Living in Luxembourg guide for expats

All the information you need to relocate and live in Luxembourg.

Our selection of articles for expatriation in Luxembourg

Driving in Luxembourg

If you're considering driving in Luxembourg and wondering about the requirements for your license or taking a local driving ...

Transport in Luxembourg City

This article provides insights into various transportation options available within Luxembourg City.

Transport in Luxembourg

When it comes to transportation options in Luxembourg, there's a diverse range to suit different budgets and preferences. You ...

Phones and internet in Luxembourg

When preparing for a move to Luxembourg, there are certain essential tasks, and one of them is arranging your telephone and ...

Leisure in Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg offers endless possibilities for entertainment. In this article, you will learn about the ...

Leisure in Luxembourg City

Luxembourg's capital offers a wide range of leisure activities that cater to people of all ages. Whether you're ...

Discover Luxembourg

Luxembourg, a country situated in the heart of Europe, is known for its rich cultural diversity. With Luxembourgish, French, and ...

Work in Luxembourg

This article contains everything you need to know about working in Luxembourg, including legal and administrative procedures ...

Work in Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City, being the capital of the Grand Duchy, holds a significant reputation as a major financial hub both in Europe and ...

Work in Esch-sur-Alzette

Esch-sur-Alzette is a city of 36,000 inhabitants, 30% of whom are foreigners. The town, capital of the Terres Rouges region, has ...

Working in Dudelange

Dudelange is Luxembourg's fourth-largest city. It used to be a steel-making town. However, it has been converted into an ...

Visas for Luxembourg

Whether you plan to stay in Luxembourg for a short visit or an extended period, the need for a visa depends on your nationality ...

Traveling to Luxembourg with your pet

When you're planning a trip to Luxembourg with your furry or feathered friend, there are some essential regulations you ...

Taxes in Luxembourg

Are you curious about how taxes vary for residents and non-residents in Luxembourg? Explore all the specifics in this article.

Study in Luxembourg

Luxembourg, a compact and diverse country situated at the center of Europe, provides excellent prospects for higher education.

About Luxembourg

When moving to a foreign country, it is best to be aware of its economic, social, climatic conditions beforehand. So if Luxembourg is the land of your dreams, take the time to inquire on all these aspects well before planning your move. For many years, Luxembourg is considered not only as an important economic destination but also as a promising country for multilingual professionals, especially those who are specialized in finance, trade, marketing, the banking and legal sectors.

Good to know:

Luxembourg is deemed to be the world's second biggest investment hub after the United Stated of America, and the European Economic Area's biggest private banking center.

Geography and demography

Luxembourg, also known as the Grand Duchy, is a small West-European country, stretching over some 2,500 km². The country is a constitutional monarchy divided into three districts and two boroughs: Luxembourg and Diekirch. Luxembourg consists of 12 cities, including Luxembourg City which is the capital city. Note that Luxembourg City hosts many institutions, as well as the seat of the European Union.

The country's population amounted to nearly 550,000 inhabitants in 2014. In fact, it is one of the European Union's least densely populated countries.

During the same year, the population also consisted of 45% of foreigners, including a majority of French and Portuguese nationals. Moreover, some 80,000 cross-border workers resided in France but went to work daily in Luxembourg.


Luxembourg is a trilingual country due to its proximity with France and Germany. Hence, French, German and Luxembourgish are spoken by its population. In fact, Luxembourgish has been proclaimed at the national language since 1984. Moreover, all three languages are used at the administrative level.


As Luxembourg is a member of the European Union, the Euro is the national currency. The country's economy is mainly based on banking and steel. In fact, the steel industry makes a significant contribution to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Moreover, many big international companies that are globally involved in the building and public works sectors, have set up their head offices and subsidiaries in the country.

Indeed, Luxembourg has strengthened its position on the European market during recent years in terms of investment. As mentioned above, the country is deemed to be the world's second biggest investment center after the United States of America, along with being the European Economic Area's largest private banking center.

Finally, the country has been experiencing a boom since European companies such as Amazon, AOL and Skype have set up their head offices in Luxembourg.


In general, Luxembourg enjoys a semi-continental climate. An average temperature of 10°C prevails throughout the year. In winter, temperatures can drop to -15°C while in summer, these vary between 18°C and 20°C.

Given the altitude difference between the North and South of Luxembourg, slight climatic variations occur. Indeed, in the Osling, in the North of the country, temperatures can be quite aggressive in winter and cool in summer compared to Guttland which is in the South.

Useful links: ' Luxembourg ' Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Portal

Quick Information

Official Languages : Luxembourgish; Letzeburgesch , German , French
Currency : Euro
Area : 2586 Km2
Population : 497538
Calling Code : +352
Timezone : Europe/Luxembourg

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