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Moving to Zurich

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Like in whole Switzerland education is taken very seriously and they are also having one of the best educations especially in health care.
  • Preschool/ Kindergarten: is available for children from 32 - 72 months.
  • Primary School: is available for children from 6 - 12 years and is free of charge in public schools.        
  • Lower Secondary School: is available for children from 12-16 years.                                                 
  • Upper Secondary School: from this one you can continue with doing vocational and general education.
  • Vocational School: is available for those who finished their secondary education and takes   2 - 4 years.
General education: is available for those who have finished their vocational educational and want to specialize in their course.


Types of houses:
Zurich is a big city with a big population, because of that it is not possible to have a big villa in Zurich. Most of the population live in rented apartments and houses. Houses differ a lot in their size because if you rent or buy a house in centre of Zurich it will be a smaller house with 3-5 rooms but if you rent or buy a house a bit further from the city you will find bigger houses with 6-9 rooms. 
Rent per month:  Cost in Fr.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,276.38 Fr
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 
1,783.51 Fr.
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,367.30 Fr.
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre  3,397.22 Fr.


Apartment Purchase Price Cost in Fr.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,648.16 Fr.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,000.00 F

Medical Care:

Healthcare is like in whole Switzerland one of the best in the world. Zurich has one the most important University hospital in Europe. There are 5 hospitals in Zurich.
Types of hospitals:
Like mentioned above there are 5 hospitals in Zurich which are split in 1 university hospital, 1 private and 3 government hospitals.
Insurance will only pay your treatment if you have done it at one of the government hospitals or the university hospital. If you choose to go to the private hospital insurance won’t pay the bill for your treatment.


Growing markets:
 The fastest growing job markets in Zurich are:
  • Insurance business
  • Watchmaking
  • ICT 
How to find a job?
Zurich is a big city with lots of opportunities. When you are looking for a job you can do it 3 ways.
Private employment agency: if you are looking for a job you sign up at one of these agencies and they help you to get a job. The ones based in Zurich are Harvey Nash AG, Manpower AG and Swisslinx AG.
Online job adds: if you are looking for a job and you to apply for it immediately by using internet you should visit these websites:            
Newspaper job adverts: for finding a job newspaper can also be very useful especially if you buy Neue Zurcher Zeitung or 24 Emplois in 24 Heures. These newspaper they sell in Zurich and they have all the new job adverts.

Bank Accounts: 

Everybody can open and a bank account and receive money in any currency they want. If you are a foreigner you can also open a bank account but the bank will then look into your earnings and decide how much money you need to deposit to keep your bank account. While opening a bank account you will be asked to show your passport or identity card. If the bank suspects that your money is coming from criminal activities then will reject your request and immediately inform the police.  


Switzerland has different visas for different purposes and visits:
Short term visa: is when you are visiting Switzerland for a family visit, friend visit and as a tourist. You can stay for maximum 90 days.
Long term visa: you will be permitted to stay longer than 90 days in Switzerland. Duration of your visa depends on the reason of your long term stay. If you as a foreigner want to work in Switzerland you must also apply for work permit which once approved comes together with your long term visa. If you are planning to get your degree in Switzerland then you will get a student visa which will be expiring once you are done with the education. Once finished with your education and you want to stay in Switzerland because you have found a job then there is also a possibility of getting a new visa which also includes work permit.

Cost of Living:


Driving Licence:

Foreigners with foreign driver’s license can drive for 12 months with foreign license before they need to exchange it for Swiss one. 
If the language of the driver’s license is recognized by the Swiss authorities (English, German, Italian or French) then you can exchange it for an International one and with that one you can drive without doing any test. 
If you were a resident of the EU before moving to Switzerland than you can exchange you driver’s license for a Swiss one within 12 months, once those 12 months have passed and you haven’t applied for a Swiss one than your license becomes invalid and you have to take the practical test again.Residents from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and USA can exchange their driver’s license for the Swiss one by only doing the theory exam.


The tax rates of Zurich like in the whole Switzerland aren’t high and Switzerland is called tax paradise. Foreigners businesses have also all kinds of deduction just to try get as much as possible businesses. The tax rate is 8,50% but with the deductions it is about 7,7%. VAT rate is 8%.