Centrally located within the Greater Zurich area, Winterthur enjoys the thriving economy and high quality of life that the region offers. People who live here will also appreciate the city's rich cultural offers, green surroundings, and endless opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Winterthur offers a variety of career options in healthy working environments. Whether you are looking for a part-time, temporary, or full-time position, there are endless job opportunities in the following industries: industrial engineering, manufacturing, culture & creativity, education, administration, and so on. This city also houses several large companies, including Autoneum and Sulzer, who are also the biggest employers in the region. Although this city is among the most expensive in Europe, it also offers high salaries to guarantee a quality life.
Like elsewhere in Switzerland, the housing market in Winterthur is in high demand, which translates to high rental and buying costs. Since most people choose to rent over buying, expect to spend about 1,650.00 CHF monthly for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre. A three bedroom apartment in the same area averages 2,560 CHF/month. The most sought-after neighbourhoods are located near the city centre. Neuhegi, Härti, and Rossberg are some of the popular neighbourhoods in Winterthur.
Winterthur has a reliable public transport system provided by multiple bus lines and a trolleybus system, which run on different routes. The city's transport system also forms part of the Zurich S-Bahn network. A one-way ticket on public transportation will cost you about 4.40 CHF, while a monthly pass average 150.00 CHF.
Winterthur offers a lot of things to do and see in your spare time. It's famous for its cultural diversity with many museums and art galleries, including the Technorama science museum, Kunstmuseum, Oskar Reinhart collection - Am Römerholz, and Fotomuseum, just to name a few. Other popular attractions include the Wildpark Bruderhaus, Rosengarten, Rhine Falls, etc.