Good to know
Good to know
The most important questions and answers for your start in Vienna
You’ll find the most important information to help you get settled in Vienna right here! Read more about Vienna’s international community, schools, job opportunities for your family, and much more.
Will we encounter an international community in Vienna?
Vienna has a multicultural history that extends to this day. This open mindset has developed over centuries and founds the characteristic diversity of our city. 25.000 expats from all around the globe chose Vienna where they find a vibrant international community. International organizations such as the UNO, OPEC, IAEO, OSCE and FRA are part of this. Learn more from expats that chose Vienna as their home!
How about international schools?
Today, Vienna is already home to 14 international private schools, offering education, support, and supervision for your children in many different languages. “A Brookes Education” will soon open another international school location in Vienna. In all public schools, every child also learns at least one foreign language – including English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian.
Can my partner find employment in Vienna, too?
Of course! The Viennese labour market is very multicultural, and Viennese companies employ a large number of workers from EU countries. In addition, international organisations and over 220 multinational corporate headquarters offer a wide range of job opportunities for people with an international background.
Will I find an apartment to suit my needs?
Yes! Vienna offers a wide choice of living possibilities: from a house in the countryside to a loft in the city centre, nearly everything is possible. Rental prices are more than 20% below the EU average.
Vienna is so much smaller than London – is there adequate public transport?
Public transport in Vienna runs 24 hours a day and seven days a week – you can use all means of transport in the metropolitan area for just one euro per day. Vienna has an extensive underground, bus, and tram network – the intervals at peak times are just 90 seconds.
Do the Viennese speak English?
Foreign language learning in Austria begins in primary school. One hundred per cent of all Viennese primary school pupils learn a foreign language – 99.7% of them learn English. Before graduating from secondary school, Austrian pupils learn English for about seven to ten years. Their competency has also been amply confirmed: In international comparison, the English language skills of the Austrians have been awarded top marks.
I’d like to commute between Vienna and London. Is that possible?
Yes! There are 12 daily flight connections between Vienna and London. What’s more, it only takes 16 minutes to travel from the airport to the centre of Vienna, so travel time can be reduced to a minimum, and you won’t waste valuable family or work time en route.
Find all the important facts about Vienna in a brochure specifically designed for the EMA staff (PDF)!