Austria (Oesterreich)

This section provides relevant information and links about Austria for those wishing to move there. In addition there are a number of blogs linked to which can provide first-hand experience in life in Austria as an expat.

Austria at a glance

Population: 8,217,280 (July 2011 est.)
Major cities – population: VIENNA (capital) 1.693 million (2009)
Languages: German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official in Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 census)
Time difference: UTC+1
Labour force – by occupation: agriculture: 5.5%
industry: 27.5%
services: 67% (2009 est.)
Unemployment rate: 4.4% (2010 est.)
Currency: Euro
Internet users: 6.143 million (2009)

Governmental Information

HELP-Service for Foreign Citizens – The Austrian government agency’s help site for information which is necessary for living and working in Austria. In English, German is also available.

Recommended Blogs

viennalife
Blog about life in Vienna/Austria, as well as interests such as wine, football, politics, green issues, and history.
Gabe in Austria
About life in Vienna as a student.
American Schnitzel
The goal is to live in a small Austrian village with my Austrian wife and our 3 yr old while learning everything about this beautiful corner of the world.

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