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Real Estate in Basel, Switzerland

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Summary: People living in Basel, Switzerland offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Basel? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

How do I find a place to live in Basel?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"I used a relocation agent who showed me multiple neighborhoods and described pros/cons. I then asked colleagues what they thought and went for their recommendations," explained one person living in Basel, Switzerland.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Basel?

"A multi-level city apartment in the center of town. No. It is hard to find an apartment like this. They are highly desirable and usually are taken by Swiss citizens," explained one expat living in Basel, Switzerland.

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What is the average cost of housing in Basel?

If you are thinking about moving to Basel, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"Higher, but an apartment like I had in NYC would have been much more expensive. $3000 per month plus utilities for a two bedroom apartment," added another expat who made the move to Basel.

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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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