Living in Switzerland – Information and counselling online  


In Switzerland, salaries are usually higher than anywhere else. However, everyday life is expensive. Fixed housing fees, insurances, health insurance and taxes are very significant.


  • For newcomers, it is highly advised to establish a detailed budget in order to control daily expenses.
  • Families or individuals with modest revenue must seek counseling on how to establish their budget.
The standard revenue for a budget is the net salary.
Warning !
In Switzerland, housing is very expensive. Be sure to ensure that your rent does not exceed 25% of your net revenue. If you have modest revenue, you should not spend more than 20% for housing.
Health insurance is also very expensive. Be very attentive when comparing the costs of premiums.
Throughout Switzerland, there are many counseling centers that can help you establish a budget. For more efficiency, fill in the budget questionnaire before visiting a center.

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