Quotes, Stats & Numbers on Foreigners and Expats in Major European Cities | October 2015

A look at foreigners and nationals living in major European Cities compared with Vienna

How Many, and Where

A look at the percentage of foreigners in major European cities


Expats by the Numbers

A district-by-district glance at the spread of foreigners in Vienna

Infographics: Karin Dreher
Vorlagen: Shutterstock



ErnestHemingwayYou’re an expatriate.
You’ve lost touch with the soil.
You get precious.
Fake European standards have ruined you.
You drink yourself to death.
You become obsessed by sex.
You spend all your time talking, not working.
You’re an expatriate, see?
You hangaround cafes.

_Ernest Hemingway


“Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your
hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.”
_Hannah Arendt

“Almost every truly creative being feels alienated and expatriated in his own country.”
_Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeking with new eyes.”
_Marcel Proust

“Who’s an expat? Do we count foreign students? Do we count diplomats as expats? Is it a question of income? If yes, at which level do I turn from a guest worker into an expat?”
_Friedrich Bruckner, International Services/Expat Support, Vienna Business Agency

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