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General

Vienna, as a cultural, economic and political centre, is the capital and the largest city of Austria. It is ranked first in annual "Quality of Living" survey. In this city the main language is German, so in Vienna live the second largest number of German speakers after Berlin. Moreover, this city is known as the City of Music because of its musical heritage. The city centre of Vienna is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and usually is compared to an open-air museum.

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High proficiency of English

1st

In annual "Quality of Living" survey


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 777 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 583
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,600 
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,107
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 183 
  • Internet € 28 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.2
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 37 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.6 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.2
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 38                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 10 
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 45 
  • Beer € 3.7
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 3 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.4
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 26 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 10 

Healthcare

Austria is famous for high-level medical care and excellent treatment. Vienna, as a capital of this country, has dozen hospitals and medical research universities. The largest hospital is the Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien.

Austria is a country with High Proficiency in English, so it is easy to find a doctor who speaks English well. However, if you want to find a physician who speaks your native tongue, you can contact your embassy.

Medications are provided by Austrian pharmacies, that are common in Vienna. Most of the drugs are very easy to find. There is one interesting fact that if you have a prescription you can buy your medications for 6 EUR (other will be covered by your insurance). Furthermore, there is at least one pharmacy in the district that is available at night.

It is required in Austria to be insured. Everybody in Austria gets publicly funded care. However, some individuals buy a private health insurance.

More about health care system


Education

There are 3 types of Degree programmes in Austria such as: bachelor, master and doctoral. Currently, higher education is provided by Public Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, Private Universities, University Colleges of Teacher Education. Fees in Austria are different in every university and they change according to the field of studies. Moreover, here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Vienna.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Vienna, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cold, dry winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 26°C (79 °F) and in winter 2°C (35 °F). Snow is common in Austria.

 26°C

average temperature in summer

C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Vienna, as a safe city, has a safety level of 88% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 77% according to Numbeo. Furthermore, it is ranked third in the list of the safest cities. And about crime, Austria is very safe for residents.

88/100

Safety index "SafeAround"

77/100

Safety index "Numbeo"


Economy

Vienna, as the 9th most economically powerful city in 2015, is considered as one of the wealthiest regions in the EU. Now, more than 175 international companies have their offices in Vienna. Furthermore, since 2004 near 8,300 new companies and start-ups have been founded in Vienna every year. That`s why Vienna is a good place for professional relocation.

1645

Minimum monthly salary in IT

3800

Average monthly salary


People

Expat communities are common in Vienna because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if it is needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations

Vienna-expats

Feelslikehome

GGI

  • General

    Vienna, as a cultural, economic and political centre, is the capital and the largest city of Austria. It is ranked first in annual "Quality of Living" survey. In this city the main language is German, so in Vienna live the second largest number of German speakers after Berlin. Moreover, this city is known as the City of Music because of its musical heritage. The city centre of Vienna is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and usually is compared to an open-air museum.

    Created with Sketch.

    High proficiency of English

    1st

    In annual "Quality of Living" survey

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 777 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 583
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,600 
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,107
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 183 
    • Internet € 28 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.2
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 37 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.6 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.2
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 38                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 10 
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 45 
    • Beer € 3.7
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 3 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.4
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 26 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 10 
  • Healthcare

    Austria is famous for high-level medical care and excellent treatment. Vienna, as a capital of this country, has dozen hospitals and medical research universities. The largest hospital is the Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien.

    Austria is a country with High Proficiency in English, so it is easy to find a doctor who speaks English well. However, if you want to find a physician who speaks your native tongue, you can contact your embassy.

    Medications are provided by Austrian pharmacies, that are common in Vienna. Most of the drugs are very easy to find. There is one interesting fact that if you have a prescription you can buy your medications for 6 EUR (other will be covered by your insurance). Furthermore, there is at least one pharmacy in the district that is available at night.

    It is required in Austria to be insured. Everybody in Austria gets publicly funded care. However, some individuals buy a private health insurance.

    More about health care system

  • Education

    There are 3 types of Degree programmes in Austria such as: bachelor, master and doctoral. Currently, higher education is provided by Public Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, Private Universities, University Colleges of Teacher Education. Fees in Austria are different in every university and they change according to the field of studies. Moreover, here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Vienna.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Vienna, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cold, dry winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 26°C (79 °F) and in winter 2°C (35 °F). Snow is common in Austria.

     26°C

    average temperature in summer

    C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Vienna, as a safe city, has a safety level of 88% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 77% according to Numbeo. Furthermore, it is ranked third in the list of the safest cities. And about crime, Austria is very safe for residents.

    88/100

    Safety index "SafeAround"

    77/100

    Safety index "Numbeo"

  • Economy

    Vienna, as the 9th most economically powerful city in 2015, is considered as one of the wealthiest regions in the EU. Now, more than 175 international companies have their offices in Vienna. Furthermore, since 2004 near 8,300 new companies and start-ups have been founded in Vienna every year. That`s why Vienna is a good place for professional relocation.

    1645

    Minimum monthly salary in IT

    3800

    Average monthly salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Vienna because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if it is needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations

    Vienna-expats

    Feelslikehome

    GGI

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