A survey of foreigners who die, work and live in Switzerland shows that the city on the knee of the Rhine is one of the top cities in the world. In the rest of Switzerland, friendliness is particularly lacking.
Basel is the second most popular city in the world in terms of quality of life.
Two other Swiss cities have also made it into the world’s top 10.
Geneva, on the other hand, is not that popular with expats.
An expat is a person who lives and, above all, works in a foreign country without naturalization. For example, if you are sent from Germany to work in Switzerland and you live here, you are gilded as an expat.
The Munich-based consulting firm International has started a survey with the aim of finding out which cities are particularly popular around the world. The result is that foreigners working in Switzerland like Basel the most. The high quality of life is mainly valued, such as SRF writes. Accordingly, the city on the knee of the Rhine is behind the largest Swiss city of Zurich, which ranks 34th. As far as quality of life is concerned, Basel even made it into second place. Lausanne and Zurich also make it into the top ten in this category.
Swiss could be friendlier
But there is not only praise from foreigners for our country. In terms of politeness towards foreigners, the survey Mr and Mrs Swiss could still work. Only Lausanne came out in the top half of the ranking in this category. There is also criticism of the high cost of living. They are too high for most expats. In this area you rank all Swiss cities among the last ten. Geneva even comes last.
Surprisingly, world cities and dream travel destinations such as New York and Paris are in the top 10 worst cities for expats.
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