Rent apartment in Zurich

Renting an apartment in Zurich is not easy. Zurich is a separate residential market in Switzerland. We address below the rents, transport connections and the circulation rate of the Zurich housing market.

The picture shows the view from one bank of the Limmat (main river of Zurich) to the Frauenmünster church on a beautiful autumn day in the city of Zurich.

High rate of circulation of the apartments

The Zurich housing market is known for its high turnover rate. Means apartments in demand are incredibly quickly absorbed by the market. This usually happens within a few days or even hours.

This is due to the high demand and the relatively low supply.

The city of Zurich has a population of 436,332 (as of 2021 See Resident population of city of Zurich). This compares with a housing supply of 231,275 apartments (as of 2022 See Zurich housing stock). The average household size in Zurich is 1.98 persons (as of 2021 See Households Switzerland). Which, by the way, is below the Swiss average of 2.19 persons. These figures would lead to a positive result in purely mathematical terms (there would be apartments for theoretically 457,924.5 inhabitants in Zurich), but every real estate market is characterized by certain rational and emotional imbalances. In this case, many people want to live in a geographically small area, where demand thus expands disproportionately. In addition, certain apartments with a higher standard of finish are more in demand.

We are familiar with the market and will be happy to assist you in finding your future home.

 

Zurich rental prices

Rents in the city of Zurich have increased by 859.5% since 1939 (as of Dec 2022 See Zurich Rents)

Rental prices in Zurich for a 2 room apartment

The median gross rent (rent + heating costs + utilities excluding electricity) for a 2-room apartment in Zurich is CHF 1,500, or CHF 26.90 per square meter (as of 2022 rental prices in the city of Zurich). Attention: The rent prices are very different regionally in the city. These values are intended as a guide only. See the comments on rental prices in the city of Zurich.

The following chart shows the percentiles of gross rental prices in Zurich.

Rental prices in Zurich for a 3 room apartment

The median gross rent (rent + heating costs + utilities without electricity) for a 3-room apartment in Zurich is CHF 1,670, or CHF 22.60 per square meter (as of 2022 rental prices in the city of Zurich). Attention: The rent prices are very different regionally in the city. These values are intended as a guide only. See the comments on rental prices in the city of Zurich.

The following chart shows the percentiles of gross rental prices in Zurich.

Rental prices in Zurich for a 4 room apartment

The median gross rent (rent + heating costs + utilities without electricity) for a 4-room apartment in Zurich is CHF 1,982, or CHF 20.20 per square meter (as of 2022 rental prices in the city of Zurich). Attention: The rent prices are very different regionally in the city. These values are intended as a guide only. See the comments on rental prices in the city of Zurich.

The following chart shows the percentiles of gross rental prices in Zurich.

Transport accessibility and importance of Zurich

With its main station, the largest railroad station in Switzerland, and the airport nearby (municipality of Kloten), the city of Zurich is a global hub for business , research and private life. Zurich plays one of the most important roles in Switzerland in various industries that operate worldwide.

 

More information

There would be so much more to write about Zurich. More information about Zurich, such as the climate or the city areas, can be found on Wikipedia, for example.