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Living in Switzerland

Our advice for expats

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What is the cost of living like?

While incomes in Switzerland are high so is the cost of living. To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is vital to budget in advance.

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How much tax will I pay?

As an expat worker in Switzerland, your are liable for Swiss income and wealth tax. Taxes vary from canton to canton.

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How do I get around?

You have been living in Switzerland for a while and are wondering which means of transport would be best suited to your needs?

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How do I get married?

During your stay in Switzerland, a lot can happen in your personal life. What laws apply to foreigners?

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All I need to know about having a baby?

How can I ensure my experience of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood is a positive one?

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How does the school system work?

Between compulsory education, vocations and differences between cantons, the Swiss education system can be difficult for an expat to navigate.

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All I need to know about having a pet?

You are moving to Switzerland and want to bring your four-legged friend with you? Pets are incredibly popular in Switzerland.

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How does the political system work?

Although Switzerland is known as a direct democracy, its political system and frequent referendums remain a great mystery to most foreigners, if not an anomaly.

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I have lived in Geneva for more than a year and I think it is an incredible city! Although it is small in size, it is diverse in terms of its inhabitants. The last time we all went out, there were people from at least fifteen different countries gathered in a 50 m2 apartment!

Tiago - Portugal

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