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What do I need to know before retiring in Basel?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Basel, they said...

"Before retiring in Basel, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than in many other countries. They should also be aware of the language barrier, as the majority of the population speaks German. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system and the availability of medical services in the area. It is also important to understand the tax system and the regulations for obtaining a residence permit. Finally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs to ensure a smooth transition into their new home," said another expat in Basel, Switzerland.

"Watch out for the landlords. Protect yourself as the business people appear, but are not, honest. They have little ethics. The city is central to everything and getting around is easy. If you like culture, this city has a lot to offer. The food is terrible. It is very expensive to live there. There are no provisions for working women. Men are very chauvinistic. I made a number of friends and do like the Swiss, but watch out for the ethical guidelines as they are not like ours," wrote a member who made the move to Basel, Switzerland.

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