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Cost of Living in Vienna, Austria

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 85.57
Rent Index: 36.10
Groceries Index: 83.23
Restaurants Index: 76.89
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 61.67
Local Purchasing Power: 93.49

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 €
7.00
9.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 €
30.00
50.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.14 €
6.00
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 €
3.20
3.70
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 €
2.90
4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.85 €
2.40
3.30
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.28 €
1.50
2.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.60 €
1.00
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.98 €
0.90
1.05
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.57 €
1.00
2.50
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.49 €
1.00
2.05
Eggs (12) 2.72 €
2.00
3.60
Local Cheese (1kg) 13.05 €
10.00
15.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.44 €
7.00
8.00
Apples (1kg) 2.01 €
1.30
2.50
Oranges (1kg) 1.96 €
1.80
2.00
Tomato (1kg) 2.54 €
2.00
2.99
Potato (1kg) 1.28 €
1.00
2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 €
0.80
1.10
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.61 €
0.40
0.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 €
4.00
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.81 €
0.70
1.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.11 €
0.90
1.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.60 €
4.20
5.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 €
2.00
2.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 47.00 €
45.00
47.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 €
3.00
3.82
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.42 €
1.30
2.60
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.80 €
27.00
27.80
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.41 €
1.36
1.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 €
19,000.00
24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 155.42 €
121.43
212.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 €
0.06
0.10
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.45 €
15.00
24.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.49 €
20.00
50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.33 €
16.00
20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.50 €
8.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.42 €
60.00
90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.16 €
30.00
45.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.14 €
60.00
100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 80.00 €
60.00
100.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 683.33 €
500.00
800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 491.27 €
400.00
600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,340.13 €
1,100.00
1,465.02
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 975.00 €
800.00
1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,327.79 €
5,717.00
9,605.50
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,318.75 €
3,000.00
3,650.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,903.56 €
1,500.00
2,300.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.94
2.50
3.50

These data are based on 1147 entries in the past 18 months from 185 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2014

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6 Comments so far

#A tourist on Aug 16, 2014 :
I have visited Vienna (as a tourist), it is a beautiful city, and I like to comment about the city and people. I hope people of Vienna also read this comment.
As many of travellers to Vienna say, transportations are accelerant in the city.
If you travel to Vienna, unlike many countries in Asia, you will find people in Vienna so serious, no smiles and no welcomes in supermarkets, and in shopping. No one seems to know English (or do not want to communicate in English). Every where, driving signs, food products in supermarkets, etc, all are in German language. If you need to ask questions in English language, you should only ask from foreigners who live there.
When you go around, it looks the Vienna people do not like foreigners or do not like tourists.

There are a lot of people from Turkey, Arabic countries (Egypt, Syria, ...), Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Romanian, Pakistani, Iranian, Indian... are living in Vienna. Many of them are working mostly as own business.
#fancy B on Aug 14, 2014 :
Also they like cheap workers, even if you have Uni degree. Fluent German is a must even in English speaking companies as their internal chats are in German and they require you to speak fluent German which is a problem if you haven´t studied in German and you don´t know professional expressions. Takes about 2 years of hard work to reach that level.

Jobs that are easier to find are in Billa and such grocery stores. Segregaiton per nationality is common here. Even foreigners segragate foreigners although there are great foreign groups to hang out with.

Bureaucrecy is huuuuge, takes ages to have smth finalized. It´s the most bureaucratial country on the planet. Many papers are required and noone wants to speak english so you need to be well prepared. In smaller towns is easier but in Vienna is hard.

Headhunting companies are horrible and unprofessional, they´ll hardly ever find you a job. If they don´t match you with the first company they found, they´ll never contact you again for another job. You´re off their call list.

Even if you are most skilled person and they´ll never find one like you, that doesn´t mean you´ll get hired and do not be surprised when they offer you low salary, around 200 Gross, which is 1400 netto. Even if they have budget for it, they still want to pay less. On the other side, they are also afraid of people with quite experience. It´s suits them better if you are not that good. Sounds stupid but that´s that fact.
#fancy B on Aug 14, 2014 :
Room in shared apartments costs average 350 per month. There´s always additional payment for gas&electrisity after 6 months. Around same amount is needed for food per month. Dorm rooms are around 250 per month.

Transportation is really good, students younder than 30 yrs old have discount on ticket, usually yearly ticket for u-bahn, tram and bus is 365 Euro and is worth to have it. Trains are fast, never late, buses and trams as well. There are many connections.

I´d say for a student is around 1000 euro per month needed for all expences.

Job is extremly hard to find. It´s austrian tradition to find it thru aquentances and friends. It´s hard to find a job thru job postings although there are many (half of them expired but they are still rolling on the internet). If you apply regularly, you can get job earlierst within a year, usually takes 2 years to find it.
#sepehr on Aug 08, 2014 :
Hi I want a list of living in a month fore student living,Can you send me high and low level list Thanks!
#Michael petsche on Oct 21, 2013 :
Hi: I would love to come visit there to find family & possibly live 1day .any help on cost in US $$ & what do I need to do to live there? Any help would be appreciated .. Thank u
#Shahnaz on Aug 29, 2013 :
This information is so much usfull.becuse I want to come to this country for continue education .i am looking for best college in field of interior design please inststruct me about it.thanks a lot

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