Typical Swiss – chocolate, banking and watches …?

Typical Swiss – chocolate, banking and watches …?

People say that different countries have different customs. The Swiss, too, have some typical quirks and behaviours that make them immediately identifiable to others. How do you recognize a typical Swiss?   1. The Swiss people are multilingual In Switzerland,

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All about the money: What is the Swiss franc?

All about the money: What is the Swiss franc?

The Swiss franc is the currency of the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein. It is divided into 100 centimes. The currency symbol is Fr. and its ISO abbreviation is CHF. The abbreviation Rp is used for centimes. In

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Banking in Switzerland

Banking in Switzerland

Switzerland is well known for its banks and money. For many years now, the country has been a popular place for financial investments and foreign accounts. This is due in part to the confidentiality that the banks offer their clients.

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Living in Germany and working in Switzerland

There are thousands of cross-border workers in the Lake Constance and Breisgau region who choose to combine the best of two worlds: they live in Germany and work in Switzerland.  Salaries are higher in Switzerland and taxes and social security

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All you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland

All you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland

What is different about health insurance in Switzerland? Every country has different laws pertaining to health insurance and Switzerland is no exception. Here, it is mandatory to take out private health insurance yourself. There are some exceptions, however. For instance,

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How to find an apartment in Switzerland

How to find an apartment in Switzerland

The right time to move As you may have found out already, there are certain things you need to know when moving to Switzerland. One of them is how to go about finding accommodation. There are generally three big moving

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What type of permit do I need to stay in Switzerland?

What type of permit do I need to stay in Switzerland?

First and most importantly, anyone who stays in Switzerland for more than three months must have a residence permit. A residence permit, also known as a foreigner’s ID card, is issued by the Cantonal Migration Office responsible for your place

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Taxation in Switzerland Income Tax

Taxation in Switzerland Income Tax

In Switzerland, tax is levied on the federal, cantonal and communal level. The federal  tax is levied on your income, whereas the 26 cantons and approximately 2400 communes levy tax both on income and property. As is typical for Switzerland’s

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learning Swiss German

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learning Swiss German

This is how to start If you are already catching up on your favorite German and Swiss TV shows, movies and pop stars to help you brush up your listening skills, why not start dipping into Swiss culture too? I

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Working in Switzerland: How you succeed!

All you need to know about working in Switzerland If you are an EU citizen, you don’t need a work permit for Switzerland. Thanks to the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU, any EU citizen may work in Switzerland;

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