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What do I need to know before moving to Zurich?

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

"I can recommend the relocation company we used as they are friendly and efficient," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Zurich, Switzerland.

"1. Before moving to Zurich it is important to be familiar with the climate. Zurich is known for its mild weather, with average summer temperatures around 22°C and winter temperatures around 1°C. 2. Research the housing situation in Zurich. Rent in Zurich is generally quite high, so it can be a challenge to find an affordable place to live. 3. Make sure you have the right documents to be able to move to Zurich. Citizens of EU countries, Switzerland and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries do not need a visa or work permit to work and live in Zurich. For non-EU citizens, a valid work permit or a residency permit is required to stay in Zurich. 4. Research and learn some of the local language. Zurich is situated in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, so being able to speak the language might come in handy. 5. Consider the cost of living and healthcare. Zurich is known to be one of the most expensive cities to live in. Healthcare and social insurance are offered through public schemes in Switzerland, so make sure you and your family can receive the necessary health coverage when you move. 6. Plan and research transportation options in advance. Zurich has a good public transportation network, which includes trams, buses and trains," commented one expat who made the move to Zurich, Switzerland.

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