And probably a major factor for increased cost of living is the fact that taxes are low and people have more money IN SWITZERLAND. Funny how you equate all of Europe as one big country.
Absolutely, taxes are low on a European basis (Switzerland is not part of the European Union), and where Metropolit will be, namely Zoug, is the Canton (Swiss state) were you pay the lowest taxes in Switzerland. Local taxes are important and the rate is up to the Canton.
Many firms or sportspeople (ex:Federer) are based in Zoug.