Moving to Switzerland in 2019 : the complete guide

More and more people are trying to find their ideal size by changing their country of residence and moving elsewhere. Among the most sought-after destinations, immediately following the paradisiacal places, we find her, known to the world for the strong economic-financial balance she enjoys: we are talking about Switzerland. 

Every year, there are many young people but also families who consider this country, to start from scratch. Have you ever thought of taking such a step? Are you interested in buying a property in Switzerland but there are too many doubts that assail you? Don't worry! At Realigro we have the solution for you that will make you ponder your choice in total peace of mind and without worries.  In fact, we have created a mini guide made to measure for you. We will touch on the salient points that will allow you to answer the various main questions. After you have finished reading this article, you will no longer have any doubt! So, what are you waiting for? Make yourself comfortable and write down all our advice! 

                 

Let's start with a brief introduction about this country. What distinguishes this country from the others? The OSCE has defined Switzerland as one of the countries where people live best and where the level of well-being perceived by the population is the highest in the world. This is not surprising when you consider that the unemployment rate is currently below 2% and that job offers in all sectors are always particularly active.  Like all rich countries, Switzerland enjoys an incredible, but private, health system. The languages spoken in Switzerland are different, which is also why future investors are encouraged to look for a property in a country where it is easy to communicate. Italian, German, French and Romansh are the main languages, but of course English is also widely spoken. So, an open nation, modern but also rich in opportunities. So, what do you have to do to access this little corner of happiness?

There are different types of visas that Switzerland offers to future citizens. The main ones are as follows: 

-visa L: a document that is obtained after signing an employment contract for at least three months up to a maximum of one year. 

- Permit B visa: issued only after having obtained an employment contract valid for 1 to 5 years (subsequently converted into C).

- visa permit G : issued only to those who, although living in Switzerland, have their domicile in another neighbouring country.

Another question that is often asked is the cost of living. Also in this case, we decided to draw up a small list, based on the basket of goods, to better understand what is the level (in terms of cost) that is found in this country. 

Lunch or Dinner in the Restaurant 21,19 € (24,00 CHF)

Water (33 dl) 2.92 € (3.31 CHF)

Milk (1 liter) 5.32 € (6.02 CHF)

Bread (500 grams) 2.12 € (2.40 CHF)

Single ticket (local transport) 2.83 € (3.20 CHF)

Electricity, Heating, Water, MSW 161.03 € (182.36 CHF) 

As a first approximation, it is possible to understand that this country is actually far from being cheap for its citizens. However, this is justifiable if we consider the high level that each sector manages to achieve and the level of well-being felt by all inhabitants. And now, the highlight of our guide: how much does it cost to buy a property in Switzerland? The cost of a property is undoubtedly one of the main items to be analyzed for investors. One thing is certain: Switzerland is very expensive in terms of real estate, especially in the areas of Lugano, Zurich and Bern. As for the cost of rent, a studio apartment is around 800 Swiss francs per month, while to buy a property you start from 130,000 euros.

So, what are you waiting for?  We wish you a good trip to discover this wonderful place.

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