Cost trends

Cost of living Swiss cities rated most expensive in the world for fun

If it’s cheap recreation and entertainment you want, go to Zurich and Geneva – and keep going.

This content was published on March 19, 2019 12:01 AM

#CHeapSwitzerland How to save money in Switzerland

There’s no denying that Switzerland is pricey, but there are bargains to be had. We’ve crowdsourced some tips from our Facebook community.

How to spend it Here’s what (the new) Swiss ten-franc note will get you

Crisp and yellow, the new CHF10 banknote will soon be in circulation across Switzerland. But what can you buy with it?

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How much do people make? - wages and salaries

Healthy income Doctors’ salaries exceed expectations

The salaries of self-employed doctors in Switzerland are around a third higher than previously thought.

This content was published on October 30, 2018 11:50 AM

Swiss salaries: software developers Do software developers earn less than bus drivers?

A recent report on Swiss salaries left many wondering whether software developers really only earn a mediocre amount compared to other professions.

Swiss salaries: Teachers How well does Switzerland pay its teachers?

In a comparison of Swiss salaries, teachers do fairly well with earnings above many other professions. But is there more to the story? According ...

Swiss salaries: pastors Why do Swiss clergy earn so much?

A recently published guide to Swiss salaries revealed some outliers that intrigued our readers, so we looked into them.

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Everyday expenses

Cost of living Zurich is the world’s second most expensive city

Only Singapore is more expensive than Zurich, finds an economic survey that compared the prices of 150 goods in 133 cities.

This content was published on March 15, 2018 1:01 AM

Disposable income Survey pinpoints least expensive places to live

Switzerland is a notoriously expensive place to live. But a survey on disposable incomes has identified disparities between housing, tax, ...

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Import tariffs Why a steak costs so much more to eat in Switzerland

The WTO says import tariffs explain why steak costs twice as much to eat in Switzerland than the EU.

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Consumer prices Everyday essentials become costlier despite lower inflation

Inflation has fallen in pricey Switzerland, but the cost of some of the more essential things in life keeps going up and up.

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