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Retire in Austria

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Austria. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Austria?

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How do I meet people in Austria?

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When we asked people living in Austria about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Going to discos, opera or joining a hiking club are great ways to meet Austrians," remarked another retiree in Vienna .

What is life like in Austria?

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When we asked people living in Austria what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Lives evolve around work during the weekdays and relaxation on the weekends, some people are also fans of the Rapid Austria and Wien soccer clubs," remarked another retiree in Vienna .

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What do I need to know before retiring in Austria?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Austria, they said:

"Try to accept the local way of life and learn the language. This is perhaps the country in the whole world where speaking the local language and imitating local customs makes the difference between being truly "in" and just getting by," explained one retiree living in Vienna .

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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