People love Luxembourg’s quality of life. Much of this has to do with the country’s wealth: it has the highest GDP per head in the world and a moderate cost of living means spending power is high. Moreover, these riches are shared around, resulting a strong sense of economic well-being. However, there is much more than this to the country’s magic formula.
There is a backdrop for every lifestyle. The bustle of a cosmopolitan capital compares with slower paced life amongst the vines by the Moselle river or in the grandeur of the Ardennes hills. The journey to work is short from wherever you live, with efficient road and rail links.
Public schools are some of the best-funded in the world, and several private establishments complete the picture with full curriculums taught in English and French. A well-funded health system regularly scores highly in international comparison surveys and society is harmonious, with very low rates of crime and a high feeling of personal security.
Cultural life is of surprisingly varied and of good quality. First class performers from across the globe are attracted by the country's impressive range of concert halls, theatres and museums. There is a particularly strong choice for music lovers, whether that be classical or popular. The unique multi-cultural mix has also given the country a varied choice of restaurants and night spots. There is also a richness in the range of sporting activities on offer, including six golf courses in the country and a further 90 or so within easy reach.
Nearby tourist destinations proliferate. For example, the ancient historical German city of Trier and the Champagne wine-growing region of France are easily accessible. Further afield one can spend a weekend in Paris, Brussels or the Alps after a moderate drive after work on Friday.