Western Europe

Zurich

Zurich, also called Tsüri by its locals, is a city that fulfills all the clichés that attach to Switzerland. It runs like clockwork, features serious-looking locals who hurry through the main square of Paradeplatz in business attire and expensive watches, and offers, on clear days, along the gorgeous eponymous lake, a panorama of picturesque mountains with snow-topped peaks and hidden pastures of cows Culturally diverse, located in the heart of Europe, its glamorous Bahnhofstrasse will confront you with posh shops and conversations being conducted in many languages.

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Facts about Zurich

Price Level Index
Zurich
116.8
New York
100.0
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Earnings Level Index
Zurich
129.8
New York
100.0
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2
7
77
Working Time
Zurich
0/ 13.4m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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Purchasing Power Index
Zurich
111.1
New York
100.0
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Did you know…
Benefiting from its location on a lake fed by Alpine meltwater, Switzerland's financial center features more than 1,200 drinking fountains, the highest number of any city in the world.