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Living in Zurich

Zurich is located at the heart of Europe and is one of Switzerland’s most important economic, academic and cultural centers. With its unique location on Lake Zurich, the Alps on the horizon, the many local green spaces and recreation areas, and its urban diversity, it is also one of the most popular cities in the world. This largest of Swiss cities is home to around 420,000 people from more than 170 nations.

With its successful research institutions – UZH, ETH, and the Zürcher Fachhochschule – the City of Zurich is the true seat of tertiary education in Switzerland, as well as a top-flight international research location.

Click on the following headings for a taste of areas that might be of interest in connection with your time in Zurich.

Education and the School System
Health
Insurance
Living Costs
Tax
Parking and Transport Services
Leisure