Seeblickstrasse 40, Drobollach am Faaker See, Villach, 9580, Austria
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Cost of living in Villach
My husband and I are planning to work in Villach (we come from Asia). How much will it cost us to live in Villach if we have 3 kids (9-year old, 4-year old and 4 months old). Can anyone give me a rough estimate of our probable monthly expenses? We will need a place to stay that can accommodate us all and the kids will have to go to school, too.
Any help you can extend to us with regard to this matter will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and best regards,
RE: Cost of living in Villach
it is very difficult to estimate, as your personal preferences and requirements are not known; so only a very rough and basic estimate can be given !
Basic expenses for rent of a small flat ( i.e.2 rooms / 50-60 sqm) will start at 450,- to 600,- EUR per month, depending of the area, the flat is situated.
Transport costs (public) count for about 150,- p.m., depending on how often you have to cover a certain distance. Schooling is free in Austria, kids have to know basic German, international (english language)-schools might not be available in Villach, maybe in Klagenfurt (about 40 km distance)
Food very basic requirements (bread/rice/ milk/vegetables, some meat etc) may total in about EUR 300,-per month.You may add all the other requirements of your family (car,winter clothing, weekends,further education etc). Keep in mind, that Villach lies in a very popular (and expensive) touristic area,well known for summer and winter holidays.
Do not forget to contact your nearest Austrian embassy /consulate, as visa-regulations, working permits etc are rather restricted; you will get there also additional informations about cost of living, schooling etc
Good Luck !
RE: RE: Cost of living in Villach
We truly appreciate your detailed response. Thank you very much for your help. The idea of visiting Austrian embassy for further info is a good one. We will make sure we'd do that.
RE: RE: Cost of living in Villach
You have been welcome !
Pls do not hesitate to contact me, if you have another question I could probably answer !
All the best,
Willy / WStat
Travel Tips for Villach
Anything you like. When moving around a lot, a backpack might be more handy then a suitcase. In summer it's very warmn here, but keep in mind that rain can always fall here. In the mountains clouds can come up very quickly so bring a long that umbrella, those boots and that raincoat! Mmm maybe some suncream when you go in the mountains. Enough film is sold here to let your camera click all day :) Campings are to be found here a lot, so yes you can bring your own tent and sleeping bags if you like camping.
Minimundus is just a few km from Villach
Minimundus - the whole world in a small spot This is really a great place to go for the whole family and many times I simply passed by it without getting inside because I thought thats just for children ! This time I had a look there and was really glad that I did ! You will see great buildings from all over the world, plus lots of different small trains running through these artificial landscapes, you can spend the whole day there and enjoy this interesting place. They even have a small-scale space-shuttle starting at least once an hour, that was great !
There are several restaurants there as well and prices are moderate !
There are a lot more photos of Minimundus in the travelogues for my Klagenfurt-page!
daytickets are 12 euros (or 6 euros for holders of the Kärntencard !)
Familycards are 26 euros !
Minimunds is open for visitors from April 2nd till October 26th in 2010:
April & October 09.00am - 06.00pm
May, June & September 09.00am - 07.00pm
July & August 09.00am - 08.00pm and wednesdays they close not before 10.00pm
last entrance untill 1 hours befor closingtimes
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Villach is the second largest city in Carinthia in the south of Austria, on the river Drau (Slovenian Drava) and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. It currently has around 58,000 inhabitants.
Villach is also surrounded by the mountains of the Alps which are used for skiing in winter and hiking in summer. It is located half an hour by train or car from the border to Italy or Slovenia.
No Wins Without The Finns!
And so it was:
Risto Jussilainen, Toni Nieminen, Matti Hautamäki & Velli-Matti Lindström dominated team competition on Sunday (as if it could have been otherwise!). Japan came second and Poland third (ahead of Germany).
Furthermore, much to delight of the Croatian squad present there, Matti Hautamäki finished runner up in individual competition the previous day, Toni placed excellent 5th and Vellu 9th.
For more results, check must see activities.
Our support team has never been so numerous and so well equipped as you can see from the above photo (from left to right: myself, Jasmina, Dani - our Austrian helping hand, Seni & Andreja).
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