an important indicator, please send us an email to indicator@geofy.de. We will take care of your request as soon as possible.

The following sections list the criteria and explain why we think they are important.

As parents, we above all want the best for our children. Therefore, the focus of the criteria for families is primarily on the child's best interests. So childcare, school, leisure activities and infrastructure that makes life easier and more pleasant for families are important. These include, for example, supermarkets or restaurants, but also public swimming. Another important aspect is family safety, which is why we also evaluate statistics on the subject of public safety.

Linear distance to school

Average linear distance to the nearest school

Average linear distance to the nearest school

Linear distance to kindergarten

Average linear distance to the nearest kindergarten

Average linear distance to the nearest kindergarten

Linear distance to shop

Average linear distance to the nearest shop

Average linear distance to the nearest shop

Linear distance to supermarket

Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries

Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries

Shop density

Average number of inhabitants per shop

Average number of inhabitants per shop

Linear distance to general practitioner

Average linear distance to the next general practitioner

Average linear distance to the next general practitioner

Linear distance to dentist

Average linear distance to the next dentist

Average linear distance to the next dentist

Restaurant density

Average number of inhabitants per restaurant

Average number of inhabitants per restaurant

Linear distance to restaurant

Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant

Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant

Linear distance to public swimming

Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility

Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility

Children per kindergarten

Average number of children younger than 6 years per kindergarten in this region

Average number of children younger than 6 years per kindergarten in this region

Children per playground

Children under 18 years per playground

Children under 18 years per playground

Dentist density

Average number of inhabitants per dentist

Average number of inhabitants per dentist

Criminal offenses

Criminal offenses per 100 inhabitants

Criminal offenses per 100 inhabitants

Recreation & leisure areas

Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)

Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)

Pupils per school

Average number of pupils per school in this region

Average number of pupils per school in this region

Public swimming for families

Inhabitants aged under 18 or between 30 and 50 years per public swimming pool in this region

Inhabitants aged under 18 or between 30 and 50 years per public swimming pool in this region

Violent crime families

Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)

Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)

Share of family households with children

Share of family households with children in the total number of households

Share of family households with children in the total number of households

Share of family aged people

Share of residents in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)

Share of residents in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)

Gastronomy for families

Restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc in this region 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)

Restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc in this region 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)

Recreation offers for families

Movie theaters, theaters and museums per 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)

Movie theaters, theaters and museums per 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)

As a student, it is important to us to be part of a city's life. During the course of study, leisure time is usually much more important than, for example, for families. Therefore, when we put together the criteria for students, we attached great importance to leisure activities but also to a good infrastructure. You don't want to spend the little time you have besides studying and a possibly necessary part-time job with long journeys to the nearest supermarket. And a suitable university nearby is certainly not harmful either.

Linear distance to shop

Average linear distance to the nearest shop

Average linear distance to the nearest shop

Linear distance to supermarket

Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries

Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries

Shop density

Average number of inhabitants per shop

Average number of inhabitants per shop

Restaurant density

Average number of inhabitants per restaurant

Average number of inhabitants per restaurant

Linear distance to university

Average linear distance to the nearest university

Average linear distance to the nearest university

Gastronomy for students

Inhabitants between 20 and 29 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region

Inhabitants between 20 and 29 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region

Linear distance to restaurant

Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant

Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant

Linear distance to public swimming

Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility

Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility

Accessible recreation offers for students

Inhabitants between 20 and 29 years per accessible movie theater, theater and museum

Inhabitants between 20 and 29 years per accessible movie theater, theater and museum

Share of residents between 20 and 29

Share of residents between 20 and 29

Share of residents between 20 and 29

Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)

Share of households without children

Share of households without children in the total number of households

Share of households without children in the total number of households

Share of single households

Share of single households in the total number of households

Share of single households in the total number of households

Supermarket Density

Average number of inhabitants per supermarket

Average number of inhabitants per supermarket

Once we retire, our lives change suddenly and often in dramatic ways. We usually have a lot more free time, our health becomes more important to us and some things become increasingly difficult over time. In some cases, going to the nearest supermarket or visiting the doctor is a real challenge. That is why we paid attention to leisure activities, but also to infrastructure and health care, in the criteria for senior citizens.

Linear distance to shop

Average linear distance to the nearest shop

Average linear distance to the nearest shop

Linear distance to supermarket

Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries

Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries

Violent crime elderly people

Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants older than 65

Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants older than 65

Linear distance to pharmacy

Average linear distance to the next pharmacy

Average linear distance to the next pharmacy

Share of residents older than 65

Share of residents older than 65

Share of residents older than 65

Shop density

Average number of inhabitants per shop

Average number of inhabitants per shop

Linear distance to general practitioner

Average linear distance to the next general practitioner

Average linear distance to the next general practitioner

Linear distance to dentist

Average linear distance to the next dentist

Average linear distance to the next dentist

Restaurant density

Average number of inhabitants per restaurant

Average number of inhabitants per restaurant

Linear distance to restaurant

Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant

Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant

Linear distance to public swimming

Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility

Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility

Gastronomy for elderly people

Inhabitants older than 65 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region

Inhabitants older than 65 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region

Doctor density

Average number of inhabitants per doctor

Average number of inhabitants per doctor

Dentist density

Average number of inhabitants per dentist

Average number of inhabitants per dentist

Population density older than 65

People per km² older than 65 years

People per km² older than 65 years

Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)

Share of households without children in the total number of households

Low population density

People per km²

People per km²

Pharmacy density

Average number of inhabitants per pharmacy

Average number of inhabitants per pharmacy

Supermarket Density

Average number of inhabitants per supermarket

Average number of inhabitants per supermarket