Republic of Austria
Capital: Vienna HDI: 0.881 (21st)
GDP (PPP): $395.5 billion
Population: ~ 8.6 million Currency: Euro
This wealthy central European nation boasts a vibrant service sector and one of the highest global standards of living. It is the second richest country within the EU and its GDP per capita has been growing annually. Vienna, the capital, has been touted again and again as one of the most livable cities in the world and a major center of European industry. Due to its membership in the EU economic zone, geographical location, and regional relationships, Austria has become a great launching point for businesses interested in tapping into the developing markets of central and Eastern Europe.
Standard of Living – Cost of Living in Austria. Prices in Austria.
Cost of living information includes price indices for rent, food, utilities, transportation, restaurants, clothing and more
Business etiquette in Austria – Business Culture
Perhaps because of its geographical and linguistic proximity to Germany and because it is a very small country with less than 10 million inhabitants, Austria and Germany have similar cultures and business etiquettes. However, you should never think of them as being exactly the same and should make sure to distinguish between them as separate countries and cultures.
Climate of the World: Austria
Austria is located within a temperate climatic zone. In the west and northwest the influence of the temperate Atlantic climate is felt more strongly, in the east the influence of the continental climate. Temperatures depend largely on altitude, with averages 5°C lower for each additional 300 m of elevation. Summers can be hot, with temperatures sometimes reaching 30°C or more, summer evenings are usually cool.
Safety – Austria – US Department of State
US Department of State – Go to Safety and Security for updates from the Austrian government
Schools & Education – The Austrian Education System
Austria has a free and public school system, and nine years of education are mandatory. Schools offer a series of vocational-technical and university preparatory tracks involving one to four additional years of education beyond the minimum mandatory level.
Holidays and observances in Austria
National holidays and observances
Demographics – Austria Demographics Profile 2014 – IndexMundi
Demographic information includes population, quality of life, health, sports, technology, energy and the environment
Standard of Living – Austria – OECD Better Life Index
OECD Life Index. Austria performs well in many measures of well-being relative to most other countries in the Better Life Index. Austria ranks above the average in jobs and earnings, subjective well-being, personal security, civic engagement, health status, environmental quality, education and skills, but below average in work-life balance.
Work Permit – Immigration to Austria – Workpermit.com
This guide is aimed at employers. Detailed information on applying for a work permit.
Travel Visa – Do You Need a Visa? — Austria
The following overview should give you an idea of whether you will need an entry permit (visa) or a residence permit to enter Austria.
Telecommunications in Austria
This article concerns the systems of telecommunication in Austria. Austria has a highly developed and efficient telephone network, and has a number of radio and television broadcast stations.
Infrastructure – Advantage Austria
An efficient traffic system, a secure network of energy suppliers and a state-of-the-art telecom system: Austria’s infrastructure is more than just competitive.
Transport Infrastructure – Location Austria
Situated at the crossroads of Central Europe, Austria is well-connected by air and rail and can be easily navigated by car. Austria offers excellent train service to all European capitals and an excellent freeway network. Six local airports provide nonstop travel into all of Austria’s regions.
Infrastructure in Austria – Austrian Business Agency
Austria features an excellent network of transport system and transshipment hubs where intermodal terminals link roads, railways and waterways
Housing and Rentals
Austria Housing & Rentals
Finding a nice place to live is always difficult. Austria is no exception – getting the right accommodation can be hard, especially in the larger cities. Read our guide to room and flat rental. Check out the classifieds for available property and people looking to share flats. Good luck on your search!
The Austrian Tourist Office – Holiday, Vacation in Austria
The Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) is Austria’s national tourism organization. Since 1955 the main objective of the association (in the beginning called „Österreichische Fremdenverkehrswerbung“ and since 1989 “Österreich Werbung”) has been the promotion of Austria as a vacation destination.
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