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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Vienna, they said...

"Vienna is known for its stunning architecture, cultural attractions, and high quality of life making it a popular destination for expats. Before moving to Vienna, expats should research the city's transportation system, especially the public transport and bike rental systems. Additionally, expats should learn the language - while English is widely spoken, German is the official language and understanding basic phrases will go a long way in helping to integrate into the local culture. Moreover, expats should note that Vienna is a relatively expensive city, with costs of living somewhat higher than other major cities in Europe. Finally, Vienna has a rich entrepreneurial and technology start-up scene and is known for having a highly educated and international workforce," said another expat in Vienna, Austria, Austria.

"Vienna is not such a friendly place if you come from America - very "provincial and suspicious nature abounds here. If you are staying a long time...+5 years consider to try and integrate, if less than 5 years then move to 18th or 19th districts, expats slums. In the 18th & 19th you have lots of Eng speaking temp families with which you have things in common," wrote a member who made the move to Vienna, Austria.

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