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Expats like Basel best

23.11.2018

Expats find Basel to be the best city in Switzerland, according to a study published by InterNations. Six Swiss cities were analyzed as part of its latest Expat City Ranking.

Basel with Roche and Messe towers (img: Adriano Biondo)

Basel, Zug, Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich and Bern are among the 72 cities around the world analyzed in the Expat Insider City Ranking 2018, published by InterNations. The expat organization also interviewed over 18,000 expats to produce its latest ranking.

Among the six Swiss cities, Basel was ranked the most popular by expats, coming 22nd in the overall ranking. Zug was the second most popular Swiss city, coming in 23rd, while Lausanne (44), Geneva (56), Zurich (57) and Bern (61) all placed in the lower half of the ranking.

Tapei came in first place overall, followed by Singapore, Manama, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. Aachen was the highest ranked European city coming in seventh, while Rome, Jeddah and Riyadh were the three lowest ranked cities.

According to an article by swissinfo, Basel scored particularly well among expats for its economic climate, coming in fifth place in this category. The city on the Rhine came in 10th for quality of life, with expats praising its transport system, and 28th for personal finances and housing. In contrast, 32 per cent said they do not feel at home (compared with 23 per cent worldwide), and 54 per cent said that it is difficult to forge new friendships (compared with 34 per cent worldwide).

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