Join InterNations

The world's largest expat community

A Comprehensive Guide about Living in Zug

  • Connect with fellow expats in Zug

  • Join exciting events and groups for expats

  • Get information in our expat guides

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Zug

  • Andrey Vasilyev

    I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides.

An amazing community is waiting for you!

Meet internacional people at local events

Socialize, enjoy hobbies, and make friends

Get info, and feel at home abroad!

Life in Zug

Healthcare in Zug

Switzerland is one of the healthiest countries in the world to live in, and this is partly due to the government’s preventative approach to healthcare. Treatment is available from public, subsidized private, or entirely private systems.

As Switzerland offers universal healthcare, all residents are required to have health insurance, which must be purchased within three months of moving to Switzerland. This will cover the cost of medical treatment and hospitalization of the insured party, although it is normal for the insured party to cover the cost of a portion of their treatment.

In case of emergency, Zug residents should dial 112 for the police, fire, or ambulance services. This is a free number that can be reached from a land line, mobile phone or pay phone. There is also a 24-hour number that will help you locate an on-duty doctor, dentist, pharmacist or vet: 0848 133 133.

For more information on the Swiss healthcare system, please refer to our article on Living in Switzerland.

Education in Zug

Another area in which Switzerland excels is education; its system is made up of state-run public schools and independent private schools. Within Zug, there are numerous choices, including several international schools where the primary language of tuition is English. In Zug and the surrounding area there are three international schools and two private schools offering tuition in English.

It is not uncommon for expats living in Zug to send their children to a local school, to give them a chance to improve their language skills and learn about Swiss life. Local public school levels include Kindergarten, Volksschule (elementary school), Gymnasium (secondary school) and Universität (university).

There are no universities in the center of Zug, but the Universität Zurich is within a commutable distance. Universities in Switzerland are some of the top performing in the world.

Transportation in Zug

Switzerland is world-renowned for its efficient transport system, and Zug is no exception. The center of Zug is fairly small — the entire town only covers 8.34 square miles — so many residents choose to walk around the town. The town is also very well served by a rail, bus and boat transport system. For train information, check the website of the SBB — there is even an extensive nighttime network available. For bus and boat information, check the website of the ZVB.

Taxi services are also available, but they will be the most expensive option. Also, be aware that it is customary, but not compulsory, to offer a small tip on top of the fare.

Jun 14, 2024, 8:00 PM
8 attendees
Looking for the greatest party in Zug? Join us at the (...) Protected content (...) , let's meet friends, dance, have a drink, and have a lot of fun! 20.00 Apero - I will update you on the place. 2
Jun 22, 2024, 8:00 PM
12 attendees
SAVE THE DATE The next Zug Lake Festival will take place on June 22, 2024! Planning for the Zug Lake Festival is in full swing! This year, a varied program awaits you on our stages with numerous loca
Jun 27, 2024, 5:00 PM
1 attendee
Every last Thursday of the month it's Splash Night! Whether you want to dance in the water or just relax, DJ Pete will make you forget the stress of everyday life. It starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are avai
Jun 29, 2024, 2:00 PM
8 attendees
Dear DAY DANCERS💃🕺, We have great news: SVNTOS from Portugal will be performing at DAY DANCE on the idyllic (...) Protected content (...) ! He has just gone viral with his hit "Relax My Eyes" an

See all upcoming events for expats in Zug

Our Global Partners