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Swiss Quality of Living

Beautiful Switzerland
Mercer recently published their 2016 Quality of Living Rankings. Not surprisingly, there are several Swiss cities that appear among the global Top 10 of cities with highest quality of living. I mean, who wouldn't want to live in this beautiful, clean and orderly country?! This year, Zurich wins the contest for highest ranked Swiss city before Geneva.

Here is the full Top 10 Cities with highest quality of living:
  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Auckland, New Zealand
  4. Munich, Germany
  5. Vancouver, Canada
  6. Dusseldorf, Germany
  7. Frankfurt, Germany
  8. Geneva, Switzerland
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Sidney, Australia
Another aspect of the Mercery survey covers personal safety for foreigners and their families. In a world full of disputes, safety is definitely an issue to ponder when deciding to move to a foreign country. In terms of personal safety, Switzerland ranks very high. There are three cities in the global Top 10 safest cities. Have a look at the full ranking:
  1. Luxembourg
  2. Bern, Switzerland
  3. Helsinki, Finland
  4. Zurich, Switzerland
  5. Vienna, Austria
  6. Geneva, Switzerland
  7. Stockholm, Sweden
  8. Singapore
  9. Auckland, New Zealand
  10. Wellington, New Zealand

A note aside:
I am aware that there are aspects of life in Switzerland that can be quite challenging for foreigners living here. It can be hard to connect to people and make good friends since we Swiss tend to be a bit more private about our lives than other cultures. Plus, parts of our population aren't exactly welcoming to strangers. However, I can assure you, once you're settled in Switzerland and have built a circle of good friends, you'll be good forever!




© 2016 IRENE WYRSCH "A HUMOROUS GUIDE TO SWITZERLAND" ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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