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How far does a franc go?

What does a franc really get you in a country considered one of the world's most expensive places to live? Our collection of stories on the topic.

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How much do people make? - wages and salaries

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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.

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.

Highs and lows Is Switzerland really the best place to live and work?

Expat workers tell the best and worst points of living and working in Switzerland compared to other countries.