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Moving to Zurich

One of the world’s top cities for quality of life, Zurich offers a vibrant and dynamic urban lifestyle combined with breathtaking scenery of glorious nature. With its location in the very heart of Switzerland, it attracts numerous expats who come to explore the wealth of career opportunities and expand their business in the booming economy.

To help you move and settle into your new home city, we have assembled a team of handpicked and stingingly vetted service providers that specialise in assisting expats living in Zurich.

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Top 5 tips for expats moving to Zurich

The breathtaking snow-capped swiss alps are just a stone’s throw away from the vibrant city of Zurich. Therefore, living in Zurich you will get the best of two worlds while discovering the secrets behind the highest living standards.

Below are the top 5 insider tips for expats moving to Zurich.

Finding a place to live
Housing in Zurich is among the most expensive in the country. With over 60% of the market dominated by rentals, finding accommodation is scarce and competitive. If a slightly longer commute is not an issue, you could find more affordable housing in suburbs where public transport is available.

Access to healthcare
The healthcare system in Zurich is continuously ranked as one of the best in the world. This does come at a price however, as the cost of medical care is quite high. It is mandatory for expats moving to Zurich to obtain health insurance through private insurance providers.

Getting around Zurich
Zurich offers a modern public transport system and a variety of options, including trams, buses, trains and even boats. They have an outstanding infrastructure and integrated ticketing system. While transportation in Zurich may seem expensive, a bike is always an option that many locals use.

Cost of living
While the cost of living is high in Zurich, salaries are also high and taxes are low compared to other expat countries. It’s important to note that it is quite competitive to find a job as the city is a hub for top-notch specialists.

Follow the rules
The Swiss are known for their love of rules. When moving to Zurich you need to abide by some very specific rules. One such rule is that it is prohibited to wash your car on a Sunday.

Meet your Zurich Team Leader

Manuel Vogel

Born and raised in Switzerland, Manuel has a wealth of local knowledge which enables him to best serve the needs of newly arriving expats to Zurich.

As the chair of Kreston VAT, Manuel has extensive years of experience helping expats to smoothly relocate to Zurich by efficiently guiding them through Switzerland’s unique characteristics.

Whether for business or personal matters, Manuel is uniquely positioned to assist you in your journey to Zurich and connect you with other E-Team members catering to your holistic needs.

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