Not long ago, our world was our oyster and I'm 100% sure that it will be our oyster again very soon. Once this pandemic will be over and we will all be back to move around as we were used to, where would you like to live? But in the meantime, why not start dreaming (and planning!) about your next destination?

In this article, I'll show you pros (and cons) of living in our three new cities: Vienna, Florence and Porto.

Vienna: pros and cons of living in Vienna

If you are wondering what's really like living in the City of Music, you should definitely check this article which includes a guide to move to Austria's capital as well as 5 reasons you should consider Vienna as your next home.
But right now, I want to show you pros and cons of living there.

Jacek Dylag

Pros of living in Vienna:

+ excellent and efficient public transports
+ frequent and convenient travel to other European destinations
+ active expat and international students community
+ English is widely spoken
+ outstanding healthcare

Cons of living in Vienna:

- good housing is challenging to find and this why we recommend to find your perfect home on Spotahome
- long winters (which could be a pro if you like cold weather!)
- Austrian German is tough to learn

Porto: pros and cons of living in Porto

There is no doubt that Portugal is living a golden decade. From a little known country, in the last 10 years, Portugal has attracted more tourists, expats, international students and investors than ever. And this is already a good reason to consider Porto as your next destination. But what are the real pros and cons of living in Porto?

Everaldo Coelho

Pros of living in Porto:
+ gorgeous weather: with an average of 300 sunny days a year, there is little to complain, right?
+ very competitive rental prices: if budget is in your mind, you can rest assured that Porto has some excellent rental options at very reasonable prices
+ quality of life: people in Porto are happy and one of the reason is probably the average quality of life people can enjoy there.

Cons of living in Porto:
- learning Portuguese can be tough if you are a beginner but there are some excellent school in the city
- bureaucracy: get ready for lots of paper work to do almost anything administrative when you move to Porto.

Florence: pros and cons of Living in Florence

Everybody I know has dreamed of living in Florence at least once in their life. Including me. And this is obvious. Moving to one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world should be a no-brainer, but let's be honest, there are cons attached too. Keep reading to find out more.

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Pros of living in Florence
+ food! Yes, of course, food had to be among the pros of living in Italy. With one of the best cuisine in the world, Florence meets the expectations and palates of foreigners as well as locals, whether you dine at a Michelin restaurant or from a street vendor.
+ quality of life: like in Porto, Florence is a relaxed city which enjoys gorgeous weather almost year-round and it's a safe city

Cons of living in Florence
- lack of jobs: if you are moving to Florence as a student, you should be ok with finding a temp job. But if you are looking for a more stable position, you might struggle to find the right opportunity.
- Public transports: like the rest of Italy, Florence's transports are far from perfection, but a bike should solve all problems since the city is quite small.

These are the pros and cons of living in Vienna, Porto and Florence. And you? Where are you going to start your new life?

Still undecided? Read these articles to find out more:
- It's Time to Live a Healthy Life - The Healthiest Cities in Europe
- 5 Completely Magical Places in Vienna You Need to Visit
- Amazing Things You Never Knew About Vienna
- Tips and Tricks to live in Porto like a local
- Living and Renting in Florence
- Best Expat Jobs in Milan and How to Find Them