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The Price of Everything: Foreign Magazines in Switzerland

Although most of what I read these days is electronic, I am old fashioned when it comes to magazines. So it really bugs me that foreign periodicals are so ridiculously unaffordable at Swiss newsstands.

I mean, who wants to shell out 15 Francs for a simple magazine?!?

I have no idea why, but pricing of American magazines is through the roof in Switzerland. For what it is worth, on a recent visit to Germany it became clear that the same magazines actually cost half in Euros.

So it would not be very "ingenious" to buy a foreign magazine at a kiosk around here now, would it?

However, if you are like me and you still need printed editions of your favorite magazines, check out this (incomplete) list. I have linked the respective titles to the lowest offer I was able to find online (for delivery in Switzerland):

- Better Homes & Gardens (US$34/yr)
- Condé Nast Traveler (CHF105/yr)
- The Economist (CHF190/yr)
- Fortune (CHF86/yr)
- Men's Fitness (US$40/yr)
- Newsweek (CHF96/yr)
- O: The Oprah Magazine (US$61/yr)
- Psychology Today (CHF46/yr)
- TIME Magazine (CHF99/yr)
- US Weekly (US$126/yr)
- VOGUE (CHF115/yr)

If you live abroad, where or how do you get your magazines?

Dimitri Burkhard

As the founder, editor and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of the Swiss Travelwriters Club.

Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.

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