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Living and Working in Switzerland: A Survival Handbook [Paperback]

David Hampshire
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15 Aug 2010 Living and Working
The most comprehensive and best-selling book about living in Switzerland since it was fi rst published in 1988, containing up to twice as much information as similar books. Essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in Switzerland, packed with vital information to help readers save time, trouble and money. Interest in living and working in Switzerland has never been higher than in recent years, and thousands of Britons relocate there each year.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Survival Books (15 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907339329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907339325
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 16.1 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Hampshire was born in England and after serving in the Royal Air Force he was employed for many years in the computer industry, before taking up writing full-time in the '80s. His work has taken him around the world and he has lived and worked in many countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. David is an authority on living, working, retiring and buying property abroad, and is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 titles, including the best-selling Living and Working in America, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, London, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland. David lives in Bath, England with his partner Alexandria.
A complete list of David's books (sole author unless indicated) is shown below:
Buying a Home in Australia - co author
Buying a Home in France
Buying a Home in Italy
Buying a Home in Portugal
Buying a Home in Spain
Buying or Renting a Home in London - co-author
Buying or Renting a Home in Switzerland - co author
Buying Selling & Letting Property
Culture Wise America - co-author
Culture Wise Australia - co-author
Culture Wise England - co-author
Living and Working in America
Living and Working in Australia
Living and Working in Britain
Living and Working in Canada - co-author
Living and Working in France
Living and Working in London - co-author
Living and Working in New Zealand
Living and Working in Spain
Living and Working in Switzerland
Retiring in France
US Immigration Handbook - co-author

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Every expat living in switzerland should have a copy of this on their bookshelf! --The Xpat Xchange

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best book on the subject 23 Jan 2012
As a Brit now living in Switzerland, let me tell you... you NEED a book like this. And a Swiss German girlfriend/wife to sort things out for you...

The book contains loads of useful information, but, yes, you do need to rely on sites like for plenty more advice and tips.

The most essential piece of information will be "How much will I need to earn, to have a fairly good lifestyle in Switzerland". This country is (deep breath) EXPENSIVE.

6 for a pint of beer, anyone ? 4 for a tiny (1 dl) glass of wine ?

Healthcare is expensive, and you MUST have it, you must have a working permit to work here, and register with your local village council, etc, etc. There are loads of tiny (and annoying) rules and laws you need to know about, before you commit serious crimes like attempting to do laundry or mow the lawn on a Sunday!!

If you're thinking of coming to live here, you need a book like this, and this one's pretty excellent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's not really up to date 3 April 2013
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It's not really up to date. Something still reference the 2010 as the date and clearly this should have been stated in the description.
But other than that I like the structure and the details covered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have! 23 Oct 2012
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Worth every penny,a musthave for anyone relocating to Switzerland. We have found this book to be extremely useful and hope to continue to call on it after we relocate
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quite disappointed with this book as it was recommended by the swiss employer and the reviews were great.
I've almost stopped using it as the expat forums contain a lot more relevant info. then this book.
your better of hooking yourself into the expat world online and looking thru their forums.
wish I hadn't bought it now.
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