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The population of the Administrative district of Obersimmental-Saanen is currently 16,736, which amounts to a population increase of 1.09% in the past 3 years.

Population data

On average, residents earn CHF 90,570 per year.

8.83% of the population have a university degree, 14.16% have a higher vocational education qualification, 51.78% have an SEK II qualification (school-leaving certificate or apprenticeship), 25.22% are enrolled in compulsory schooling and 0.01% of the population did not indicate their highest level of education.

As a result, the region has high social standards.

0.45% of the population is presently unemployed.


The tax rate for the residential area is 15.51%. It differs from person to person and is based on aspects such as specific income, marital status and the amount of deductions.

In the Administrative district of Obersimmental-Saanen, a married couple on a pension (over 65) pays an average of 19.55% tax, a married couple with two children 10.9% and a couple with no children 14.94%. The tax rate for an unmarried person with no children is 20.24%.

The overall property market

New buildings

The number of newly built apartments in the Administrative district of Obersimmental-Saanen has been rising consistently for 5 years. A total of 620 new apartments were created.

71 of the newly constructed apartments are 1-room apartments, which are perfect for singles.

A total of 160 new 2-room apartments have additionally been constructed.

For families searching for new housing, the 126 apartments and the 150 4-room apartments are ideal.

The newly built accommodation includes 65 5-room apartments and 48 apartments with 6 or more rooms.

Housing stock

New builds have further expanded the supply of housing in the region; there are now a total of 17,607 apartments in the Administrative district of Obersimmental-Saanen.

There are 2,018 1-room apartments on the housing market.

The total number of properties amounts to 3,384 apartments with 2 rooms, 4,628 apartments with 3 rooms and 4,144 apartments with 4 rooms.

Finally, 1,981 5-room apartments and 1,452 spacious apartments with 6 or more rooms are available on the market.

Unoccupied apartments

0.86% of apartments in the Administrative district of Obersimmental-Saanen are empty.

Consequently, 1.14% of the 1-room apartments,

1.07% of the apartments with 2 rooms,

0.76% of the apartments with 3 rooms,

0.85% of apartments with 4 rooms

and 0.71% of the 5-room apartments are currently vacant.

The vacancy rate for apartments with more than 5 rooms is 0.64%; 0.55% of those vacant properties are apartments with at least 6 rooms.

Property market (rental only)

Rent prices for rental properties are, on average, about CHF 1,304 per month.

25% of the rents on offer are cheaper than or equivalent to a monthly rent of CHF 1,065 (25th percentile).

Monthly rents are below CHF 1,700 (75th percentile), or they are equal to this average price.