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Strasbourg, France

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Strasbourg, France: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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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:

"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," added another person living in Strasbourg.

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How do I meet people in Strasbourg?

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

"Even after being here for 21 months, I am still finding it hard to meet people. The students only seem to mix with students and people seem very clicky and not willing to let you into their established 'group'. Have joined a gym and am a member of the English Speaking Community, but they hold events during work hours, which is a bit of a dead end for me," said another expat in Strasbourg.

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Will I be able to find a job in Strasbourg?

When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Strasbourg, they reponded:

"Due to the nature of my work, it seems mainly as though the Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe and European Parliament are the main career paths. It's difficult to find work if you don't have the French/German language skills, but there is (limited) work around," added another person living in Strasbourg.

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What is life like in Strasbourg?

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

"Work and family...though they seem to be fitness mad too - you can't walk down a main street without seeing a jogger," explained one expat.

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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Strasbourg accepting of differences?

"They seem to accept differences - I've not come across anything other than that," said another expat in Strasbourg.

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About the Author

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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