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  • Fernando Achutegui

    InterNations events and forums have provided me with an extensive network of business and personal contacts in Vienna.

Welcome to Our Expat Community in Austria!

Willkommen to our expat community in Austria! Here at InterNations, we provide a dedicated platform to help you to get the best out of relocating to a new country by putting you in touch with an extensive community of fellow expats in your area. Many new arrivals to Austria have taken advantage of our resources to help them adapt to the Austrian way of life, or to guide them through the relocation process itself. When you join InterNations, you'll find detailed and trustworthy answers to a huge range of frequently asked questions, such as, "how reliable is Austrian public transportation?", "what are the best districts in which to find affordable flats in Vienna?" and "what are the differences between Austrian and Standard German?". Our members are always happy to offer advice and support to fellow expats. As a country at the heart of Europe, Austria has a rich and diverse international community, and InterNations is your door to joining them and discovering the many advantages to living in this country — from sampling the delicious Viennese street food to exploring the stunning landscapes of Innsbruck and Tirol.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like France or Bahrain.

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Living in Austria: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Austria, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Austria. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Austria?
As an expat in Austria, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Austria currently are:

  • Germans
  • Americans
  • Romanians
  • British

Which cities are most popular among expats in Austria?
Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Austria:

  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
  • Innsbruck

How much rent do expats pay in Austria?
Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 814 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.396 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Austria.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Austria.

Average rent in Vienna

  • Single expats: 1.005 USD
  • Expat families: 1.912 USD

Average rent in Salzburg

  • Single expats: 1.090 USD
  • Expat families: 1.590 USD

Average rent in Innsbruck

  • Single expats: 905 USD
  • Expat families: 1.580 USD

How safe is Austria?
You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Austria as very safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very low.

They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very low.

And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is Austria for women?
Female expats rated the safety situation in Austria as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Austria (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Attend our many events to get to know like-minded expats, both in Austria and around the world! Our new online events even let you find connection and inspiration without leaving your home.

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Begin Your New Life as an Expat in Austria

A thriving heartland of European culture, Austria is one of the most diverse and picturesque countries on the continent. Bordering no fewer than eight other European states — Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Liechtenstein — it is also strikingly diverse, with a rich and storied history. Frequently ranked among the top countries in the world for development and quality of life, Austria welcomes an enormous international community to its key cities, not to mention a thriving tourist trade. As a major international center for business and trade, job opportunities in Austria are plentiful and diverse — from tourism and services to finance, logistics and project management. Whether you're in the thriving cosmopolitan center of Vienna, the rich cultural heartland of Salzburg or the stunning Alpine region of Tirol, as an expat you'll find so much to enjoy in this friendly and unique European nation.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Saudi Arabia or China, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates in Austria

InterNations is a unique community of members, all of whom respect our principles of trust, honesty, and open communication — the essential components of our platform. This means you can enjoy the many benefits of our community in a safe, secure, and welcoming environment. Whatever questions or concerns you may have about living in Austria, our members will be happy to help — whether it's finding German language courses or accessing Austria's world-class healthcare. You may also want to expand your social horizons by getting involved with our many events where you can meet members face-to-face. Whether it's professional networking in Vienna or coffee mornings in Salzburg, it's easy to join or arrange a get-together with like-minded expats. We also run larger community events on a regular basis, putting you in touch with fellow global travelers in a range of lively and welcoming social settings.

  • Fernando Achutegui

    InterNations events and forums have provided me with an extensive network of business and personal contacts in Vienna.

  • Jayanti Malhotra

    The group of InterNations expats in Vienna is so open and friendly that it was very easy to make friends.

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