Last updated on Jul 01, 2023
Summary: Strasbourg, France is a vibrant, picturesque city with a unique blend of French and German culture. Expats love the city's rich history, its beautiful architecture, its lively nightlife, and its convenient location near the German border. The weather in Strasbourg is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $1,500 per month. The population of Strasbourg is approximately 276,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Strasbourg?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Strasbourg, they said:
"Before retiring in Strasbourg, expats should be aware that it is the capital of both Alsace and the Grand Est region of France. The city is bilingual with both French and German being official languages. The city has extensive public transportation, but residents need to get a Carte de Sejour (residence permit) if they wish to benefit from reduced fares. Health care is of a high standard in Strasbourg and is partially covered by the state via social security deductions. Expats will enjoy a variety of traditional food and culture in Strasbourg, but should be aware that the cost of living is significantly higher than the French national average," commented one expat who made the move to Strasbourg, France.
"I would be brutally honest and say it's not a place for a young person and is more suited to someone with a family...but if you're a student or stagiere, then you're sorted," remarked one expat living in Strasbourg, France.
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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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