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7 Reasons to Move to Switzerland

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  • Zurich is routinely ranked as one of the top three cities in the world to live in for various reasons. Swiss towns, housing, and food are all of the highest quality. The crime rate is relatively low, so you'd be perfectly secure wandering around alone in the night.

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Switzerland has long been considered one of the most desirable countries for expats to relocate to, thanks to its delicious Lindt chocolate, glistening lakes, and stunning Swiss Alps. So, what draws everyone to Switzerland? Is it just because it is the best? It is beautifully landscaped, has a low crime rate, and is exceptionally clean. You're likely to live a lot longer here, as life expectancy is significantly greater than in other countries. It's no surprise that many celebrities have relocated here throughout the years, with Phil Collins, Shania Twain, and Tina Turner among them. Here’s a list of 7 reasons which will help you realize why you should move to this beautiful country:

1. The healthcare system in Switzerland is administered at the cantonal level:

You will have to pay for your healthcare wherever you go, although the cost may vary. Everyone has access to low-cost health insurance, but the individual must pay for it. PrimApp gives users the option of comparing health insurance quotes online. German, Italian, French, and English are the four languages available in the app. This may appear to be rather expensive, but it is quite reasonable in comparison to the United States. Everyone is covered, regardless of their work, and many companies (especially in the huge pharmaceuticals business) provide their employees private health insurance. You can do it yourself, but it will cost a lot of money, and most high-paying jobs already offer it as a benefit.

2. Amazing job opportunities

Switzerland has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world, and there is a great need for competent professionals. Among the key businesses are banking, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and construction. In addition, Switzerland is home to the headquarters of many of the world's largest multinational corporations, including Nestle, Zurich Insurance, Roche, and Adecco. The United Nations and the International Red Cross are also based there. If you want to improve your chances of landing a job, studying the language of the canton where you want to live and work is a must. However, because many global corporations prefer English-speaking personnel, this is not a must.

3. Higher living standards:

Zurich is routinely ranked as one of the top three cities in the world to live in for various reasons. Swiss towns, housing, and food are all of the highest quality. The crime rate is relatively low, so you'd be perfectly secure wandering around alone in the night. It's odd since there are no beggars on the street and everyone around you appears to be well-off. You can drink from any of the city's public water fountains, and all public areas are kept immaculately clean.

4. In the heart of Europe, with fantastic public transit and travel options:

Germany is an hour away from Zurich, whereas France and Italy are two hours away. Everything else is a short flight away. The trains are all on schedule, and the intra-city and inter-city transportation is excellent. Any faraway site can be pinpointed and reached exclusively by public transportation. Despite not being a member of the European Union, Switzerland is a signatory to the Schengen Treaty. Citizens of visa-exempt nations (such as India and China) can travel freely inside the EU if they live or work in Switzerland.

5. Even during undergrad studies, education is almost free:

Unlike the United States, where an undergrad might cost a mortgage and need your parents to save their entire lives, the best Swiss colleges charge only 500 CHF every semester, regardless of nationality. This applies to world-renowned universities such as ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne and master's programmes.

6. Beautiful mountains and landscape / clean, smog-free air:

The Swiss are extremely concerned about the environment. Air conditioners are discouraged, if not outright prohibited. Even when the temperature reached 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer, we had to rely on fans at home and work. What a nightmare! But, hey, it's better for the environment, and summer doesn't last forever. Another good example is the Gotthard Rail Tunnel, which is being built by the Swiss to reduce the number of trucks traveling between Switzerland and Italy.

7. Food / Chocolate :

The best Swiss chocolate (I'm looking at you, Lindt) isn't available in airports worldwide. You can eat Sprüngli in Switzerland, which, IIRC, has its flagship outlet on Paradeplatz in Zürich, just in front of Credit Suisse and UBS headquarters, and isn't available anywhere else. There is also a decent assortment of Italian, French, and German cuisine in Switzerland.

 

Disclaimer: This is a company release. No HT journalist is involved in creation of this content.

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