Housing Costs in Switzerland
"They were much higher but salary made up for the difference. It was a 3 - 1 difference,"
added another person living in Zurich.
"Property is expensive, whether you buy or rent. In the cities of Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Bern, prices can be astronomic,"
explained one expat living in Olten.
"About the same:
Utitlities: about 250 - 300
Garage: 150 per month,"
said another in Zug.
"I think the housing cost itself is about the same as the place we had in the UK. The place itself is a bit smaller though.
Furniture is quite cheap here we found - IKEA etc especially. We had a lot of help from the relocaiton team with this because we don't sepak any German - Peter drove us from shop to shop, we could order what we wanted and then he supervised it being installed before we moved in. This was an absolute godsend as I was pregnant and just couldn't have faced all that as well as the move,"
explained one expat who made the move to Zug.
"As in this share (country village) situation, it was cheaper. There is more competition for utilities than in my country (Australia). However, in my experience, renting a whole apartment was much more expensive than my home country,"
added an expat living in Zurich.
"Higher. Our rent seems to be less than some of our friends though. You can expect to pay 6 thousand francs per month easily for a family home in a good area,"
explained one expat living in Lausanne.