Have your say: What are the major downsides of living in Zurich?
Switzerland’s economic engine. Superb public transport. Perhaps the safest and cleanest metropolis in Europe. It can appear that Zurich has it all. But there are of course some downsides. If you live in Zurich - or have - we’d love to hear from you.
Zurich city is home to more than 400,000 people - or around 1.5 million when the entire canton is taken into account.
Around one third of the residents are foreigners, which is higher than the 25 percent figure for Switzerland as a whole.
As Switzerland’s economic engine, Zurich is responsible for roughly a fifth of the country’s GDP and is the base for dozens of well known domestic and international companies.
The Zurich job market is strong - perhaps the strongest in Switzerland, particularly for International workers.
Wages are also strong as a result, with salaries in various industries among the most competitive in the country.
However, there are of course some downsides to be aware of. If you live in Zurich - or have - we’d love to hear from you.
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