According to data from comparis.ch, Switzerland’s most expensive apartments are found in Zurich, Maloja – home to Saint-Moritz, and Lavaux-Oron.
One square metre will cost you CHF 12,250 (US$ 13,000) in Zurich, CHF 11,500 in Maloja and CHF 11,250 in Lavaux-Oron. Lavaux-Oron contains posh parts of Greater Lausanne, such as Lutry, and the UNESCO-listed wine terraces of Lavaux on the shore of Lake Geneva. Lausanne, where one square metre costs over CHF 9,500, is not far behind Lavaux.
The cheapest apartments are found in Rarogne in Valais (CHF 2,750 per square metre), La Chaux-de-Fonds and Locle (CHF 3,250 per square metre).
The most expensive houses are in Höfe, Meilen and Zug. A house in these locations with 5.5 to 6.5 rooms costs a minimum of CHF 2 million. If you’re looking for a cheap house, the best bet is Porrentruy in Jura (CHF 350,000), Leventina, in Ticino (CHF 400,000) or Rarogne in Valais (CHF 500,000).
Number crunchers at the university EPFZ took data from 1,611,000 property advertisements from 2005 until 2017. The prices are based on listed prices rather than final transaction prices, which are different.
Increases in apartment and house prices by region can be seen here.