Western Europe

Vienna

Frequently cited as the city with the highest quality of life, the Austrian capital is rich in history, culture and art. The historic city center can give visitors the feel of walking through a museum, though it can be hard to keep track of which king built what building and how they are all connected. A gateway to eastern Europe, Vienna is famous for its coffee houses, whose rich brew must be enjoyed with a piece of cake, such as the Sachertorte (unless you don't like chocolate). The Albertina art museum exhibits masterpieces from Albrecht Dürer and Peter Paul Rubens.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
22
Earning level
9
Purchasing power
16
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Facts about Vienna

Price Level Index
Vienna
83.0
New York
100.0
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5
22
77
Earnings Level Index
Vienna
89.7
New York
100.0
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1
7
9
77
Working Time
Vienna
0/ 17.9m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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12
20
77
Purchasing Power Index
Vienna
108.0
New York
100.0
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10
16
77
Did you know…
Every year more than 450 balls take place in the Austrian capital. The Viennese waltzing season runs from New Year’s Eve to Shrove Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday), accounting for about 2,000 hours of ballroom dancing annually.