Vienna is one of Europe’s crown jewels. For centuries it was an imperial capital, and to this day the architecture is one of the most amazing on the old continent. The city doesn’t have a bad part, but the good ones are truly world-class. As you might expect, the amazing beauty, history and millions of tourists drive up the price quite a bit. If you are in the market to buy or want to check out the prices, we have good news for you. We’ve compiled the five most expensive neighborhoods in Vienna below:
Innere Stadt € 17,700
This is the inner city of Vienna is where the Stephansdom is located, as well as the Volksgarten and many of the official buildings of the city. Whether it’s because of the countless tourists, investors, or big businesses, the prices in this part of town are insanely high and completely incomparable with the rest of Vienna. The truth is that unless you are very wealthy, you will likely not be able to live here. However, the inner city is also not the best place to live, as it is crowded and noisy most of the day.
Döbling € 5,950
Döbling is the 19th district of Vienna, and the place where most of the rich people live. It’s suburban and further away from the city, but there are quite a few beautiful and big houses. This area is ideal for families and it’s also home to the American International School, where many foreign kids that don’t speak German go to study. If you want a well-off residential area that is far away from tourists, you should definitely check Döbling out. It will cost you, but significantly less than the inner city.
Josefstadt € 5,800
Just west of the city center, you will find Josefstadt. It’s pricey, but much more affordable than the city center and a walking distance from it. Many upper-middle class people live here as the area is central and cool. The University is near, which means that there are students and a decent nightlife in the area. If you are younger and want a more bohemian lifestyle, you should consider moving here. It’s not the cheapest, but it is one of the best places to live in Vienna.
Neubau € 5,600
Just south of Josefstadt, you have Neubau. It’s also a great area, that is well connected to the rest of the city with public transport. The famous shopping street, Mariahilferstrasse, is located here. You don’t want to live right on to that street, but anywhere around it is a great option. You can get anywhere in Vienna with the U-bahn, but the truth is you will likely find everything you need on the Mariahilferstrasse, which is a large pedestrian street. The prices are not for everyone, but rentals can often be found at a good price in and around this area.
Alsergrund € 5,500
Just like Döbling, this is a more residential area, where you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. If you want a house or a more spacious apartment, you should defiantly consider getting a place in the 9th. It’s more accessible and well connected than Döbling. You can’t walk to the city center, but you can get there easily with public transport and there actually are quite a few bars and restaurants in the area that you might want to visit. Once again, the price exceeds the average for Vienna by a few thousand euros per square meter, but you do get what you pay for.