Quality of Life in Vienna, Austria

Purchasing Power Index 88.78   Moderate
Safety Index 74.65   High
Health Care Index 78.94   High
Climate Index 81.77   Very High
Cost of Living Index 71.74   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 12.93   High
Traffic Commute Time Index 26.51   Low
Pollution Index 17.76   Very Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 186.47   Very High

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Last update: January 2021

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6 Comments so far
Sam on Dec 08, 2020:
I am living in Vienna as an immigrant from last 20 years, for immigrants without good German, good education and no skill it's surely difficult to start in Austria but it's no impossible to find work / job. Vienna is one of the most beautiful and clean cities in Europe. Best life standard in the world.
Anonymous on Dec 04, 2020:
Do not believe any "quality of life" ranking for any city, specially Vienna. Vienna is a nice city but the quality of life is subjective to certain people, maybe only to those who lived there for decades or rely on social welfare. the city is generally ugly and noisey. Please don't believe the stupid marketing propaganda.
ucon on May 19, 2019:
Vienna is the most liveable city in the world for the 10th consecutive year. (mercer ranking, 2019)

Vienna is the most liveable city in the world. (economist ranking)

UN-Habitat classified Vienna as the most prosperous city in the world.
MF on May 17, 2019:
Quality of life is very high - if not the highest in the world, when thinking that Vienna has about 2.000.000 inhabitants and has achieved a high standard for de facto all people, also for workers and poorer ones (which are not really "poor" when comparing it worldwide (like the US etc.))

Vienna has one of the best medical and education systems, culture is in every corner of the city (you can find plenty of cultural activities every day of the week - from theater, museums, to cafés or techno clubs) and the worlds best public transport system.
(> You can reach every part of the city without going more than 3-5 minutes to the next station - metro arrives ca. every 3-4 minutes)
It it save for woman to walk in the streets 24 hours a day in every district.

Also politics in Vienna are open an social. So don´t care if you hear about right wing is rising. It may be in rural areas but not in Vienna! (Austria is similar to the US when it comes to politics. - The big cities in Austria are quite open and social, rural areas are parlty more conservative)

Also prices are moderate. The apartment prices are not that high like in London or New York.
You can get a comfortable apartment like in the 7th or 8th district (many students live there and it´s close to many activities, bars etc.) with 40m² for 1 person for about 700€/month or a shared room with 3 roommates for about 500€/month.
Alex on Jan 18, 2019:
Vienna is like a Ghetto, very unfriendly people and lots of unsafe areas.
Laetitian on May 28, 2017:
You can live very comfortably off of 1000€ in a single apartment in Vienna. Easily so if this is referring to net income after tax and social insurance. My total groceries expenditure was at about 200€ before I switched to ordering ingredients online; it's lower now. Just don't buy unnecessary amounts of meat or fresh vegetables, they are expensive in general, and more so here.