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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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Some people prefer becoming a homeowner once they settle. Often, people buy real estate in their home country. But for expats who have long-term plans of staying in a foreign country, the idea of purchasing real estate in their country of residence may be appealing. However, there are some restrictions on homeownership by foreigners in Switzerland. In this article, you will discover some rules and the real estate market reality in Zurich.

Moving to a new city in a foreign country is a big and important decision in your life. When you get that opportunity to leave the place that you are so familiar with to start a new life in a foreign country, it may be daunting and you may not know what to expect. Here, in this article, you will be introduced to things that you should have an idea about before moving to Zurich.

If you are a food lover and somehow got a chance to move to Zurich, congratulations, you have come to the right place! With the constant addition of new cafés and restaurants, the food scene in Zurich is as vibrant and fast-changing as the city itself. Together with traditional Swiss cuisine and Zurich specialities, you will never go hungry or bored on any day of the year in this city.

Congratulations! You have got a job offer in Zurich and have found accommodation in the city. Whats next? Looking into ways to commute to work! In Zurich, there are many different options available. You do not have to live very close to your workplace if thats your choice, as the public transportation system here is very reliable. From driving, biking to taking public transport, there must be a way that suits your needs, even in the weekends for leisure.

If you want an exciting life in your new city, start by building your social network. If you want a thriving career, develop your professional network! As the leading business hub of Switzerland, in Zurich, you will never run out of opportunities to meet other professionals. From your current workplace to a small, unknown company across the street, networking opportunities are everywhere if you dig a bit harder and deeper into it. In this article, we will give you a few ideas on how to get started.

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