cost-of-living

cost-of-living

You have found a job in Switzerland, you are seriously thinking to move in, and then you want to evaluate the life quality. Have a look to the following list you may find it helpful!

  • Life costs in Switzerland are high, at least if you compare them to neighbouring countries. According to the Federal Statistical Office, the Swiss price level in 2020 was almost 60% above the price level of the EU27 average.
  • Salaries in Switzerland are high also, and, in general they allow you to comfortably face life costs. According to the FSO, the median wage in Switzerland in 2020 was CHF 6665.
  • One of the major bank, the UBS, publishes a triennial study untitled « Prices and salaries » aiming to compare the purchasing power in different countries.
  • The most important tows (from economic point of views), i.e., Zurich, Geneva and Basel, are at the top of many global classifications for the life quality having high purchasing power, average education level, security etc.
  • If you should negotiate salary, have a look to our page devoted to wages.
  • For more detailed information about costs of life check our summary and/or the Web-pages of the Swiss federal office of statistics.