Additional information


The number of inhabitants in Appenzell has risen to 5,864. This is equivalent to an increase of 1.49% over 3 years.

Population statistics

Average income is CHF 87,395.

Of the population, 11.39% have a university degree, 14.84% have completed higher vocational education, 48.53% have an SEK II qualification (school-leaving certificate or apprenticeship) and 25.24% of residents are currently enrolled in compulsory schooling.

Consequently, this area has high social standards and an educated population.

The unemployment rate is 0.43%.


9.47% is the rate of taxation in the region. However, the individual amount of tax paid varies from person to person and is based on income, marital status and the amount of deductions, among other factors.

In Appenzell, the tax rate for unmarried people with no children is 12.54%. A married couple on a pension (over 65) pays an average of 12.18%, a married couple with two children 6.6% and a childless couple 8.67%%.

The overall property market

New buildings

Appenzell has seen the construction of 138 new apartments in the last 5 years.

Of these new-build apartments, 12 are 2-room apartments.

A total of 29 new 3-room apartments and 46 4-room apartments were built.

For people looking for more spacious accommodation, 25 5-room apartments and 26 apartments with a minimum of 6 rooms have been constructed.

Given the large number of spacious apartments in Appenzell, it is certainly a desirable location for families to live.

Housing stock

Appenzell now has a total of 3,088 apartments, following further growth in the pool of local housing thanks to new construction.

The total number of 1-room apartments amounts to 168.

Additionally, there are 357 apartments with 2 rooms, 666 apartments with 3 rooms and 694 apartments with a full 4 rooms.

Finally, the stock of 5-room properties includes 481 apartments, and there are also 722 large apartments with 6 rooms or more.

Empty apartments

1.79% of apartments in Appenzell are uninhabited.

Consequently, 5.49% of the 1-room apartments,

3.16% of all 2-room apartments,

1.69% of apartments with 3 rooms,

1.62% of the apartments with 4 rooms

and 0.64% of apartments with 5 rooms are presently unoccupied.

Apartments with more than 5 rooms have a vacancy rate of 1.02%; 1.28%% of this value refers to apartments with more than 6 rooms.

Housing market (letting only)

The average rent for a property in the region is CHF 1,440.

25% of all rents on offer are below a monthly rent of CHF 1,200, or they are equal to this amount (25th percentile).

Finally, 75% of monthly rents are cheaper than CHF 1,770, or are equivalent to this amount.