It is in French-speaking Switzerland that parking is cheapest

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It is in French-speaking Switzerland that parking is cheapest


The difference between the cheapest and the most expensive permanent parking card is over CHF 1,000, according to a study by Comparis.


Residents who must park their vehicle in the street must pay sums that vary greatly depending on the city in which they reside (illustrative image).


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Residents who must park their vehicle in the street must pay sums that vary greatly depending on the city in which they reside (illustrative image).


The amount to pay for parking varies greatly from one city to another. The difference between the cheapest and the most expensive permanent parking card is more than 1,000 francs, according to Comparis, which notes that French-speaking Switzerland is on average less expensive.

It is the inhabitants of Wetzikon (ZH) who have to pay the most to park their vehicle: 1080 francs per year. Conversely, the inhabitants of Riehen (BS) pay only 8 francs for an annual card, details Comparis in a communicated aired early Friday morning. Its comparison covers the 40 largest cities in Switzerland.

In French-speaking Switzerland, it is in Lausanne that you have to pay the most (500 francs per year), followed by Friborg (396 francs) and Renens (VD) (360 francs). Conversely, it is in La Chaux-de-Fonds (NE) that it is the most advantageous to park. Local residents only have to pay an administrative fee of 20 francs. Citizens had accepted by a large majority in 2011 that residential parking is free, recalls Comparis.

No coincidence

After La Chaux-de-Fonds, it is in Neuchâtel that it costs the least to park (110 francs per year), followed by Montreux (VD) (170 francs). In the towns of the canton of Geneva, residents must pay 200 francs a year.

Quoted in the press release, Leo Hug, Tax and Levy expert at Comparis, notes that it is no coincidence that the localities in which parking is the most advantageous are also those where the taxes are very high. He added: “in regions where taxation is high, people are less willing to pay more taxes.”

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