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Attractive healthcare and social security

The Luxembourg health system is one of the best in the world. Health expenditure amounted to 6.1% of GDP in 2017, and the country is one of the highest spenders on health per capita among the OECD countries. Over 95% of inhabitants are covered by health insurance. The highly developed and efficient social security system provides benefits related to illness, workplace accidents and occupational diseases, as well as insurances related to maternity, old age, disability, survival, unemployment, nursing care, early retirement, guaranteed minimum wage and family benefits.

Wide offer of Luxembourg international schools

Luxembourg’s cosmopolitan society is mirrored in the school system.

The University of Luxembourg has a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character. Courses are given in English, French and German, and bachelor students are required to spend one semester abroad.

Excellent work/life balance in a safe environment

Green, clean and safe but far from dull: Luxembourg is an ideal base for both families and singles. The country is also one of the safest, with Luxembourg City being named the safest city in the world for expats by Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living City Ranking.

With its generous paid leave and parental leave, family-friendly attitude and relatively short distances between homes and work places, Luxembourg is renowned for offering a great work/life balance. Different providers offer various types of childcare: crèches, day care centres, nurseries, child minders or structures where parent can leave their children before and after school.

Travelling at home and exploring Europe

A well-developed, interconnected network of buses, trains and trams covers the entire country of Luxembourg. It is the first country in the world to offer free access to all public transport for residents and visitors. Fuel costs and road tax are among the lowest in Western Europe.

With direct flights to over 100 destinations all over Europe and high-speed train connections to several major cities, Luxembourg is an excellent base for discovering the European continent. Neighbouring countries are less than half an hour away from the capital by train or car.

Rich cultural life

Luxembourg’s vibrant cultural life includes art, music, dance, theatre and much more performed by world-class artists. For a small country, Luxembourg has an impressive list of museums, art centres, galleries and independent stages which includes Rockhal, an international live music venue, and Philharmonie, a renowned concert hall with artists from all over the world.

You can visit the UNESCO world heritage sites and the Hopping Procession of Echternach, which has its roots in medieval times. The country is steeped in centuries of history with medieval castles a familiar sight. Great food, fine wine and locally brewed beer to be enjoyed in a wide variety of restaurants and pubs add to the feeling of well-being, as do the wellness areas and spas easily accessible in various parts of the country.

Sports and nature

This green and diverse country is an attractive mix of bustling city life and scenic landscapes. The countryside, with diverse and unique landscapes crisscrossed by several thousand kilometres of hiking and biking paths, is never far away. Luxembourg has a first-class infrastructure of sports centres, a nautical base to discover water sports and an ice rink. The country is home to 6 golf courses and 38 swimming pools. The National Sports Institute (NSI) allows young people, trainees and teams to train in professional conditions.

Immigration

All European Union citizens, as well as members of their family (who are also EU citizens) enjoy freedom of movement within the EU, giving them the right to work and reside in Luxembourg, subject to certain conditions.

People from elsewhere in the world, so-called third-country nationals, need a visa and a work permit to settle in Luxembourg. Simplified work permit procedures for qualified personnel from outside the EU have been put in place. The administrative one-stop shop Guichet.lu provides all information needed including the steps, forms and conditions for work and residency in Luxembourg.

Housing

Accommodation in Luxembourg can be found via property listings on specialised websites and in the local press, by contacting any of the numerous estate agents or seeking help from a relocation agency. The official Luxembourg web portal provides an overview of the steps to take to rent or buy property.

#1 in the world for economy and job security

(2021 Inter-Nations Expat Insider survey)

3rd most attractive city in the world

(2021 Global 150 Cities Index)

5th best country to raise a family

(Asher & Lyric website, 2020)

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