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Luxembourg at the head of the European Union in terms of housing prices
31 of August 2018

Luxembourg at the head of the European Union in terms of housing prices


With a quality of life above average, the Grand Duchy is also one of the most expensive European countries for the relocation of employees and their families...

According to a study by Eurostat, Luxembourg is the second largest European country where life is the most expensive, behind Denmark. This study only considers the 28-member countries of the European Union and is based on 11 comparison criteria essential to everyday life (housing, clothing, education, health ...).

A more expensive life in many areas

In this small country, prices are on average 41% higher in all product and service sectors compared to the European average.

The biggest gap to note is education: expenses are 243% more expensive than the rest of the EU! Health is also affected since the rates are on average 60% higher.

Beware also for employees relocating to Luxembourg: housing rents and ancillary expenses (gas, electricity, internet, water ...) are higher by 63%.

Belgium and France are more nuanced

The average cost of living in France is 6.7% higher, with a peak in hotels and restaurants, where prices are 17% higher. Conversely, the health and telephony sectors are cheaper by 2% and 3% respectively.

On the Belgian border, life is more expensive by 12% and it is in ​​communication that the inhabitants pay the high price: + 39% on average compared to the EU-28. They rank second, behind Greece (54%).