Living and working in Luxembourg

Questions? You’d better call Jacques.

Advice on everything you would need to know about living and working in Luxembourg—from Jacques, our resident expert.

Jacques Bortuzzo

Luxembourg on your mind? No one could blame you; it really is a beautiful place to live and work. In fact, you’re not the only one considering moving to this country in heart of Europe. Thousands of people move to the Grand Duchy every year to take advantage of its charm and convenience.

If you’re considering Luxembourg as your new home, but have gotten lost in all the information available, I am here to help you make sense of it. So, stop your scrolling and ask me your questions directly.

Political stability

Only 8 Prime Ministers since 1945

Financial security

Deposit guarantee scheme helps protect bank deposits

International schools

Multiple international schools in Luxembourg

Why choose Luxembourg to live and work

People tell me that these factors are particularly important in their decision to relocate to Luxembourg.

Select a factor below to see how Luxembourg is leading the way.

  • Political stability ›
  • Education ›
  • Property market ›
  • Transport ›
  • Childcare ›
  • Leisure and culture ›

When it comes to stability, Luxembourg:

  1. has only had 8 Prime Ministers since 1945
  2. is rated in the top 4 for political stability by the World Intellectual Property Organization (PDF, 4.5MB)

When it comes to education, Luxembourg:

  1. has a wide range of state-run, private and international schools
  2. has seven English language state-run schools
  3. provides a back to school allowance for every student from the age of six until the end of their secondary education

When it comes to the property market, Luxembourg:

  1. has no special restrictions for foreign buyers
  2. has a high rate of home ownership, with over 70% of people living in Luxembourg owning their properties

When it comes to transport, Luxembourg:

  1. made all public transportation free as of 1 March 2020
  2. has a country-wide network of cycle paths that span 600km and 700km of mountain bike trails
  3. has an extensive bus and train network covering the entire country

When it comes to childcare, Luxembourg:

  1. offers up to 20 weeks of maternity leave
  2. provides a welfare allowance for every child

When it comes to leisure and culture, Luxembourg:

  1. has the highest concentration of Michelin star restaurants per capita in the world
  2. has many parks, gardens, and forests, with over one-fourth of the capital dedicated to green space
  3. has seasonal events such as the Schueberfouer, a fair in late August which has been running since 1340, Christmas markets, with stalls placed all over the city and music and culture festivals such as the Siren’s Call and the Blues’n’Jazz Rallye during the summer.

Frequently asked questions about living and working in Luxembourg

Here are the questions that we are asked most often about business in Luxembourg.

  • Does Luxembourg have a golden visa scheme?

    After thorough review, third-country nationals may be granted a residence permit if they invest EUR 0.5 million in a Luxembourg company or EUR 3 million in a Luxembourg investment fund, or if they deposit EUR 20 million in a Luxembourg bank.

  • Is Luxembourg real estate expensive?

    The price of real estate depends on several factors including property size and location. In Luxembourg City, you’ll pay over EUR 11,000 per square meter to buy an apartment, and if renting, EUR 27 per square meter each month. However, prices fall as you move away from the capital. If you buy in the north, for example, the price per square meter can be just over EUR 6,000.

    Find out more about the rental market in Luxembourg (PDF, 2.9MB).

  • Is there a Chinese school in Luxembourg?

    While Luxembourg doesn’t yet have a Chinese primary or secondary school, the Confucius Institute at the University of Luxembourg does hold regular language classes, including General Chinese, Chinese for Kids and even Chinese Calligraphy.

    Mandarin learners can take the main Chinese proficiency test, the HSK, at the Confucius Institute—the equivalent of the English TOEFL exam that allows non-natives to assess their proficiency.

    Aside from the Institute, Luxembourg also has its own China Cultural Center, which organizes art exhibitions, movie screenings, and other cultural activities throughout the year.

    Learn more about education in Luxembourg (PDF, 3.2MB).

Jacques Bortuzzo

Contact Jacques

Jacques Bortuzzo
KPMG Luxembourg
+352 22 51 51 5506