Last updated on Mar 14, 2023
Summary: People describe Graz, Austria as a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's laid-back atmosphere, its excellent public transportation system, and its proximity to the Alps. The weather in Graz is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit (1-18 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $800 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,100 per month. The population of Graz is estimated to be around 300,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Graz?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Graz, they said:
"Graz is a vibrant and historic city located in the Styrian region of Austria. It offers a great quality of life and plenty of cultural attractions and outdoor activities for retirees. There are a variety of neighborhoods available for expats in Graz and many different types of housing to choose from. Expats should make sure to research the housing market and cost of living before relocating. It is also important to plan out how to finance retirement living in Graz, as taxation and pension plans may be different from the expats’ country of origin. Additionally, expats should understand the local healthcare system and make sure to secure comprehensive medical coverage. Furthermore, Graz has a variety of language schools offering courses in German, so expats may want to take advantage of local resources and prepare for language barriers prior to their move," remarked one expat who made the move to Graz, Austria.
What do I need to know before moving to Graz?
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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.