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Property for rent in Switzerland

It is very difficult to find property for rent in Switzerland in both small cities but also in large cities where it is even difficult to find affordable property for rent.

The costs of properties for rent are very high in the cantons of Basel, Geneva and Zurich, where demand greatly exceeds the rental property offer in Switzerland.

For many foreigners who go looking for a property for rent  in Switzerland can be disconcerting because it is delivered completely unfurnished.

By 2020, the costs of properties for rent  in Switzerland suffer a drop of up to 10%.

Last year, rental fees in Switzerland fell by around 2% and should fall by 2.5% in the course of 2019.

In the suburbs, prices have fallen more because the presence of properties for rent  is higher than in the central areas.

This data can be found in all the cities of Switzerland except in Zurich where the prices of properties for rent have increased everywhere.

Properties for rent on the lakefront of Zurich showed the strongest increase compared to all ten districts.

The cities where we advise you to look for the best properties for rent in Switzerland are as follows.

Zurich is the main city and the largest commercial destination in Switzerland. It is home to many international companies operating in the banking, arts and media sectors. Here the cost of living is high and for this reason available properties for rent are rare especially in the city centre.

Geneva is defined as the world's smallest metropolis ,it  is home to the UN headquarters and headquarters of the International Red Cross and it is much more multicultural than Zurich.

Geneva can offer many more rental properties than Zurich, even if it is one of the most expensive cities in Switzerland, mainly due to the high number of diplomats and politicians working there.


Bern is the best city to find property for rent in Switzerland, it is the de facto capital of the country and is also an important destination in Switzerland as important political decisions are taken in this city. Perfect for those looking for a quieter city.


Winterthur is the sixth largest city in Switzerland. It is located in the canton of Zurich and is chosen to find properties for rent in Switzerland especially as an educational and cultural centre. Rental prices are much lower than in Zurich or Bern.

Lausanne is especially popular with families with young children looking for properties for rent in Switzerland as it is very close to Lake Geneva and has a very low crime rate. Lausanne is also a university and multicultural city.


Basel is a university city and is often considered the cultural capital of Switzerland. It is a small and welcoming city in the north-west of Switzerland.

Lugano is considered the capital of the Italian-speaking part of the country and has a rich rental property market.

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