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Re: Any issues working in Bern but living in Vaud

If you decide on Fribourg canton, just be careful about where to decide to live. It's a bilingual canton, but some areas are mainly French, others German. The city itself is bilingual, but again choose which part carefully. The main city part is French speaking while the other side of the river is German speaking. You'll hear both languages spoken in the city though when you're out and about.
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Re: Any issues working in Bern but living in Vaud

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Thanks everyone for you help with this. It's such a relief to find a forum to be able to sound out such invaluable advice.



So looking at the train timetables and realising that Biel/Bienne is more German speaking, it seems that there are probably two main options we are looking at, namely Neuchatel, and Frigbourg, both with their respective Cantons. Perhaps the biggest questions for us in chosing between these two places.
1) Quality of life based on my income
2) Ease of getting permisison from Neuchatel or Fribourg canton (any non-EU experience in this regard) to reside in these cantons while worknig in Bern.

3) Economic - cheaper rent / lower taxes


Thanks once again.
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Personally I would disagree about Biel/Bienne being predominantly German speaking, it’s bilingual with both french and German speaking schools and people readily speak french.

Neuchâtel has higher taxes than Fribourg but is pretty easygoing when it comes to issuing permits.
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