Prosperity and Stability
Switzerland has the fourth highest per capita gross domestic product worldwide or, when adjusted at purchase power parity, the fifth highest. The high level of motivation of the employees, the strong link between its industry and trade with foreign countries, and the achievements of the services industry are the keys to these economic results. The nominal gross domestic product of USD 36,000 per capita is 60% higher than the EU average and 41% higher than in Germany and Austria.
Switzerland has always been a stable country. The inflation rate in recent years has continually remained below 1% and is, therefore, clearly lower than in the EU and US. Interest rates in Switzerland have remained low because of the high savings rate and large inflows of foreign money.