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Numbeo.com stats on Switzerland

Are the stats on Switzerland on Numbeo.com true for most people there? You'll see things like 5000+ USD average disposable income after tax and the highest Local Purchasing Power(How much can you buy with average wage).

Then other people say you earn a lot, but you must spend a lot, so you're not left with much. So, what is true and to what extent?

If you say that it depends on the job, well, I'm studying Mechatronics and Robotics right now. I assume there's no shortage of job opportunities in Robotics or Electrical Engineering
How much would I earn(I know about salary negotiating) after graduating e with work experience being a few summer internships? More importantly, would an engineer have as much disposable income as numbeo.com claims?
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Re: Numbeo.com stats on Switzerland

Disposable income here is one of the highest in the world. Things are expensive but salaries are also high.

On top of that, you can always use your bloated salary to shop from other countries on the cheap.
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Re: Numbeo.com stats on Switzerland

It depends on what you want to spend your disposable income on. Eating out is expensive, some things in the shops (electronics and wine for example) are quite cheap. Owning a car is expensive but public transport is excellent and can be very affordable if you get a GA.

And welcome to the forum BTW (from another Leeds lad)
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Re: Numbeo.com stats on Switzerland

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Are the stats on Switzerland on Numbeo.com true for most people there? You'll see things like 5000+ USD average disposable income after tax and the highest Local Purchasing Power(How much can you buy with average wage).

Then other people say you earn a lot, but you must spend a lot, so you're not left with much. So, what is true and to what extent?

If you say that it depends on the job, well, I'm studying Mechatronics and Robotics right now. I assume there's no shortage of job opportunities in Robotics or Electrical Engineering
How much would I earn(I know about salary negotiating) after graduating e with work experience being a few summer internships? More importantly, would an engineer have as much disposable income as numbeo.com claims?
May depend if you also can speak/write a Swiss language. Don't know your field so you might get away with English only for work, then again you may not.

This may help though.

http://new.abb.com/ch/en/careers/job...ring-graduates
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Re: Numbeo.com stats on Switzerland

Engineering seems to be in decline in Switzerland.

isnt the whole point of disposable income that you spend it
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Re: Numbeo.com stats on Switzerland

As an engineer working close to industry I'd say the expectations set by Numbeo are matched well at the moment.
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It depends on what you want to spend your disposable income on. Eating out is expensive, some things in the shops (electronics and wine for example) are quite cheap. Owning a car is expensive but public transport is excellent and can be very affordable if you get a GA.

And welcome to the forum BTW (from another Leeds lad)
Thanks mate, are you in Switzerland, or looking to go there as well?

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Engineering seems to be in decline in Switzerland.

isnt the whole point of disposable income that you spend it
How come is engineering on the decline in such a country?

Yes, disposable (monthly) income is there to be spent and it's the money you have left after paying tax.
So, again from Numbeo, it's (on average) 5200. Let's include the bills and groceries, both add up to 800-something. You still have 4200-4400 to spend on whatever you want.
Stats: Groceries and Bills

Where I come from, we have fairly good salaries, but prices of everything and bills are high, so you're not left with much. But in Switzerland, you seem to well-off after paying basic expenses.
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