Cost of Living – How to Budget in Austria

The most common question asked when people start thinking about relocating to a new country is “how much will it cost there?” Most expats moving to Europe will be aware that prices are likely different to their home country, especially those moving from the US. It can be overwhelming to understand the cost conversion into […]

License and Registration Please – Austrian Driving Regulations

Given that Austria has an exceptional public transport system, residents living in major cities rarely invest in a vehicle. However, for those wanting the freedom to occasionally escape the city life, a vehicle may be quite useful. Whether you rent or buy is something to consider, but either way you will need to know the driving regulations […]

They can be taught – A guide to Austria’s Education System

 After completing my education in South Africa and starting my journey into the world of job seeking in London, I remember constantly hearing the phrase “I am sorry but you do not have enough experience in this job field”. I would turn away wondering how on earth I am supposed to get any experience if […]

A guide to International Schools in Austria

When I first moved to Austria I had never heard about International schools. I was working in a bar and came across a group of 6 year olds hanging around in the back of the bar (yes you can drink certain types of alcohol in Austria when you are 6). I remember this young lady […]

Austria’s Real Estate Guide

As one of the countries that felt not even a seismic financial ripple in its real estate market, Austria is an investors dream. This is unfortunately the opposite for those looking to get into the Austrian housing market. Expats should be aware that the average prices of homes in Austria are generally more than in their country […]

How to Rent an Apartment in Austria

I was always told that looking online was the best way to find a property to rent in Austria, but from personal experience the properties are not always what they seem from the pictures and descriptions. It is advisable first to speak to friends who live in the area, as personal relationships have paired me […]