Key Facts Austria

Austria is located in the heart of Europe

The neighboring countries of Austria are:

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Switzerland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Czech Republik
  • Hungary

States of Austria

Austria is divided into 9 provinces, listed with the regional capital:

  • Vienna (is a province and also the capital of Austria)
  • Lower Austria, St. Pölten
  • Burgenland, Eisenstadt
  • Styria, Graz
  • Upper Austria, Linz
  • Salzburg, Salzburg City
  • Carinthia, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • Tyrol, Innsbruck
  • Vorarlberg, Bregenz

Data & Facts

  • Population
    Vienna: 1,897 mio
    Austria: 8,822 mio, thereof foreigners: 1,69 mio (thereof EU-citizens: 762.000)
  • Area
    Vienna: 414,78 km2 (half of it is green space)
    Austria: 83.878,99 km2
  • Language: German
  • Currency: Euro (EUR, €)
  • Average inflation rate 2019: 2,76%
  • 1 Euro (€) = 1,11 US-Dollar ($) (as of 27.01.2021)

Source: Statistik Austria

Costs and prices in Austria

  • GIS: broadcasting fee to receive signal for radio and TV 
    Euro 28,25 (Vienna)
    Euro 28,25 (Lower Austria)
    Euro 28,45 (Burgenland)
    Euro 27,55 (Carinthia)
    Euro 22,45 (Upper Austria
    Euro 27,55 (Styria)
    Euro 27,15 (Salzburg)
    Euro 26,45 (Tyrol)
    Euro 22,45 (Vorarlberg)
  • Magenta internet and TV starting at Euro 39/month (+ annual internet service fee)
  • A1 internet and TV from Euro 34,90/month (+ annual internet service fee € 15,-/year)
  • Energy, heating and gas (ten times a year)
    average costs per month (for 100m2) Euro 120.00
  • Household insurance (insurance cover according to squaremeters)
    approximately Euro 15.00–25.00

Other additional costs

  • Real estate commission fee (single payment):
    Term of lease up to 3 years: 1 gross monthly rent + VAT (HARDLY AVAILABLE)
    Term of lease over 3 years: 2 gross monthly rents + VAT
  • Deposit usually 3 gross rents (bank guarantee or transfer to the rental account)
  • Sometimes handling charge for the contract about 300 Euro (single payment to the property management)

Quality of living in Austria

Vienna is the city with the best quality of living worldwide.

  • 1.

    Vienna, Austria

  • 2.

    Zurich, Switzerland

  • 3.

    Vancouver, Canada

  • 3.

    Munich, Germany

  • 3.

    Auckland, New Zealand

Source: MERCER LLC, 2019 (not published in 2021)

Safety in Austria

Austria is in 6th place of the world most safest countries. (Listed below in the following order: place, country, capital.)

  • 1.

    Iceland

  • 2.

    New Zealand

  • 3.

    Denmark

  • 4.

    Portugal

  • 5.

    Slovenia

  • 6.

    Austria

  • 7.

    Switzerland

  • 8.

    Ireland

  • 9.

    Czech Republic

  • 10.

    Canada

Source: Global Peace Index, 2021