Living and Working in Switzerland


To live, where others take their holidays.

Switzerland has the best standard of living worldwide.

According to a recent study, Zurich has the best standard of living worldwide. Geneva is in second place, Bern in ninth. No other country has as many of its cities in the top ten listing (Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Worldwide Quality of Living Survey 2007).

So it’s not surprising that Switzerland is such a magnet for highly qualified professionals from abroad.

City, outdoors and free time

Attractiveness for foreign Specialists

Breathtaking landscapes, clear lakes, green forests and the impressive alpine world are all within easy reach of the main towns. Perfect for daily recreation during the summer months (hiking, cycling, swimming or sailing) and in winter (skiing, snowboarding or ice-hockey).

Towns like Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, St Gallen or Zurich are filled with charm, they fuse the modern with the traditional and offer a wide range of cultural activities, a pulsing nightlife and a truly cosmopolitan environment.

The sort distance between residential and work areas, schools and recreational areas enable a healthy work/life balance, socialising, family activities and relaxing in nature.

Besides the high quality Swiss public schools, there are many private international schools. Excellent public transport, extremely low crime rates and one of the best public healthcare systems all enhance the quality of life. Switzerland offers a feeling of security, which is why it’s common to see children walking unaccompanied to school, or people feeling free to walk the streets at night.

Multicultural environment

Switzerland has 7.5 million inhabitants, of which about 20% are foreign (in the cities, 30%). As well as the official languages of Switzerland, which are German, French and Italian, also English is very widespread and always understood in the major towns and cities.

With its central location and diverse range of cultures, Switzerland is renound for its tolerance.