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

"We were fortunate that we had a professional transition specialist who spoke many languages. I still call her to order oil or to help out when I have trouble. Try to learn a little French before you come. The Luxembourgers are very polite. Always say merci, au revoir when you leave any place, including the grocery store. Say bon jour or bon soir whenever entering an establishment and make eye contact. A little of that and some apologetic English and everyone will try to help you out! Most of the expats I know are all at the same level as my husband. We all have access to these transition people which makes life easier all around. They are helpful when moving in and especially when we need to update our Visas and when paperwork has to be filed at the commune. I can't read the forms, nevermind fill them in. Ensure you ask for a neighborhood or at least town where more expats or school attendees go. The school can tell you where most of the students come from. I have 2 high schoolers so being local to their friends is key," said a member in Bertrange, Luxembourg.

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"Expats should be aware that Luxembourg is a multilingual country, with French, German, and Luxembourgish being the official languages. It is important to learn at least one of these languages before moving to Luxembourg. Expats should also be aware that Luxembourg has a high cost of living, so it is important to budget accordingly. Additionally, Luxembourg has a strong economy and a high standard of living, so expats should be prepared to pay higher taxes than they may be used to. Finally, expats should be aware that Luxembourg is a small country, so it is important to take advantage of the many cultural and recreational activities available," remarked another expat who made the move to Luxembourg.

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