Out of all the countries in Europe, Switzerland can often seem the lucky one. Financially secure, naturally beautiful and with citizens who seem to lead a blessed existence – it’s no wonder that people seem to be moving to Switzerland in their droves.
But is the reality really so sweet?
Moving to Switzerland is more or less stressful than moving to any other country in the world, the only difference is it might feel worse because your expectations are so much higher.
Migrants, moving to Switzerland, often imagine that their economic future is now secure, and they will be able to afford luxuries like an expensive Swiss watch just like the man in the advert. What they don’t realise is that Switzerland is a very expensive country to live in – after rent, bills, travel and other essentials, there may not be any money left over for the luxuries.
The other problem that can occur for migrants moving to Switzerland is an inability to create new social networks. The Swiss have a reputation for being polite and courteous, but they are also reserved. Invitations to impromptu dinners, late nights drinking and Sunday lunches are not going to land in the laps of new arrivals in a hurry. This can create a deep sense of loneliness for the migrant and their family, and if extended for too long, can lead to questioning the wisdom of leaving a secure life at home behind.
It isn’t all bad news though. Taking the time to learn about the language (not all four of them, perhaps just the one spoken where you live and work) culture and social habits of the Swiss will help you understand them and take things less personally. The most important thing is to take a realistic view and accept that things will be a little difficult in the beginning.
What doesn’t have to be difficult is moving your belongings when you are moving to Switzerland. Contact European Removal Experts for easy and reliable help. They are experienced, fully-insured and able to help with any questions you might have.