Expat Guide to Living in Vienna
Whether you're already living in Vienna or preparing to move to Vienna, our Expat Guide to Living in Austria offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Vienna. For answers to specific questions, visit our Austria Forum to talk with expats in Vienna.
Vienna, Austria has been ranked as one of world's most livable cities for the last several years. With its thriving nightlife, cultural attractions and low crime rates, Vienna seems to have it all. However, many expats in Vienna shared with Expat Exchange that they feel unwelcome and disconnected from the Viennese people. Learn how some eventually broke through and developed long-lasting friendships.
More Culture Shock Reports for Vienna
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Vienna handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Vienna:
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Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Vienna Reports
What are people's priorities in Vienna - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Vienna:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Vienna Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Vienna? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Vienna? Below are some of the responses from expats in Vienna:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Vienna
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Vienna. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Vienna:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Vienna. If you are already living in Vienna, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Vienna by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working in Vienna Reports
What's it like to find a job in Vienna? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Vienna? Below are some of the reports from expats in Vienna:
Submit a Working Abroad Report