Moving to Luxembourg
Last updated on Apr 09, 2023
Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Luxembourg due to its strong economy, high quality of life, and excellent infrastructure. Additionally, Luxembourg is a great place to live for those who are looking for a safe and secure environment. People can find a place to live in Luxembourg by searching online for rental properties, or by using a real estate agent. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Luxembourg are Luxembourg City, Esch-sur-Alzette, and Differdange.
What do I need to know before moving to Luxembourg?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Luxembourg, they said:
"Expats should be aware that Luxembourg is a multilingual country, with French, German, and Luxembourgish being the official languages. It is important to learn at least one of these languages before moving to Luxembourg. Expats should also be aware that Luxembourg has a high cost of living, so it is important to budget accordingly. Additionally, Luxembourg has a strong economy and a high standard of living, so expats should be prepared to pay higher taxes than they may be used to. Finally, expats should be aware that Luxembourg is a small country, so it is important to take advantage of the many cultural and recreational activities available," said one expat in Luxembourg.
"We were fortunate that we had a professional transition specialist who spoke many languages. I still call her to order oil or to help out when I have trouble. Try to learn a little French before you come. The Luxembourgers are very polite. Always say merci, au revoir when you leave any place, including the grocery store. Say bon jour or bon soir whenever entering an establishment and make eye contact. A little of that and some apologetic English and everyone will try to help you out! Most of the expats I know are all at the same level as my husband. We all have access to these transition people which makes life easier all around. They are helpful when moving in and especially when we need to update our Visas and when paperwork has to be filed at the commune. I can't read the forms, nevermind fill them in. Ensure you ask for a neighborhood or at least town where more expats or school attendees go. The school can tell you where most of the students come from. I have 2 high schoolers so being local to their friends is key," remarked one expat who made the move to Bertrange.
How do I find a place to live in Luxembourg?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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- Will I be able to find a job in Luxembourg?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Luxembourg appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Luxembourg?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Luxembourg accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Luxembourg like?
- How are healthcare services Luxembourg?
- What are medical services in Luxembourg like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Luxembourg?
- What are emergency services like in Luxembourg?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Luxembourg?
- How are local medical facilities in Luxembourg?
- As a foreigner living in Luxembourg, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?