If you are from the finance sector, it is important to show a local presence. The postcodes in Zurich show the area you are in, so an 8001 for Kreis 1 is very popular. However, as this area is quite pricey, our local expert, Florian Kappes, suggests that businesses looking to set up in Zurich should seriously consider the outskirts of the city as there is still a lot of business activity. Zurich is a small city compared to other major financial hubs such as London and Frankfurt, and as such these edge of the city locations are cost-effective and are only a short tram ride into the city centre.
The prices for serviced office space can range from between CHF 800 to 1,200 per desk, per month in the prime locations and CHF 600 to 800 in the peripheral areas of the city, depending on the requirements. However, it is worth keeping in mind that these costs usually cover amenities, which may include Internet, meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, reception services, AV equipment and parking.
The total size of the business centres in Zurich is smaller in comparison to other European cities, but within each centre you can find the usual mix of single and team offices. Instant offer a great variety of office types and sizes in Zurich, and are able to accommodate most enquiries, from one person through to 100 or more depending on the specifics.
Why choose Zurich?
While it isn’t the cheapest city in the world to live in, Zurich is often praised as one of the most habitable and prestigious cities and scores highly for work, housing, leisure, education and safety. High-levels of investment in education and two leading universities in the city provide companies with great access to top graduates, while a largely multilingual community adds to the benefits of the location. Zurich also benefits from a first-class infrastructure that enables it to manipulate its central European location.
Five things you probably didn’t know about Zurich:
- St. Peter Church of Zurich is the home of Europe’s largest church clock face
- The 2015 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks Zurich as the second best city in the world to live in
- Almost half the Swiss population live in the Zurich metropolis
- More than 2,700 trains service Zurich Hauptbahnhof every day, enhancing Zurich’s reputation as having one of the world’s busiest public transport systems
- The unemployment rate in Zurich is only 3.6%