|Purchasing Power Index||106.17||High|
|Health Care Index||79.27||High|
|Climate Index||81.77||Very High|
|Cost of Living Index||63.46||Moderate|
|Property Price to Income Ratio||10.32||Moderate|
|Traffic Commute Time Index||23.06||Very Low|
|Pollution Index||15.76||Very Low|
|ƒ Quality of Life Index:||199.01||Very High|
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|Quality of Life in Wiener Neustadt||37.99 miles|
|Quality of Life in Steyr||104.27 miles|
|Quality of Life in Leonding||115.18 miles|
|Quality of Life in Linz||115.35 miles|
|Quality of Life in Graz||123.77 miles|
|Quality of Life in Salzburg||184.81 miles|
|Quality of Life in Klagenfurt||201.29 miles|
|DeutschLebensqualität in Wien|
|PortuguêsQualidade de Vida em Viena|
|ItalianoQualità della Vita a Vienna|
|FrançaisQualité de Vie à Vienne|
|EspañolCalidad de Vida en Viena|
Vienna is such an example. During the winter, there is often a bitterly cold, strong wind sweeping the streets relentlessly. There is no way to escape it, so many people choose to stay inside if they can. During the summer, the temperatures are often scorching. All in all, it's not too bad, but how Vienna can rate "very high" on the climate index is beyond me.
Another example is Prague ("very high" on the climate index): yes, late springtime can be delightful... but come September/October, prepare for endless months of dullness and gray rain. Many, many locals get seriously depressed during that period, and it's because of the relentless grayness and cold rain.
Or take Guayaquil, Ecuador - also listed as rating "very high" on the climate index. This rating is nothing short of baffling. The humidity in Guayaquil makes life a misery. Mosquitoes galore, constantly frizzy hair, sleepless nights, sticky heat during daytime.
I think it would be a good idea to reconsider the weight you give to your "climate index". It is NOT reliable at all.
Great city. What's up with all these negative people here?
+ Public transport is excellent. Yearly ticket is 1/3 the price of Stockholm, and noticeably more convenient. Many employers sponsor this cost.
+ No need to own a car, which saves you a lot of money. However if you do need to own a car there is generally good and affordable access to parking.
+ Great airport, with speedy connections to the city.
+ It is possible to rent an apartment in the inner city. In Stockholm you generally have to buy one outright with a mortgage.
+ Locals do speak English. People aged up to 40 will generally have no problem with English, however older people may refuse to speak other languages than German. This is far better than e.g. Spain or Italy.
+ Offers good Education, both private and public.
+ World-class leisure. Parks, museums and a vast cultural offering.
+ Alcohol is available almost everywhere.
+ Restaurants are affordable in comparison to western and northern Europe. Food VAT is 10 %.
+ 14 salaries per year for most employees (summer and Christmas bonuses that are taxed at ~6%).
+ Rent is cheap in comparison to cities of similar size in western Europe. You get more space for your money's worth. In my estimation I would pay between 50 to 80% more in Stockholm, if I could find a rental in the first place. This is likely an effect of the city's housing policy, where subsidised housing is available for low to medium income earners and 25 % (!) of residents in Vienna live in properties owned by Stadt Wien.
- Dealing with public officials is a pain. Service level at "Amts" is very low. The opening times are short and they often reject your documents arbitrarily on the grounds of some formality. As a rule of thumb, if there is an opportunity to reject you service they will take it. It's best to keep your expectations low and avoid making errands if you can.
- With a handful exceptions throughout the city, grocery stores close 8 on weekdays, 6 on Saturdays and are fully closed on Sundays. This is inconvenient but manageable with some planning. There are also some 24h self-service convenience stores that may substitute.
- Mask-wearing in public transport (covid). However, it's not so strictly enforced when cases are low.
* Pay is lower compared to Stockholm in real terms but I've found my purchasing power to be greater.
* Night life is better than Stockholm, but not as good as Budapest or Berlin.
* Work-life-balance-oriented culture, with frequent holidays. Will suit most people, but won't stimulate the most ambitious expats.
* Generally, apartments are rented cold with a gas heating bill on the renter's consumption. However the city compensates with a 500 € yearly bonus.
* In private sector technology, you can definitely work in English. This may or may not be the case in other branches/sectors.
* The Austrians are similar to the Germans but not alike. Rules are still important to talk about but sticking to them is another matter.
* The Austrian dialect of German is a bit different, but much easier to understand than Swiss German.
+ I struggle to come up with more Cons than the above 3.
+ Metropolitan in size, but still manages to feel small, safe and intimate.
- People can be grumpy and rude. If you're driving, expect honking and a somewhat aggressive driving style.
+ People are less superficial than in Stockholm, and know how to let loose and have fun on a Friday night.
- People are socially reserved (slightly less so than in Stockholm). There are however many internationals you can connect with.
- Landscape is rather flat compared to other Austrian cities in alpine areas.
+ As a middle-class person I feel like I get a lot of things in return for the taxes I pay as opposed to in Sweden, where it's only really noticeable if you're poor or very rich.
- The city (as opposed to the surrounding countryside) is historically governed by the socialist party (SPÖ). This offers many benefits but I also get the sense that the city is economically held back by socialist policy. Not as economically virile or dynamic as e.g. Amsterdam or London which may adversely affect expats' opportunities in the long term.
Just because people ignore you and everything seems quiet, it doesn´t mean that the quality is high.
Household costs are very high, rents as well, healthcare seems to work, but competency is pretty low.
People are pretty unfriendly, close minded and weird. The climate is not so good but it could be worse.
Criminalitiy is very low and the city is pretty clean, it´s up to you, it depends on what are you looking for.
If you like a sunny place, alive and with warm people, AVOID Vienna.
today about Sim card as you read online there is an online registration mandatory in Austria unusable is the way they are doing it
aren't only your sim card data and your personal date required they ask for online banking or foto identification that means pass scan and selfie scan (this isn't working...) or handy signature... be prepared with nerve money and...other way to communicate
other particularity in austria is the registration first you go to city hall here they tell you that you must to present yourself with income prouve , you receive a paper with the address this prouve is every 5 years required and there ist a taxe too 50 Euro
so it will be 10 euro for an year tax for EU citizen who are working here even there are paying the taxes.... and are not staying 5 years
is it or not wien the most amazing place from EU ?
I bought the Sim card at Thursday....Friday at the Post where I'm living was no Personal
saturday they are not doing this kind of services.... so after 7 days I will be able to activate a sim card in Wien in Millenium 3
who are the Joker?
can I tell you about experience with Wien Energie.... you really need energie ....from the sun or wind because in Wien it's only about how much money they can get from you
I'm agree the Austria and Wien don't have a Quality.... I'm here for work:
the rent for apartment is overrated the toilett is separated from the bad no drain figure how you clean...
as an EU citizen i'm obliged to show each 5 Years the prove of my income and to pay 50 Euro ...this ist extra registration
i bought a Sim Card.. from 2019 must be registered that to...online... but not only ... then you need a bank account or a handysignature or a foto for identification.. i did'it with post....for it i need it to go to the post to identified myself....
Everything ist more expansive bread meat is insane
this is not normal and definitely bringt no quality for normal people probably the thieves and criminal have a perfekt live in Wien we the people who are working NO
the affirmation wien the best quality of live is an offense for the people who are living here
this country has only tourism and taxes please yourself with a virtual tour.... it's more than enough