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  • Connect with fellow South Africans in Austria

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  • Fernando Achutegui

    InterNations events and forums have provided me with an extensive network of business and personal contacts in Vienna.

InterNations – The Place for South Africans Living in Austria

Want to connect with the expat community of South Africans in Austria? Looking for South African compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other South African expats to go on an excursion to the Neusiedler See, in the rural Burgenland district with?

InterNations Austria offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in Austria or are still in South Africa planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of South African expats in Austria is going very strong, with members having roots all across South Africa - from Durban, over Johannesburg to Cape Town.

South African Expats Living in Austria: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Austria, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Austria. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Austria?
As an expat in Austria, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Austria currently are:

  • Germans
  • Americans
  • Romanians
  • British

Which cities are most popular among expats in Austria?
Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Austria:

  • **Vienna
  • **Salzburg
  • **Innsbruck

How much rent do expats pay in Austria?
Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 814 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.396 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Austria.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Austria.

Average rent in Vienna

  • Single expats: 1.005 USD
  • Expat families: 1.912 USD

Average rent in Salzburg

  • Single expats: 1.090 USD
  • Expat families: 1.590 USD

Average rent in Innsbruck

  • Single expats: 905 USD
  • Expat families: 1.580 USD

How safe is Austria?
You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Austria as very safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very low.

They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very low.

And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is Austria for women?
Female expats rated the safety situation in Austria as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Austria (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

Meet other South Africans at our events in Austria

Attend our monthly events and activities for South Africans expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Apr 18, 2024, 9:30 PM
50 attendees
Let`s visit together Afterwork Party. Networken, Dinner, Dance, Flirt, Drinks und gute Laune! Wir starten gemütlich ab 18 Uhr mit Drinks an der Bar bevor gegen 21:30 die Party so richtig los geht!
Apr 19, 2024, 5:30 PM
2 attendees
Queridas amigas! Queridos amigos! Estoy contenta de poder organizar mi primer evento este año y os propongo ver la pelicula "Radical", que tiene muy buenas reseñas. Me gustaría tomar algo y charlar co
Our InterNations Member Anna has opened a new restaurant & bar in the well -known Spittelberg district, a lovingly revitalized Biedermeier area near the Inner City. Here you can marvel at and enjoy e
Apr 19, 2024, 7:30 PM
70 attendees
Dear IN fellows, Come and join us for our monthly get-together. Cocktails, speaks and sushi + much more. We have our own area in the restaurant. https://ox-linz.at/ Easy to get there by tram and

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Tips and Advice on Austria from Your Fellow South African Expats

Obviously, expat life in Austria goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow South Africans is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Austrian mentality and way of life. South Africans in Austria are a part of our community, calling cities such as Salzburg, Innsbruck, Vienna, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow South Africans in Vienna, for example.

Wondering where to shop for South African delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Austrian InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from South Africa.
  • On the Austria Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get bobotie in Vienna, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for Austria has information on the nearest South African embassy and many other institutions.

From the Neusiedler See, in the rural Burgenland district to the Bohemian Forest, you can meet supportive and friendly South African expats in Austria on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow South Africans in Austria

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Austria. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Austrian Apfelstrudel, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Vienna’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Austria? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the Alps and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from South Africa and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo from our South Africans living in Austria!

  • Fernando Achutegui

    InterNations events and forums have provided me with an extensive network of business and personal contacts in Vienna.

  • Jayanti Malhotra

    The group of InterNations expats in Vienna is so open and friendly that it was very easy to make friends.

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