There are such things as trains, buses, and roads, which allow you to go to suburbs in no time.Cheaper, larger flats outside the city centre? Where do you think a foreigner is going to live and earn a living in Switzerland if not the city centres.
Uh? 2.3% of flats in Switzerland are empty, in Locarno it's 8%. They built far too much over the last years, and now they have a problem of oversupply.There are NOT cheaper flats, AND getting flats is highly competitive. Forget buying, as there is almost nothing for sale.
Depending on the place, of course flats are cheaper in Switzerland. Not in Zurich city centre, of course. Below I show you an advertisement for a 8 room house in Epauvillier, 1 hour by car from Basel. A 3000 sq. ft., 8 room house with a garden for 2.5 million HKD? Not cheaper than HK?
Flats in the city centre are expensive, but then salaries are much higher than in HK for "normal" people. Hell, a fresh HK university graduate may earn HK18,000, less than half of a fresh Swiss university graduate.
That house corresponds to a 5 year salary of a fresh university graduate. A 700 sq. ft. village house in HK might correspond to 23 years of salary of a fresh HK university graduate! Please don't say flats in Switzerland are not cheaper, and there is nothing for sale!
This makes you an expert of Europe!I think you haven't quite understood something from my previous posts, and Kowloon72 is pointing this out: I have already experienced the excitement of exploring Europe and its culture. I have a master's degree in a European cultural topic for heaven's sake!
Though you are right, there are many parts of Asia which are very beautiful, but staying in HK because it's in the same continent as the Himalayas is a bit silly.
Anyway, to each its own!