Find in this article an overview of Dudelange's rental market and some tips to help you find accommodation.
Moving to Dudelange, one of Luxembourg's major cities found in the South of the country, has several advantages. In fact, this city has a population of some 20,000 inhabitants, including 38% of expatriates. This is a clear demonstration of its openness towards foreigners, both in terms of opportunities and accommodation. Moreover, you will be entitled to a healthy area surrounded by nature, as well as many big enterprises.
Life in Dudelange also revolves around community life, including sports and cultural events such as concerts, festivals, markets, etc. Amidst all this, many urban and rural projects are ongoing so as to enhance its population's environment and lifestyle. Therefore, finding accommodation should be quite easy.
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Unlike other cities, especially the capital city, housing supply in Dudelange remains high thanks to new development and real estate projects.
Dudelange is divided into six districts, namely Brill, Burange, Budersberg, Little Italy, Op der Schmelz and Tattenberg. Burange is the most important neighborhood as it hosts the Dudelange-Burange Station, on line 6B, which extends from Bettembourg to Volmerange-les-Mines. Little Italy, for its part, is a former steel industry center. Nowadays, most of its inhabitants are foreigners.
Overall, Dudelange is well served by a developed bus system which rapidly connects all the different neighborhoods to one another, and event to neighboring cities such as Esch-sur-Alzette and Rëmeléng.
Rent prices in Dudelange are more affordable than in the rest of the country. According to the Observatoire de l'Habitat report 2013-2014, the average rent price for a studio was at € 720 while a two bedroom apartment costs € 1,156. On average, rents prices in the rest of Luxembourg range between € 863 and € 1,386 respectively for the same types of housing units.
During your accommodation search, feel free to browse offers on general and specialized housing websites on the Internet and classified ads in local newspapers. You can also register with a real estate agency so as to have more chances of finding accommodation according to your criteria and budget. However, you will be required to pay agency fees that are generally equal to a month's rent, along with a 17% valued added tax (VAT).
Finally, relocation agencies also offer to find accommodation for you provided you specify your criteria. This may be very useful, especially if you are new to the country.