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Slovakia: Living More Cheaply in Austria

July 10, 2013

The Slovakian capital Bratislava is booming. In recent years many new jobs have been created. But real estate prices have skyrocketed.

Slovaks who can no longer afford housing in their home country move a few kilometers away just over the border to Austria, where plots of land there are cheaper. About a third of residents in the border villages are citizens of Slovakia. Not all Austrians are pleased about the situation. Schools and kindergartens are already bursting at the seams.