The InterNations Expat Insider survey asked: expats around the world to rate their home. Germany is at the bottom of the table, in 42nd place out of 52 countries.
Germany scored poorly in housing, digital living and language and many expats struggled to settle.
More than half of expats find it difficult to find housing in Germany, which is more than twice the global average.
Expats generally find it very difficult to live in Germany without speaking German and almost half feel unhappy about the language.
More than half of the expats surveyed found German a very difficult language to learn and said they struggled to understand it.
However, a British expat thought that the lack of digital infrastructure in Germany was the main obstacle to life.
They said: “I really hate the German bureaucracy. Especially the fact that nothing is digitized!
“It takes forever to contact the local Ämter (services) to discuss residence permits and the like.”
More than half of the expats surveyed found it difficult to deal with the local authorities in Germany.
While Brits often settle in Germany’s major cities, such as Berlin and Frankfurt, there is also a smaller destination that packs a punch.
Aachen in the far west of Germany has only 260,000 inhabitants, but is very highly regarded by expats.
The city borders the Netherlands and Germany and the main attraction is the cathedral which was founded in 800 AD.
The spa town is also known for its hot springs and many tourists come here for a relaxing holiday.