I've noticed that the tPF community is pretty cosmopolitan and definitely very multicultural! So I have a question: are any of you expats, or have you been before? What are your experiences as an expat? The reason I ask is because I'm thinking of relocating to Geneva in the next six months. Every time I think about it, though, I get a sinking feeling - how do you move your life somewhere else? How did you organise housing/transport in the new city? My new job would not cover moving, travel or accommodation expenses, as it is classified as a local position (even though it's through the federal government in my country). More specifically, I suppose, does anyone know anything about the cost of living etc in Geneva? I've looked at so many websites, but would prefer to hear about first hand experiences... any stories would be great!