Renowned around the world for its high living standards, Switzerland is an idyllic and picturesque place to live and work - for those who can afford it. In fact, the country has one of the highest GDP per capita in the world. With the excellent provision of social services, Swiss population enjoys the second highest life expectancy. The country is located in the heartland of Europe, which may explain its international outlook. Switzerland is widely praised by the expats community with over 20% of population coming from abroad.

The country is one of the engines of the future economy boasting one of the highest scores on the Global Innovation Index. The Bribe Payers Index also notes Switzerland as having some of the lowest corruption rates, which feeds the business and investment confidence. Well-educated workforce and the strong economy are also major pillars of success for many Swiss-based businesses.

The top-of-the-class banking expertise and infrastructure ensure a stable inflow of international capital into the country. The decades of experience in the industry and highest standards guarantee privacy, security and protection of international funds. Swiss franc, one of the most stable currency in the world, provides a reliable platform for businesses and individual investors.

Key Facts

Location

West Central Europe

Population

8.37 million

Neighboring countries

Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein

Average temperature (summer)

65°F (19°C)

Average temperature (winter)

32°F (0°C)

Languages

German, French, Italian, Romansh

Form of government

Federal Republic

Corporate tax rate

8.50%

Currency

Swiss franc

GDP

$659.8 billion

GDP growth

1.30%

Inflation

0.70%

Unemployment rate

3.30%

Average salary

$84,000

Key industries

Finance Services, Tourism, Electrical Engineering

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