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The population of Murten has grown to 9,414 over the past 3 years. This is equivalent to a population increase of 0.72%.


On average, residents earn CHF 74,560 per year.

Of the population, 16.97% have a university degree, 16.34% have completed higher vocational education, 45.02% have an SEK II qualification (school-leaving certificate or apprenticeship), 20.85% are currently enrolled in compulsory schooling and 0.82% of the population did not specify their highest level of education.

Consequently, the area has high social standards.

The unemployment rate currently stands at 0.87%.


12.85% is the tax burden in the region. However, the individual amount of tax paid varies from person to person and is based on income, marital status and the total amount of deductions, among other factors.

In Murten, for instance, a retired couple (over 65) pays an average of 16.17% tax, a married couple with two children 8.78% and a couple with no children 11.99%%. The tax percentage for a single person with no children is 17.88%.

The overall property market

New buildings

Over the last 5 years, 230 apartments have been constructed in Murten.

Of these newly constructed apartments, 9 are 1-room apartments, which are particularly suitable for singles.

The number of newly built 2-room apartments is 32.

Living space for families has also been created: For example, 74 apartments with 3 rooms and 73 4-room apartments were added to the local housing stock.

31 apartments with 5 rooms and 11 apartments with at least 6 rooms have been added to the local housing stock.

Housing stock

Murten now has a total of 4,767 apartments, following additional growth in the housing stock thanks to new construction.

A total of 243 1-room apartments are available on the market.

Additionally, there are 608 apartments with 2 rooms, 1,325 apartments with 3 rooms and 1,373 apartments with 4 rooms.

Finally, 785 5-room apartments and 433 spacious apartments with a minimum of 6 rooms are available in the area.

Vacant apartments

1.09% of apartments in Murten are uninhabited.

This means that 3.31% of the 1-room apartments,

0.83% of all apartments with 2 rooms,

1.06% of the 3-room apartments,

1.24% of the apartments with 4 rooms

and 0.89% of 5-room apartments are unoccupied.

The vacancy rate for apartments with more than 5 rooms is 0.66%; 0.23% of those empty properties are apartments with at least 6 rooms.

Property market (rental only)

The average rent for a flat is CHF 1,550.

A quarter of all rents on offer are cheaper than or equal to a monthly rent of CHF 1,300 (25th percentile).

Monthly rents are lower than CHF 1,805 (75th percentile), or they are equivalent to this average price.