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Swimming on Lake Zurich in Switzerland
Swimming on Lake Zurich in Switzerland
Swimming on Lake Zurich in Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: With approximately 430,000 people living in Zurich, Switzerland (1.4 million in metro area), this picturesque city on Lake Zurich has a high cost of living and cool summers (highs in the 70s). Foreigners move to Zurich for work and admit that life there is not without its challenges. The Swiss tend to be less welcoming of foreign residents and many are focused on materialistic goals. Tip: get involved in local expat clubs and organizations.

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