By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Sep 24, 2021
Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Olten, Switzerland. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know before moving to Olten?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Olten, they said:
"Keep in mind:
- There is no free choice of school for your children, unless you are willing and able to pay for (expensive) private schools. Your children will usually go to school in the quarter you live. If you have specific school preferences for your kids, take this into consideration in the neighborhood choice.
- Not only property prices vary highly between city and countryside, and between the various cantons. Also taxes and costs for (mandatory!) health insurance may vary a lot. Example: the canton of Zug may sound very attractive at first sight, because of the extremely low taxes. You'll quickly find out that this is (more than) compensated by prices for housing. Check out tax and health insurance rates at www.comparis.ch,"
explained one expat living in Olten.
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