Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich is often thought of as the leading city of the world’s financial institutions and the wealthiest city in Europe. Its low tax rates attract many overseas businesses, with many leading companies having European headquarters within the city.
The cost of living in Zurich is high, even by the standards of an already expensive country. Aside from accommodation, transport, food and education, expatriates will have to pay various taxes, license fees and insurances premiums which again add to the cost of living.
Blessed with an excellent transports system, the city is divided into several transport zones which allows residents to travel freely. This transport system is safe and consistently ranks as the one of best places to live in the world.
There’s plenty to see and do in Zurich. Having long influenced arts and culture, it pays homage to its history with museums, galleries and theatres. Expats will enjoy strolling along the Limmat River that runs through the city, taking in the sight of boats whisking passenger along and lights glinting off its surface. And the medieval Old Town is a rich backdrop for contemporary fashion stores, bookshops, bars, restaurants and clubs. Overall, Zurich has much to offer expats who can negotiate a good salary to get around its high living costs.
Lastly, remember that home is what you make of it and if you need assistance organising your relocation then give the team at Pollards a call. We specialise in taking the headache out of the moving process, so you can focus on more important things, like getting acclimatised to your amazing new city.