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The number of inhabitants in Val-de-Ruz has grown by 2.31% in the past 3 years, to 17,410 inhabitants.

Population statistics

Average income is CHF 70,740.

16.11%% of the population have a university degree, 12.09% have completed higher vocational training, 49.32% of the population have an SEK II qualification (school-leaving certificate or apprenticeship) and 22.49% of residents are currently enrolled in compulsory schooling.

This means the residential area has high social standards and an educated population.

1.04% of the population is presently unemployed.


The total tax burden in the region is 16.01%. Aspects such as income, marital status and the overall level of deductions help to determine the tax rate.

In Val-de-Ruz, for instance, a retired couple (over 65) pays an average of 20.12% tax, a couple with two children 11.11% and a childless couple 15.1%%. The rate of taxation for an unmarried person with no children is 21.7%.

The property market overall

New builds

In the last 5 years, 315 apartments have been constructed in Val-de-Ruz.

One-room apartments account for 5 of the newly built apartments – ideal for singles.

42 of the newly constructed apartments are also 2-room apartments.

In addition, 41 3-room apartments and 127 4-room apartments have been built.

For people looking for more living space, 83 5-room apartments and 17 apartments with a minimum of 6 rooms have been created.

Housing stock

Val-de-Ruz now has a total of 8,563 apartments, following additional expansion of the pool of local housing as a result of new construction.

The total number of 1-room apartments amounts to 295.

In terms of medium-sized to large apartments, the housing supply includes 2,148 apartments with 2 rooms, 2,554 3-room apartments and 1,763 with 4 rooms.

The 5-room apartments also constitute a total of 1,763 properties, while the apartments with 6 rooms or more account for 938.

Empty apartments

There is a 0.74% vacancy rate in Val-de-Ruz.

This means that 2.03% of the 1-room apartments,

0.46% of the apartments with 2 rooms,

1.45% of the 3-room apartments,

0.67% of apartments with 4 rooms

and 0.28% of 5-room apartments are empty.

The vacancy rate for apartments with 6 rooms is 0.19%.

Property market (rental only)

An average of CHF 1,260 is required to rent a property.

In terms of the available rents, a quarter of them are equivalent to or cheaper than a monthly rent of CHF 1,059.

Finally, 75% of monthly rents are less than CHF 1,510, or are equal to this amount.