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Old 28.05.2016, 09:47
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Re: Commute Basel /Zurich or vice versa

I know, it will be challenging to get a flat.
At Glattpark(where there are building a new project, i am in waiting list position
no 450 for a small flat, when i go big,like 2500 sfr per month, i might have a chance).
There is no chance getting a flat below 1000 sfr a month, the competition is rediclious.When looking in zurich itself , the flat will be smaller for the same price as in the surroundings.
I germany i communted for 24 years, so a few months won't kill me.
But it is hard, having nearly no free time at all(currently working 6 days a week for at least 10 hours a day).
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The so called slow lane is indeed faster, for three good reasons.
  • Cars come off at exits, creating movement in that lane
  • Less idiots tail-gating each other, ergo less stop/start driving
  • Mainly trucks and lorries i.e. professional drivers who keep a large buffer distance so they can crawl as opposed to coming to a complete stop
All very well until an overzealous cop decides that you are undertaking and then it's a nice fine and no licence for a few months. Colleagues personal experience.
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Old 28.05.2016, 11:26
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I've always been led to believe that rents are more expensive in Zurich but that it's fully balanced out by the lower tax rate.
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But there is no compensation for the time you are loosing, when you commuting.
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But there is no compensation for the time you are loosing, when you commuting.
Referring to me? My comment is that it would be better to move than commute, even if having to pay more for an apartment (made up for by lower taxes and much lower commuting costs). Plus, all that extra free time! Even if it is in Zurich
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That's my goal, to move back to zurich(or the area).
Don't like commuting very much, sometimes in the evening rush hour at the sbb, you are lucky to find a seat and have a nap(if it is possible).
If you don't , a standing place for the next hour wil be yours(if you are late and arrive 2 mins before the train departs).
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Re: Commute Basel /Zurich or vice versa

I commute each day from Zurich to Basel. It's 1:45 door-to-door each way. I strongly recommend buying a first class GA card. Another idea is to invest in a good set of noise cancelling headsets for the odd time you get on the TGV or ICE train as they tend to have more chatty types on board.
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