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Located at the crossroads between Switzerland, France and Germany, Basel is a top destination for expatriation. As a major industrial hub, it provides many opportunities to expatriates, especially in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

As a cosmopolitan area, it holds a great historical and cultural wealth as portrayed by its museums and theaters. By moving to Basel, you will live in a dynamic environment.

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With 400,000 inhabitants only, Zurich is not only Switzerland's most densely populated city but also its economic and financial hub. Moving to Zurich for your studies can thus be an exciting experience at all levels.

If you are moving to Switzerland, you will probably need to travel to your workplace or visit the country. Here is an overview of the country's transport network.

Expatriates can easily access to sports clubs and gyms in Switzerland. Each canton has its own sports infrastructure and features.

Do you have queries on Zurich's economy and labor market? How much will you earn there? Find the answers in this article.

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Basel bloggers

Basel Expat's Travel Adventures

5 years ago

A blog about living and traveling abroad by an American family (expats) currently living in Basel.

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5 years ago

Family of 4, living and working in Switzerland, while taking advantage of this central location in Europe to explore.

The Basel Community

6 years ago

A blog especially for English-speaking expats living in the Basel area with info and insights on local customs and courtesies, things to do, events and festivals, how and where to shop, where to find a good physician or dentist, and much, much more.


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