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Finding an apartment for rent in the canton of Basel-Stadt

Finding an apartment to rent in the canton of Basel-Stadt is not always easy given the canton’s density, the highest in Switzerland. Here are a few tips for finding an apartment to rent in the canton of Basel-Stadt.

Apartments for rent in the canton of Basel-Stadt: a competitive market

Basel-Stadt is both the smallest (37 km²) of the country’s 26 cantons and the densest. Of course, its capital city is Basel, Switzerland’s third most populous city and its cultural capital. In addition to its high population (173,800 inhabitants), Basel enjoys a strategic geographical location close to the French and German borders. Since the canton instituted a particularly attractive tax policy for companies, it has naturally become a place with lots of jobs, making Basel a city with a tight real estate market.

Looking for an apartment to rent in the canton of Basel-Stadt

Renting an apartment in the canton of Basel-Stadt, in Basel or in Riehen, the canton’s second largest Stadt, may be difficult because available apartments are relatively rare, but the rents are still lower than in Zurich and Geneva: CHF 1,322 on average versus CHF 1,592 and CHF 1,453 for the two other big Swiss urban areas. So to see new ads for apartments for rent in the canton of Basel-Stadt, head to SherlockHomes, the specialist in Swiss real estate searches!

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