Pros and Cons of Living in Austria
Last updated on Feb 12, 2023
Summary: The pros of living in Austria include its stunning natural beauty, its rich cultural heritage, its excellent public transportation system, its high quality of life, and its strong economy. On the other hand, the cons of living in Austria include its high cost of living, its cold winters, and its limited job opportunities for non-EU citizens.
What are the pros and cons of living in Austria?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Austria responded:
"Expats and digital nomads living in Austria appreciate the country's high quality of life, with its excellent infrastructure, efficient public transportation, and low crime rate. They also enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Alps, the vibrant cultural scene, and the friendly locals. On the downside, expats and digital nomads may find the cost of living in Austria to be quite high, and the language barrier can be a challenge. Additionally, the bureaucracy can be quite complex and time-consuming," said one member in Austria.
"The area is close (within two hours' drive) to major Austrian, German and Swiss cities. The food quality is high. I'm not satisfied with the conservative attitudes and levels of prejudice and discrimination that I and other ex-pats I know have experienced," remarked one expat in Lustenau.