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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Switzerland is famous for the high quality of life it offers its residents. Indeed, recently HSBC did a poll among its members and discovered that Switzerland is the world’s favorite destination for expats. Also, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual Better Life Index, Switzerland performs very well on a number of measures including subjective well-being, health status, social connections, environmental quality and personal security. Without question, the implications are positive for the visiting expatriate community. Of course, Switzerland is also famous for it’s outdoors lifestyle, wondrous natural beauty and charming and elegant towns and cities. Given that a majority of the Swiss (particularly in urban areas) speak English, navigating, shopping retail or doing personal business is typically not overly complicated for the visiting expatriate.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Switzerland

nydailynews-switzerland     oecd-switzerland     numbeo-switzerland     expatarrivals-switzerland      expatica     expatinch

internations-switzerland    expatfocus-switzerland     hello-switzerland     geneva-angloinfo        xpatxchange

Cost of Living

Cost of living

The high quality of life Switzerland does not come cheap for the expatriate. Indeed, according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in the Switzerland significantly exceeds the international average. The higher expenses becomes apparent when one purchases housing accommodations, transport, healthcare, groceries, clothing, restaurant meals, hotel accommodations and retail recreational activities. The truth is, Switzerland is almost as famous for its high living costs as it is for its ski slopes. Clearly, if a western expat desires to relocate to Switzerland, he or she is encouraged to negotiate a generous compensation plan that is commensurate with the local living expenses.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Switzerland

expatarrivals-switzerland    numbeo-switzerland     numbeo-zurich     numbeo-geneva     nationmaster-switzerland

Climate

Climate

The Swiss weather varies between regions with far more rainfall in the west of the country. The southern side of the Alps is warmer than the northern side and the temperature drops about one degree Celsius with every 200 meters in altitude. Summertime averages a temperature of 19 degrees Celsius and the winters average 0 degrees Celsius. The wettest month in Switzerland is August.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

Although Switzerland is not in the EU In 1999 it signed an agreement on freedom of movement with the EU which each gave the other’s citizens the right to enter, live and work in its territory. As an EU Citizen you will still need to register with the authorities once you have been in Switzerland for 3 months.

You will also need some documentation for the school in the form of an attested Degree certificate and Police Clearance.

For non EU citizens the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs has a useful Visa requirements and application form page.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world is constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office      US State Department     BBC World News     Al Jazeera

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