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Your life in Luxembourg

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The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is in the heart of Europe, just a few hours from cities like Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and London.

Luxembourg City beautifully combines a buzzing global market with the ease of a secure and compact urban environment. Read on to learn more about this small—but vibrant—country:

Luxembourg is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 cities in the world offering the best quality of life and is considered the safest city in the world (source).

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg offers many advantages:


  • Reliable and FREE public transport by tram, bus, train or bike
  • Airport 20 minutes from city center
  • Low-cost airlines for easy European travel

Competitive health coverage and allowances

  • Number 1 pension system and number 3 social protection scheme in the globe (INSEAD 2020)

High minimum wage and standard of living

Family life

  • Numerous day nurseries (public and private) with different spoken languages
  • Flexible options for parental leave


  • Renowned international and European schools
  • Quality, multilingual educational system
  • The best European universities and polytechnical schools within 200 km
  • Many professional qualification / training organizations

With more than 180 different nationalities in the Grand Duchy, Luxembourg is a uniquely multicultural environment. Although the three official languages are Luxembourgish, French and German, English is also commonly used.

There are almost 650,000 people living in Luxembourg. The resident population is 52.8% Luxembourgish, while 47.2% are foreigners. Among the Luxembourgers, 18% have a second nationality (find more in the 2021 Census).

But just because you’re a foreign resident doesn’t mean you can’t engage in civic issues; non-citizens may even register to vote. Learn more at

Additionally, more than 210,000 people who work in Luxembourg are cross-border workers commuting from France, Belgium or Germany (

Luxembourg is one of the world’s largest financial centers and the biggest wealth management zone in the Eurozone. It’s the second largest center in the world for investment funds and home to 12 European Institutions. There are more than 130 banks, 90 insurance companies and 250 PSFs.

We have a skilled, talented, and mostly multilingual workforce in Europe with 83% (2021) of residents speaking three or more languages. No matter where you’re coming from, Luxembourg is a great place to start your career:

  • First in the world for attracting talent (INSEAD 2021)
  • #1 country globally for economic and job security (Expat Insider 2021)
  • Economy GDP per capita is one of the highest in the world
  • An open, diverse and stable AAA-rated economy
  • Export of about 65% of goods and services
  • Best environment in the world for start-ups (CISCO 2019)
  • Government-supported and pro-business environment
  • Highly developed FinTech ecosystem
  • Leader in sustainable investment funds and home to the world’s first platform for green securities

The country offers a vast array of cultural and entertainment activities, plus all the ingredients for a rich social life.

Cultural and sports activities

Nightlife and food culture

Need some fresh air? Nature is one of the crowning glories of Luxembourg, so get outside and enjoy the lush countryside— plus 25% of the city is dedicated to green space.

  • Luxembourg features one of the largest pedestrian networks in Europe, with over 5,000 km of paths!
  • There are more than 300 circular walks and long-distance trails.
  • The 112-km-long Mullerthal Trail passes through the landscapes of the northeastern Mullerthal region playfully called “Little Switzerland.” The Mullerthal Trail is a certified trail of the “Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe”.
  • If you prefer getting around on two wheels, there are around 600 km of cycling routes and 700 km of mountain bike trails — a paradise for cycle tourists.
  • Numerous lakes, forests and parks provide opportunities for other leisure activities (boating, swimming, barbecues).
  • In the heart of the city, you’ll find enchanting walking trails along the Petrusse Valley and an epic picnic space at Kinnekswiss.
  • Just next to our DSquare building is a brand-new Ban de Gasperich park, perfect for a lunch picnic or jog.

Get a true feel for Luxembourg in this short video!

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