Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Capital: Luxembourg HDI: 0.881 (21st)
Language: Luxembourgish, German, French
GDP (PPP): $62.4 billion
Population: ~ 570 thousand
Luxembourg can be described as small, stable, wealthy, and at the heart of Western Europe. The nation has long been the largest private banking center in Europe, and its economy is built around the financial sector and its reputation as a tax haven. The government has been looking to diversify this financially focused economy by attracting internet startups such as Skype. The relative wealth of country compared to its size means that the standard of living is extremely high with the GDP per capita being the highest in the Eurozone.
Starting a Business in Luxembourg
Overview of Luxembourg Economy – This page summarizes Doing Business 2015 data for Luxembourg. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.
Doing Business in Luxembourg
This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Sweden. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. The data in this report are current as of June
1, 2014 (except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period January–December 2013).
Luxembourg – Economic forecast summary
Economic growth in 2016 and 2017 will remain anchored around 3%, supported by the strengthening cyclical position of the euro area and rebounding activity in the financial sector.
Industry Trends & Business Climate
A stable business climate – Luxembourg
For more than two decades, the Luxembourg economy has consistently performed at the highest levels, with strong growth, high international trade surplus, low unemployment and low inflation in a stable, innovative environment for business and consumers alike.
Why Luxembourg? Your European Business Hub
Luxembourg’s success can be attributed to government policies aimed at developing a business-friendly environment and diversifying the economy.
Establishing a Presence
Business Registration Requirements – Starting a Business in Luxembourg
This site provides a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Luxembourg.
Business Registration Requirements – Company Formation in Luxembourg
Information on company formation/incorporation/setting up in Luxembourg
Business Types – Luxembourg: Types of Company
A description of the business organization alternatives in Luxembourg
Business Types – Company types in Luxembourg
The most popular type chosen by foreign investors who want to set up company in Luxembourg is the limited liability company.
Corporate – Luxembourg Corporate Tax Rate
The Corporate Tax Rate in Luxembourg stands at 29.22 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Luxembourg averaged 33.11 percent from 1993 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 40.29 percent in 1995 and a record low of 28.60 percent in 2009.
Corporate – Luxembourg – Taxes on corporate income
Luxembourg taxes its corporate residents on their worldwide income and non-residents only on Luxembourg-source income.
Personal – Luxembourg Personal Income Tax Rate
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Luxembourg stands at 43.60 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Luxembourg averaged 43.01 percent from 1995 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 51.30 percent in 1996 and a record low of 39 percent in 2002. Personal Income Tax Rate in Luxembourg is reported by the Administration des Contributions Directs.
Personal – Luxembourg – Taxes on personal income
Individual income tax is levied on the worldwide income of individuals residing in Luxembourg, as well as on Luxembourg-source income of non-residents.
VAT – Luxembourg Sales Tax Rate | VAT
The Sales Tax Rate in Luxembourg stands at 17 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Luxembourg averaged 15.13 percent from 2000 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 17 percent in 2015 and a record low of 15 percent in 2001. Sales Tax Rate in Luxembourg is reported by the Administration des Contributions Directes.
Step by Step | Embassy of the United States Luxembourg
Visa information for tourists, students and business
Visa / Entry conditions / Home – Euraxess
Whether or not you need a visa to enter Luxembourg
If you’re travelling in Luxembourg, here’s a guide to using Luxembourgtransport, including information on trains, buses and buying tickets
Luxembourg City: Public Transportation – TripAdvisor
Luxembourg City is small enough that you can get almost anywhere you need to go on foot, or on bicycle if you so choose. But it’s good to know that the extremely efficient bus system is there if you need it.
Telecom/IT – Category: Telecommunications companies of Luxembourg
A listing of telecom companies in Luxembourg
Telecom/IT – Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator S.A.
Established in 1998, Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator is the first private global operator of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Thinking Beyond Borders: Management of Extended
Employers are required to verify that each foreign employee has temporary work authorization or a residence permit authorizing work before the employment start date.
