Living with children in Luxembourg

Why live in Luxembourg as a family?

Are you moving or planning to move to Luxembourg with your family and children? There are several things you need to consider to ensure a smooth family transition. Here are some important points to keep in mind.

It’s a great place to raise children

Nimblefins, an independent British data analysis site, published a study in April 2019 on living in different countries. According to this study, Luxembourg is the 2nd best country in Europe, behind Sweden, for raising children. The Grand Duchy ranks 1st in the field of Health and Safety.

The World Happiness Report 2022 ranks Luxembourg 6th in terms of expressed happiness with life in the country. Several criteria determine this ranking: GNP per capita, social benefits, health and life expectancy, freedom of choice, generosity, absence of corruption, etc. Only Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands are ahead of Luxembourg. The United States and Great Britain rank 16th and 17th, France 20th, Spain 29th and Italy 31st.

Elements for family happiness

In Luxembourg, our children benefit from an ideal environment in which to grow and flourish.

First of all, safety levels are high in Luxembourg. What’s more, Luxembourg’s young residents enjoy good air quality . What’s more, they enjoy plenty of outdoor sporting activities. Various extra-curricular organizations encourage outdoor activities, such as forest walks and nature activities.

In addition, the vaccination rate and medical follow-up in schools is optimal. Access to health care is easy thanks to an offensive health policy.

34% of young people benefit from higher education. Language learning is widely promoted in schools.

In this section, you’ll find all the information you need to take care of your family, and look after your children’s education and leisure activities in Luxembourg.

Practical information about moving to Luxembourg with your family

Moving to Luxembourg with your family and children can be a very rewarding experience for everyone. But it’s important to plan ahead and take into account all the factors required for a successful transition.

Immigration requirements: visa, residence permit?

Immigration requirements depend on your nationality and professional status. It is important to learn about immigration requirements and to begin the application process well in advance of your move. Depending on your status, you may need to obtain a visa or residence permit before settling in Luxembourg. More information on this page.

Finding accommodation for your family

Luxembourg has a high cost of living. Finding affordable housing can be a challenge, especially in the city center. It’s important to start your housing search as early as possible, and to consider proximity to schools and other amenities. Find out more about housing in Luxembourg.

Education and languages

Luxembourg has a solid education system. Many international schools offer a diversified education with a wide range of languages. However, competition for available places can be high. So it’s best to research schools and start the application process early.

Luxembourg is a multilingual country. The official languages are French, German and Luxembourgish.. It is important to consider the language requirements for your children’s education and your own language skills in your daily life.

Learn more about education and school systems.

Health Care

Luxembourg has a comprehensive healthcare system. But it’s important to ensure that you and your family have adequate health insurance cover. You can either enroll in the public health system or opt for private health insurance. Learn more about health in Luxembourg.

Culture and lifestyle

Luxembourg is a small country with a high standard of living and a strong sense of community. Take the time to explore the country and learn about its culture and customs. Consider joining local groups and activities. This will be the best way to meet new people and integrate easily into the community. Learn more about outings and leisure activities.

Just Arrived Guide for living and working in Luxembourg 2023-2024


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You will find all the information and procedures necessary for a serene expatriation, an easy installation of all your family in your new host country and a simplified integration in your new environment.