The city of Zurich is the economic centre of the canton. By far the most jobs are offered there and numerous companies, especially the very large ones, are located in the city. Consequently, there are huge employment and income gaps between the municipalities. But what are the layers of this “urban-rural divide”? Who is dependent on whom? In the agglomeration, especially on the Gold Coast and the so-called “Pfnüselküste,” which would better be called the “Silver Coast”, lies the money of natural persons. Accordingly, these municipalities contribute the most to the financial equalisation, on which rural regions in particularly rely heavily on. Therefore, the agglomeration is not an in-between of city and countryside, but an important and necessary component of the multi-layered dependency relations of different areas. Both urban and rural regions are dependent on the agglomeration.