WELCOME TO THE VIRTUAL VIENNA REAL ESTATE AND RELOCATION SECTION|
a move in or to Vienna?
You have come to the right place! Our Real Estate and Relocation
Partners work extensively with our clients helping them find living
arrangements that meet their needs and lifestyles. You will find me
them to be careful listeners, sage advisors, shrewd negotiators and
very familiar with what is currently happening in the real estate
market in Vienna. We can recommend them highly and we are only an
e-mail should you have any questions regarding their services. We
have also put together other information here to help you make your
relocation to Vienna stress free. Best wishes on your move and may
your time in Vienna be a joyful one.
move to Vienna?
Mercer’s Overall Quality of Life Survey has consistently
placed Vienna near the top of the rankings. The analysis is based on
an evaluation of 39 quality of life criteria for each city including
political, social, economic, and environmental factors; personal
safety and health; education; transport; and other public services.
Beneath the visible splendor of Vienna's art, music, and
architecture, lies an even richer life that is seldom noticed by its
many visitors: The quality of day-to-day life for the majority of
In a City Mayors survey Vienna ranks number 13 as he world's richest
cities by personal net earnings in and also number 13 as one of the
most most expensive cities. The Austrian cost of living is higher
than the European and North American averages, but it is still less
expensive than the neighboring countries of Switzerland's and Great
Britain's. Rural regions offer cheaper rent and food than urban
centers, but transportation is more expensive.
The documents required to enter Austria and remain here legally
depend on your nationality, the purpose (e.g., business, tourism,
personal) and the duration of your planned stay. Consult the Austrian
Embassy or Consulate in your home country prior to your departure.
EU/EEA citizens do not require any special permit to enter and reside
in Austria for up to three months. If citizens from the countries
above stay in Austria for more than 3 months, they have get a
document called “Certificate of Registration (Anmeldebescheinigung)”.
This is is in addition to the registration with the police
(Meldezettel)! If a citizen of EU, EWR or Switzerland lives in
Austria for more than 3 months without applying for the
“Anmeldebescheinigung” the authorities can charge a penalty
fee of 200 Euro. More
Persons establishing their residence in Austria, changing residence
within Austria, or changing their primary residence| [Hauptwohnsitz]
must register by filling out and submitting a Residence Registration
Form| [Meldezettel] to the responsible authority within three days. Read
Vienna has one of the highest percentages of renter households in the
world, at 82%, while the figure for Austria as a whole is around 40%.
Around half of the rental stock in Vienna and Austria is privately
owned. Apartment prices vary greatly depending on the area in the
city. Rents are now rising, especially in good locations and top-tier property.
For many paying an agent to find a rental may be a new experience,
but it is quiet difficult to find your own housing without some type
of assistance be it, your company (they have staff to do this or pay
for the services) or private (you pay for the services) relocation or
real estate agent
Please Note: Real Estate Agents may ask for their commission
only after having successfully negotiated a rental or purchase
agreement. Commissions are calculated on the basis of the net total
rent per month. Commissions may amount to a maximum of three
months’ rent. For tenancy agreements limited to between two and
three years a maximum of two months’ rent may be charged as
commission. For tenancy agreements limited to less than two years a
maximum of one month’s rent may be charged. Relocation agents
may have a different pay structure.