Attractive healthcare and social security
The Luxembourg health system is one of the best in the world. Health expenditure amounted to 6.1% of GDP in 2017, and the country is one of the highest spenders on health per capita among the OECD countries. Over 95% of inhabitants are covered by health insurance. The highly developed and efficient social security system provides benefits related to illness, workplace accidents and occupational diseases, as well as insurances related to maternity, old age, disability, survival, unemployment, nursing care, early retirement, guaranteed minimum wage and family benefits.
Wide offer of Luxembourg international schools
Luxembourg’s cosmopolitan society is mirrored in the school system.
- High-quality government funded schools offer studies in Luxembourgish, German and French
- Some state schools offer a free curriculum in English for the International Baccalaureate and for A-levels
- There are around 15 well-respected international schools, for example the European School, the International School of Luxembourg, St George’s International School and the French Vauban – École et Lycée Français de Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg has a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character. Courses are given in English, French and German, and bachelor students are required to spend one semester abroad.
Excellent work/life balance in a safe environment
Green, clean and safe but far from dull: Luxembourg is an ideal base for both families and singles. The country is also one of the safest, with Luxembourg City being named the safest city in the world for expats by Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living City Ranking.
With its generous paid leave and parental leave, family-friendly attitude and relatively short distances between homes and work places, Luxembourg is renowned for offering a great work/life balance. Different providers offer various types of childcare: crèches, day care centres, nurseries, child minders or structures where parent can leave their children before and after school.
Travelling at home and exploring Europe
A well-developed, interconnected network of buses, trains and trams covers the entire country of Luxembourg. It is the first country in the world to offer free access to all public transport for residents and visitors. Fuel costs and road tax are among the lowest in Western Europe.
With direct flights to over 100 destinations all over Europe and high-speed train connections to several major cities, Luxembourg is an excellent base for discovering the European continent. Neighbouring countries are less than half an hour away from the capital by train or car.