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Pros and Cons of Living in Geneva

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 06, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Geneva, Switzerland include its high quality of life, excellent public transportation system, and its proximity to the Alps and other outdoor activities. Additionally, Geneva is a safe city with a low crime rate and a strong economy. On the other hand, the cost of living in Geneva is quite high, and the city can be quite crowded during peak tourist season. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who do not speak French or German.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Geneva?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Geneva responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Geneva appreciate the city's high quality of life, excellent public transportation system, and stunning natural beauty. They also enjoy the city's vibrant cultural scene, with its many museums, galleries, and theaters. On the downside, expats and digital nomads may find the cost of living in Geneva to be quite high, and the city can be quite crowded during peak tourist season. Additionally, the city's strict regulations and bureaucracy can be a challenge for those who are not used to it," wrote one expat in Geneva.

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About the Author

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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