Moving to Vienna FAQ
Depending on your budget, you might like to try airbnb places (away from the centre), cheap hotels, hostels or student accommodation. You might also like to visit this thread in our forums.
In addition to the lower price furniture shops like Möbelix or Mömax, many others (not just Ikea!) have basic items very cheaply. There are also a lot of people coming and going, and there are a lot of Facebook groups with people selling their stuff as they are leaving Vienna or moving flat. These include:
While Makler (letting agents) will often make you sign a piece of paper to ensure that they get the commission on a place if you do rent it, you should not have to pay to view. There is an airbnb scam doing the rounds, requesting a viewing fee/deposit.