Located at the crossroads of France, Belgium and Germany, Luxembourg is famed for its cosmopolitan vibe coupled with its renowned quality of life and living standard.
No wonder it is one of the happiest countries in the world.
This prosperous nation is home to 626,000 people of 170 different nationalities, speaking some 80 different languages.
The country and its capital – Luxembourg City – are a unique example of tradition and modernity, blending contemporary buildings, castles and spectacular nature. All within a short walk or car ride from each other.
A vibrant job market
In recent years, the EU institutions and many international companies have chosen Luxembourg as their headquarters.
Currently boasting the world’s second highest GDP per capita and the largest private banking centre in the Eurozone, Luxembourg has become increasingly attractive to skilled professionals. The country’s expanding job market is highly appealing to spouses of EU civil servants in search of work opportunities.
Luxembourg’s economic growth and development, in turn, has recently fueled a population increase and created an open society where everyone feels welcome. Cultures and languages mix seamlessly and families and singles alike can easily make friends.
In this multilingual nation, English, French, German and Luxembourgish are the four most spoken languages. With expats making up almost half of the total population, daily life also unfolds in Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, Romanian, amongst others.
One country, several advantages
In addition to a flourishing economy, Luxembourg offers residents a wide range of benefits, such as:
- A comprehensive and effective social security system. This includes family benefits like birth allowance, maternity and paternity leave, adoption and parental leave; childcare financial assistance; pensions; education assistance; financial aid to purchase an electric or hybrid vehicle, among many others.
- High-standard, state-funded healthcare granting all citizens basic medical coverage.
- A safe and family-friendly environment, highly popular with the expat community.
- A multilingual education system that is mostly free and state-run. Two European Schools for EU staff children and four other accredited European schools are part of this network. At a higher educational level, the Luxembourg University is one of Europe’s most international academic institutions, attracting students from some 120 countries.
- The world’s first free public transport. Watch how people in Luxembourg travel freely by bus, train and tram.
Beyond work, the magic of nature
Luxembourg sprawls harmoniously between city and nature, extending from urban and historic buildings to lakes, hills and forests.
The country’s serene and diverse landscape keeps individuals and families entertained and is perfect to unplug from daily life stresses.
Whether on foot, two or four wheels, exploring Luxembourg means embarking on a whirlwind tour: from Luxembourg's old city center - a UNESCO World Heritage site – to castles perched on hilltops, plateaus, valleys, rivers and the first European cross-border nature reserve.
Respect for the environment is paramount in Luxembourg and when it comes to having fun, nature is your ally here. A large network of hiking trails and 600 kilometres of cycling paths make eco-friendly, cross-country travel possible and safe.
Water lovers can choose from a wealth of activities such as canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, swimming, paddle boarding, fishing and much more.
The EU in Luxembourg
- European Commission
- Secretariat of the European Parliament
- EU Court of Justice
- European Court of Auditors
- European Investment Bank
- European Investment Fund
- European Public Prosecutor's Office
- European Stability Mechanism
- Publication Office of the EU
- Secretariat of the EU Parliament
- European Financial Stability Facility
- Translation Center for the Bodies of the EU
- Euratom Supply Agency