Austria's most expensive cities

Hello everyone,

What are the most expensive cities to live in Austria? What are the costs of things such as rent, utilities, weekly groceries, dining out, etc.?

What is the lifestyle like in these cities, for expats and locals?

What are the different neighbourhoods like? Are there more affordable areas?

Do you have any experience living in any of Austria's most expensive cities? What was it like?

Which cities in Austria would you recommend? Are there any that offer particularly good value for money when it comes to cost of living?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


By far the most expensive cities would be Salzburg and Vienna, followed by Innsbruck. Then perhaps Graz and Klagenfurt. Rents would  be lower in Graz and Klagenfurt. Food prices are the same through Austria - 20% more than in Germany for example, but then is also of a very high quality. For best meats use a local butcher, even though a little dearer, quality is far superior, or a farm shop.

the most expensive city in Austria is Salzburg city.
for living and work is Linz city easy to find the job.

This is 3 years old but gives you an idea … kitzbuehel