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Muensterplatz in Basel, Switzerland
Muensterplatz in Basel, Switzerland
Muensterplatz in Basel, Switzerland

Living in Switzerland

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Switzerland. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Switzerland on our Switzerland forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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Switzerland is a country rich with tradition, natural beauty and one of the most stable economies in the world. It is, however, also extremely expensive and expats.often report difficult settling into the culture.

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Switzerland GuideSwitzerland Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Switzerland.

Switzerland Forum Switzerland Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Switzerland on our Switzerland forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Switzerland Index Switzerland Index
An index of all of our site's Switzerland information.

Contribute to Switzerland Network Contribute
Help others in Switzerland by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Switzerland.

Expat Healthcare Advice in SwitzerlandHealthcare & Health Insurance in Switzerland

Expats in Switzerland offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Switzerland.

Real Estate in SwitzerlandReal Estate in Switzerland

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Switzerland.

Guide to Real Estate in SwitzerlandGuide to Real Estate in Switzerland

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Switzerland.

Cost of Living in SwitzerlandCost of Living in Switzerland

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Switzerland.

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Expats in Switzerland advise newcomers to join a few expat clubs, learn German (or French / Italian), enjoy the outdoors and travel Europe.

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Advice from expats.in Switzerland on housing search, finding a job in Switzerland, international schools, expat clubs and organizations, learning the language and cost of living. A must read for newcomers and anyone moving to Switzerland.

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