Life in Luxembourg

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Top reasons
to live in Luxembourg

  • Luxembourg is a small but buzzing European capital
  • It is strategically located right in the heart of Europe
  • Luxembourg is one of the safest cities in the world
  • Residents have an excellent quality of life (GDP per capita is twice the European average)
  • The country is multicultural and multilingual (the three official languages are German, French and Luxembourgish)
  • It has a rich and diverse cultural offering
  • It boasts breathtaking scenery and has a variety of local products, wine and food to discover

key figures

Luxembourg is 370 km from Paris (France)
180 km from Frankfurt (Germany) and
225 km from Brussels (Belgium)

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2,586 km2 

total surface area


inhabitants of which 48% are
foreigners (Portuguese, French,
Italian, Belgian, German, etc.)


total average monthly
household income

€745,6 bn

on the Balance sheet of 136 Banks in Luxembourg

Moving to Luxembourg

Income and cost of living

The Grand Duchy has one of the highest GDPs per capita in Europe. In 2017, the minimum gross monthly salary (40-hour week) for an unskilled worker was €1,998.59, while for a skilled worker it was €2,398.30. This means Luxembourg has the highest minimum wage in the European Union.

The cost of living is high in Luxembourg, but on a level with other major European capitals. Housing and food make up a large part of the household budget, but some expenses such as fuel and electricity have very competitive rates.


Where should you live? Should you buy or rent? What housing aid is available and what are your rights? Everything new arrivals need to know can be found here:

Crèches, schools and universities

Do you want to find out more about the Luxembourg education system? How do you find a crèche? How do you enrol your children in school or university? What languages are taught?

All the information you need can be found here:

Health and social security

Luxembourg has a very good social security system. Membership of one of the social security funds is mandatory if you work in Luxembourg and will depend on your occupation. Your partner (if they themselves are not insured through work) and your children must also be covered.

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Things to do in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is very culturally dynamic and there are plenty of different things to see and do with family and friends.


Luxembourg has a well-developed transport network.

The international airport is located 6 km from Luxembourg city centre in Findel, and can be easily reached thanks to good bus and other transport links. It offers flights to the main European capitals, and low-cost airlines Ryanair and easyJet also operate routes to and from Luxembourg.

The Luxembourg train network (CFL) operates regular train services within the country and across the border. Thanks to its large tram and bus network, travel within Luxembourg City and across the rest of the country is very easy and it is free.