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Exceptional Quality of Life

Schaffhausen, the livable and lovable alternative to life in a big city: you’ll find great jobs, desirable and affordable accommodation, a wide range of things to do in your leisure time – and exceptional quality of life!

Get more for less

In Schaffhausen you can get more quality of life for less money. Whether you rent or buy – in Schaffhausen you’ll find property is much more affordable than in neighbouring cantons so at the end of the month you’ll have more money in your pocket than people in nearby Zurich. Spend less on accommodation and your overall cost of living and be able to create your dream home. The cost of living – accommodation, tax, healthcare costs etc – in Schaffhausen is below the Swiss national average and significantly lower than in major cities such as Zurich, Geneva and Zug.

Your dream home
Schaffhausen is the place in which your dream home becomes reality. From modern apartments in the city to old farmhouses in the country – everyone can find what they are looking for here. And you get all of that at very affordable prices. What’s more, since everything is close at hand in Schaffhausen, you can get home in a few minutes and enjoy the evening with your family. More information on living & working in Schaffhausen.

There’s a wide range of education options in the Canton of Schaffhausen. State-run schools are high-performing and easy to get to. From first going to kindergarten to finishing compulsory schooling, all children can access schools right here in the Canton. There’s an International School (ISSH) in Schaffhausen which takes children from kindergarten through to completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, recognised by universities worldwide. Around Schaffhausen, you will also find a number of universities within less than an hour’s travelling time. More information on education & training.



Christoph Schärrer

Adrian Stettler

Economic Promotion
Canton of Schaffhausen

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