Labor Rules and Regulations – Labor Market Regulation in Luxembourg
This site provides a detailed summary of some of the labor regulations that would apply to local entrepreneurs wishing to hire workers, organize working schedules, or make workers redundant for economic reasons in Luxembourg.
Labor Rules and Regulations – Labour law in Luxembourg
The law provides for a working time of 40 hours per week and eight hours per day. Time spent travelling to or from work is not included. The working day may not exceed 10 hours.
Social Insurance – Luxembourg Guide: Unemployment Benefit
Unemployment insurance is mandatory for all employees in Luxembourg, all taxpayers contribute to the unemployment insurance programme through an income tax surcharge.
Social Insurance – Unemployment Benefits – AngloINFO Luxembourg
Information on unemployment benefits, amounts, and special allowances for job seekers in Luxembourg
Business Etiquette – Business etiquette in Luxembourg
The dos and don’ts of business etiquette in Luxembourg
Cost of Living in Luxembourg
Cost of living information includes price indices for rent, food, utilities, transportation, restaurants, clothing and more
Cost of Living in Luxembourg
Cost of living expenses
Safety – City of Luxembourg scores highest for personal safety
Luxembourg ranks as the world´s top city for personal safety and security, according to a quality-of-life survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
Education – Education in Luxembourg: Primary and secondar
The Luxembourg constitution allows the state to organise education. This means most schools are public and tuitions do not have to be paid. There are, however, some private schools that follow a similar programme.
Education – The education system in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
In the Grand Duchy school attendance is compulsory between the ages of 4 and 16 years. Compulsory schooling comprises eleven years of full-time attendance (two years of pre-school education plus nine years in primary and secondary education).
Holidays and observances in Luxembourg
Schedule of National holidays and observances
Holidays – Luxembourg Public Holidays
Public holidays in 2015 and 2016
Business Etiquette – Luxembourg – Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette
See “Etiquette and Customs in Luxembourg’ on this site
Climate of the World: Luxemburg
Luxemburg has a temperate maritime influenced climate with cool summers and moderate winters. Since the country is small there is little variation in climate from region to region. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with a dryer period from April to September; Luxemburg has an average precipitation about 800 mm.
Climate of Luxemburg
Nestling behind the barrier of the towering Ardennes mountains Luxembourg is protected from the cold North Sea winds and therefore has a temperate climate.
Safety – Luxembourg – US Department of State
See “Safety and Security” on this site
Demographics – Luxembourg Demographics Profile
Demographic information includes population, quality of life, health, sports, technology, energy and the environment
Demographics – Luxembourg – The World Factbook
Features map and brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues
Luxembourg Trade – globalEDGE – Michigan State
While Luxembourg has had a trade deficit since the 1980s, the strength of the financial sector has meant that the Grand Duchy maintains a surplus in earnings.
Import and export regulations from Luxembourg customs
EXPORT PROCEDURES in LUXEMBOURG
A comprehensive guide to export regulations and procedures
WTO | Luxembourg
This site provides information on Luxembourg’s participation in the WTO. Luxembourg has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 1 January 1948. It is a member State of the European Union (more info). All EU member States are WTO members, as is the EU (until 30 November 2009 known officially in the WTO as the European Communities for legal reasons) in its own right.
Housing and Rentals
Rent house or flat in Luxembourg, Accommodation
The majority of people live in the south of the country, known as the Gutland. In this region, 25 percent of the people (including most expats) live in Luxembourg or the surrounding area. The center of the city is the most expensive, with prices receding the farther you go toward the suburbs. With the excellent transportation options and small distances to be traveled, commuting is a popular option.
Accommodation / Daily life / Home
Finding accommodation in Luxembourg can be somewhat of a challenge depending on where you want to live and your budget,
Luxembourg – Lonely Planet
A travel guide to a number of cities in Luxembourg
Luxembourg City Travel Guide
Expert picks for your Luxembourg City vacation, including hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, top attraction
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