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Life in Luxembourg


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    What is the cost of living in Luxembourg?

    The standard of living in Luxembourg is quite high. The country’s labour market is one of the most attractive in Europe. Wages are generous, allowing residents to live comfortably.
    This quality of life attracts thousands of newcomers each year. Housing represents a significant portion of household spending in Luxembourg. Consumer goods are also among the most expensive in Europe. You can find useful figures on Luxembourg’s economy on statec.lu

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    How do I complete administrative procedures in Luxembourg?

    Most administrative tasks in Luxembourg can be completed on the myguichet.lu platform. The website covers the essential formalities to be completed before and after your move.

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    How does healthcare work in Luxembourg?

    The Luxembourg government provides its population and people working in Luxembourg equal and universal access to healthcare.
    The Ministry of Health has developed a range of useful tools, such as an app that provides information on the healthcare system and its benefits.

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    Is there health insurance in Luxembourg?

    As an employee in Luxembourg, you are entitled to health insurance through the CNS, subject to certain conditions.
    You can find more information about eligibility, healthcare, incapacity, reimbursement of healthcare costs and maternity leave on the Gesondheetskees website.

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    What can I do for fun in Luxembourg?

    Luxembourg has a wide array of castles, fortresses, theatres, museums, restaurants, bars and clubs. It has a rich cultural landscape with many exciting activities and events. There are numerous art-related attractions, and sports fans will also find plenty to keep them entertained.
    If you’re looking for something to do in Luxembourg, visitluxembourg.com is a great place for ideas.


Housing in Luxembourg


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    How do I register my arrival in Luxembourg?

    Upon arrival in Luxembourg, you should contact the Luxembourg authorities to complete the relevant administrative procedures.
    One of the first steps is to register your arrival at your local bureau de la population (census office).
    All of the information you need to complete the required administrative formalities can be found on the Luxembourg government website: myguichet.lu


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    Who should I contact to rent or purchase property in Luxembourg?

    In Luxembourg, real estate is generally leased or sold through an agency authorised to do so by the owners.
    Feel free to contact agencies in and around the area you’re hoping to move to, and check websites listing properties currently available for sale or rent in Luxembourg.


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    Can I get government aid for my housing?

    The Luxembourg government offers a number of subsidies for those looking to rent, purchase or renovate property within the Grand Duchy.
    To learn more about all the available options and whether or not you’re eligible, visit logement.lu.


Work and taxes in Luxembourg


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    How strong is the Luxembourg labour market?

    The Luxembourg labour market is one of the most attractive in Europe. The unemployment rate is relatively low and stable. Wages are attractive and subject to indexation.
    The state offers unemployment benefits to those out of work, subject to certain conditions. Luxembourg also offers employees the opportunity to undertake training, regardless of their age or career stage.
    The Luxembourg National Employment Agency (ADEM) has a job information portal containing all the information you need in this respect.


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    Where can I find more information on taxes in Luxembourg?

    It’s important to learn about Luxembourg’s tax system before you move.
    You can find a complete tax guide here.


Family life in Luxembourg


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    How does the school system work in Luxembourg?

    In Luxembourg, all children living in the country and aged between 4 and 16 must attend school.
    Luxembourg provides primary education to children aged between 4 and 11, followed by a secondary education cycle lasting 6 to 8 years.
    Parents can choose from state, private or international schools (see the official list here).

    You can find all the information you need about your child’s schooling on the website of the Ministry of Education.

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    How do I find a crèche for my child?

    Luxembourg offers a wide range of childcare facilities for children under the age of 12.
    In order to guarantee equal opportunities, the Luxembourg government even contributes to childcare costs via a service voucher scheme. The state’s contribution will depend on your household income.
    You can find more information about this on the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth website.

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    Am I eligible for other family assistance packages?

    Luxembourg has a very supportive family assistance policy – one of the most generous in Europe. Between parental leave and birth and family allowances, families have access to a range of benefits and packages.
    Find all the information you need on the “caisse pour l’avenir des enfants” (children’s future fund) website.

Getting around in Luxembourg


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    How does public transport work?

    Luxembourg has an extensive and well-organised public transport system. Its vast network includes buses, trains and trams. Luxembourg is one of the few countries in the world to provide free public transport to the general public.
    You can find all relevant information on the lines and timetables on mobiliteit.lu, a department of the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, Public Transport Administration.


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    What do I do if I move to Luxembourg with my car?

    If you move to Luxembourg with your car and plan to stay here to live and work, you can register your vehicle with the Société Nationale de Circulation Automobile.

Any questions?

Our dedicated adviser is here to help

Phone: (+352) 42 42-8538

Mail: expat@bgl.lu