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Flower Market in Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg is often described as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a unique blend of cultures and languages. Expats love the city's high quality of life, its excellent public transportation system, and its proximity to other European countries. The weather in Luxembourg City is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit. The cost of living for an expat in Luxembourg City is generally high, with an average monthly cost of around $3,000 USD. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Luxembourg City is typically around $1,500 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $2,500 USD per month. The population of Luxembourg City is approximately 115,000 people.

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What do I need to know about living in Luxembourg City?

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

"Expats considering retiring in Luxembourg City should be aware of several factors to ensure a smooth transition and comfortable retirement. Firstly, it is essential to research the cost of living, as Luxembourg is known for its high living expenses, including housing, healthcare, and daily necessities. Language is another important aspect to consider, as Luxembourg has three official languages: Luxembourgish, French, and German. While English is widely spoken, learning one or more of the local languages will make it easier to integrate into the community and access services. Healthcare in Luxembourg is of high quality, but expats should familiarize themselves with the healthcare system and ensure they have adequate health insurance coverage. Public healthcare is available to residents, but private insurance may be necessary for additional services or treatments. Housing options in Luxembourg City can be limited and expensive, so it is crucial to research the property market and consider factors such as location, size, and budget. Renting is a popular option, but purchasing property is also possible for those who meet the requirements. Understanding the tax system in Luxembourg is essential for retirees, as it may impact their pension and other income sources. Expats should consult with a financial advisor to ensure they are aware of any tax implications and can plan accordingly. Luxembourg has a well-developed public transportation system, making it easy to get around the city and explore the surrounding areas. Owning a car may not be necessary, but expats should familiarize themselves with the transportation options available to them. Social integration is an important aspect of retiring abroad, and expats should make an effort to engage with the local community and participate in social activities. Luxembourg City offers a variety of cultural events, clubs, and organizations that can help expats connect with others and build a social network. Finally, it is essential to consider the legal requirements for residency in Luxembourg, such as obtaining a visa or residence permit. Expats should research the necessary documentation and processes to ensure they can legally reside in the country during their retirement," wrote one member in Luxembourg City.

"When considering retirement in Luxembourg City it is important to understand the cost of living, the tax burden, the healthcare system, the availability of public transportation and the ease of access for expats. Additionally, it is advisable to research what types of visas or permits may be required, and if special accommodations need to be made for non-European Union citizens. It is also important to understand how Luxembourg City's cultural, historical and sports activities while also gaining knowledge on the political, social and economic aspects of the city's lifestyle. Finally, it is always helpful to familiarize oneself with the language of the area; many Luxembourgers are native French and German speakers, so having some familiarity with the local languages is helpful," remarked one expat who made the move to Luxembourg City.

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Joshua Wood 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.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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