The services sector, which is traditionally strong in Hamburg, has continued to grow over time – from 78.7 percent of Hamburg's total gross value added in 1992 to 83.2 percent in 2019. With a good two-thirds (69.3 percent) of the total gross value added, the German average for the services sector is significantly lower than Hamburg’s (source: Hamburg Chamber of Commerce)
Hamburg is one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world and continues to score excellently in global rankings such as those by Mercer and The Economist.
Hamburg, the green city on the waterfront, has many green belts, tree-lined roads, waterways and bodies of water – as well as the largest share of nature conservation areas among Germany’s federal states. In addition to the city’s many parks, there are also extensive woods in the municipality. Other locational assets include beautiful residential areas as well as a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Hamburg's profile as a cultural centre is both distinctive and versatile, with great international cuisine, attractive shopping opportunities and a legendary nightlife scene.