Are You Moving to Vienna?
Are you thinking of moving to Vienna? The city is one of Europe’s most beautiful and inspiring places. The capital city of Austria has stunning architecture, the famous State Opera House and always ranks highly in the annual Mercer Quality of Living Survey. Expats who are citizens of the EU-member states are legally able to work in Austria without needing to obtain a work permit.
Although Vienna did suffer in the global financial crisis, the city’s economy has benefitted from considerable recent growth and expats should be able to find a range of career opportunities.Tourism, media, banking and IT will all offer possible employment.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Vienna
Most accommodation in Vienna will be in apartments and will be a first priority for expats arriving in the city. Often the employer will deal with the task of finding something suitable.
Most expats are likely to choose the option of renting due to the short-term nature of their stay in the city. Expats are advised to invest in the help of a real estate agent to find something suitable.
The following site has a selection of properties available: http://www.zillow.com/vienna-va/
Schools if moving to Vienna
Expats will have the choice of educating their children at an international school or a public bilingual school. In Vienna public schools will teach all the lessons in German, and this language barrier often persuades expats to choose an International school enabling children to follow the same curriculum as at home.
The down side of this is that International schools although highly regarded are also very expensive.
The following site will help you find a suitable international school: http://www.wien.gv.at
Local Information if moving to Vienna
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
Travel if moving to Vienna
Driving in Vienna is not recommended, public transport is excellent, driving through the city’s maze of tiny one-way streets is difficult and stressful. Parking is hard to find and expensive.
It is very easy to get around the city on foot or by using either a tram or the U-Bahn, which is Vienna’s subway system. For short journeys, Taxis are readily available; the official ones always have TX on their number plates and a sign on the roof, which is lit when the taxi is available.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Vienna
The official currency in Austria is the euro (€). One euro (EUR) is divided into 100 cents. Most credit or debit cards are accepted in Vienna and there are plenty of ATMs across the city.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
International Removals if you are moving to Vienna
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