What to expect when moving to Switzerland

Hello everyone,

Is there anything you wish you had known before moving to Switzerland? For example, transportation, internet speeds, types of housing, aspects of the culture or social life.

In your opinion, what's the most important thing to know about Switzerland?

When would you recommend someone should begin planning their move to Switzerland?

What were the most helpful ways you found to get organised? For example, did you use a checklist, were there any particularly useful websites or apps?

What advice would you give to future expats preparing to move to Switzerland?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


For me housing was not an issue as that was arranged by company, however, in basel I wish I knew that i would need a bike to get around it is small town and cars not needed and is very well connected even for walking! Come to find out bikes are really expensive here.

Also depending where you coming from it is not cheap living here but as single person you will be ok otherwise living near borders of France and or Germany helps because you can get things cheaper that way.

Be prepared to recycle many things! They are huge on recycling here

Also where I live AC are not standard so in summer you have to put up with the heat.

Other than that I love it!

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