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Cost of Living in Austria

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 19, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Austria is generally considered to be quite high. A nice one bedroom apartment in Austria can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per month, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Austria is usually around $20 to $30 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Austria high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Austria, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Austria can vary depending on where you live. Generally, living costs such as food, accommodation, transportation and entertainment tend to be higher than in most other European countries. Rent is expensive in Vienna and other large cities in Austria. Groceries are also quite pricey, however it is possible to find deals in discount stores and supermarkets. Utility costs are relatively low, while entertainment costs can add up quickly. In general, you should budget a minimum of 1,000 EUR per month for living expenses in Austria," remarked one expat in Austria.

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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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