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Are you looking for Removals to Austria? Citizens in Austria have a very high standard of living and are reported to be the most satisfied in the world.
If you’re looking to join them up in the snow-capped mountains you’ll need a reliable removals service to help get you there.
GoodMove have been trading for 35 years and in that time we’ve moved families al over Europe ans the UK. Operating from our base in Colchester our door-to-door removals service not only delivers your goods but excellent value for money.
Read on to find more about our removals service or fill out a quick quote form above.
Moving with GoodMove couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process and will tailor your move to your time and budget.
We pack your belongings using a bespoke range of packing materials and deliver them right to your new home using our extensive fleet of vehicles. We can supply the following materials so all your items can be packed properly and avoid any damage in transit:
Once we ascertain the volume of effects being moved we will send you a free no obligation written quotation. If satisfied we will then provide you with a full schedule detailing every aspect of your move, ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.
We also offer a range of flexible storage solutions should you wish to take advantage of them.
Austria boasts one of the highest standards of living in Europe. Alongside its Swiss neighbours it has become a popular working expat destination for those looking to further their career prospects and secure highly paid work. With luscious green surroundings and culturally diverse cities there are no shortage of activities for the family to enjoy either.
Other factors behind its illustrious appeal include:
Stunning natural scenery – Austria truly is a breath of fresh air with its six national parks filled with forests, mountains, waterfalls and green pastures
Culturally astute -Vienna is the ‘City of Music’ and has played host to Beethoven, Mozart and Johann Strauss Jr and Sr.
Year round resort-style lifestyle – the snow-capped mountains provide ample playground for ski and hiking enthusiasts alike in both the summer and winter months
Central location in the heart of Western Europe – landlocked by eight countries, the capital cities of Prague, Geneva and Rome are just a short road or rail trip away.
Affordable housing – despite its high living standards, Austria is home to some surprisingly affordable properties outside of the major cities.
EU citizens can legally work without having to obtain a work permit. However, your passport must be valid and endorsed with ‘British Citizen’.
With thriving industries, a healthy economy and low unemployment, working in Austria is a perfect destination for expats looking for work. The working landscape on in Austria is diverse and accommodating of foreign workers.
Some of the skills the country is currently looking for are in the service industry, marketing, tourism and in the IT sector. Austria has become a very easy place to start your own venture and is inviting of entrepreneurs.
Freelance service and work contracts are increasingly replacing conventional employment contracts in various fields. Seasonal work is also common in the tourism sector as well as agriculture and forestry. Fixed-term employment contracts are also available in construction, but there are also lots of part time vacancies.
While the global recession has affected many European counties, Austria seems to have escaped largely untroubled. Its housing market is both stable and steady and current housing prices in Austria are high.
EU citizens can purchase property in Austria relatively easily but hiring an English-speaking estate agent is advisable.
As with all countries house prices vary depending on quality, size and location. The average cost to purchase an apartment in Austria is €4,390 (£3,900) per square metre close to the city and €3,135 (£2,785) outside of the centre.
If you choose to rent, you can expect to pay approximately €1,283 (£1,139) per month for a 3-bedroomed family home close to the centre of the city and €987 (£876) outside the centre.
All Austrian citizens are entitled to free access to the public school system and the standard of education is considered excellent. However, it can take five years to achieve citizenship and the schools teach entirely in German.
As a result, many expats choose to send their school to a private or international school. Most offer either a home-country curriculum or an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. However, these schools are often very expensive.
Some employers will offer to pay for or subsidise school fees for the children of their employees so it is worth checking if you are moving as part of a relocation package.
As a landlocked country, Austria’s transport system is extensive and highly efficient. The local transport system consists of buses, trams, Metro trains and taxis. Tram and bus services in most places run from about 5am to 11pm or midnight.
UK citizens can drive in Austria with a UK driving licence. The old-style paper UK licence is accepted but only if accompanied by an identity document carrying a photograph such as a passport.
While driving in Austria you are required by law to carry the following items. Hefty on-the-spot fines can be issued for non-compliance:
Austria has one of the best healthcare systems in Europe. Health insurance is part of the mandatory social security insurance system. Expats can access public healthcare if paying tax. The amount an individual must pay is calculated by salary level.
Because of the high standard of the public health system, very few people find it necessary to pay for private insurance. If you do, you will have access to a greater number of services and shorter waiting times.
Austria is part of the EU’s Economic Monetary Union and uses the Euro (€) as its official form of currency. ATM’s are plentiful and cash can be withdrawn around the clock at some 3,000 cash dispensers throughout Austria.
Visa credit and debit cards are widely accepted in most places, including shops and restaurants. However, it is worth while carrying around extra cash with you to avoid the notorious ‘cashpoint walk of shame’.
The whole moving experience can be incredibly stressful, especially so when relocating abroad. GoodMove has over 35 years of experience in the removal industry and can help make the process manageable and stress-free.
We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation. One of our qualified surveyors will able to answer any of the questions you have and offer advice where necessary.
The purpose of the survey is to determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. We calculate the cost of shipment based on the space your effects will take up in the container. Following the visit, you will receive a free written no obligation quotation.
Our experienced UK-based teams pack and prepare your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture ready for export.
We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move. We wrap all china and glassware in special paper which is then packed in double-thickness cartons.
Furniture is placed in bubble blanket for extra protection. Items requiring specialist care, such as antiques, are packed used made-to-measure wooden crates.
Upon arrival our trusted agents will place boxes and furniture in appropriate rooms as directed. They will unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.
You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions for a period of time prior to moving abroad. Our depots offer secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873. Just speak to our surveyor for further information.
Our partners in Europe can also offer you storage. You may be renting for a while and may not need all of your belongings to be delivered immediately. If so, you can arrange for certain items to be delivered and once settled in your new home, the rest can follow. Please note that storage rates may apply.
For further information on our removals service to Austria, or any other international destination, contact our international office. Alternatively complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.
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