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hello everyone.. well, i am an Indian and planning to come and settle in Switzerland in about a couple of months.. soo i just wanted to know the real cost of living(Monthly) over there. And i wish if anyone could help me...!!
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Please read the forum, and search first... General Info / Cost of living
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Cost of living changes hugely depending on location- where are you planning to go- or rather, where have you go a job? Do you have a family or are you on your own? Zurich and Geneva are very expensive- other towns less, some rural areas an awful lot less.
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Welcome to the forum, but do you have an approved job offer already? If not, then you can't just move here I'm afraid. And as said, even if you do it depends on where you're moving to, family if any, etc.
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hello everyone.. well, i am an Indian and planning to come and settle in Switzerland in about a couple of months.. soo i just wanted to know the real cost of living(Monthly) over there. And i wish if anyone could help me...!!
CHF 312/month.
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CHF 312/month day.
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CHF 312/month.

your post was followed by an ad about "the ultimate way to find cheap hotel rooms". EF advertorials are getting more on topic than actual posts 😉
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Fixed that typo for you.
CHF 312/hour.
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thankyou. but i have got through many of these site which show you the cost of living.. but still they lack in some or the other thing.. so still i am pretty unclear about the cost.. thats the reason i posted this thread. so that i could directly ask those ques which i want.. and an exact answer to my questions.
so ill be needing your help too... thanks for the concern..
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thankyou. but i have got through many of these site which show you the cost of living.. but still they lack in some or the other thing.. so still i am pretty unclear about the cost.. thats the reason i posted this thread. so that i could directly ask those ques which i want.. and an exact answer to my questions.
so ill be needing your help too... thanks for the concern..
How can you expect an "exact answer" to a question that is akin to "how long is a piece of string?"

The cost of living is in direct proportion to what you spend...
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How can you expect an "exact answer" to a question that is akin to "how long is a piece of string?"

The cost of living is in direct proportion to what you spend...
And what you earn of course.

Still, the first question to be answered is do you have a firm pre-approved job offer? If the answer to that is no, then you can forget moving here, period.

If the answer is yes, then the questions are:

Where in Switzerland is this job going to be because as a non-EU national you have to live in the same canton that your workplace is based in?
Do you want to be based in a city or out in the rural areas more?
Net monthly salary after deductions?
How many people, i.e. any dependents to be supported?
What do you like to do, i.e. movies, hiking, biking, eating out, etc?
Will you use public transport or buy a car?

Without such info, there's no way anyone can give you a idea of what your particular "real cost of living" might be.
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thankyou. but i have got through many of these site which show you the cost of living.. but still they lack in some or the other thing.. so still i am pretty unclear about the cost.. thats the reason i posted this thread. so that i could directly ask those ques which i want.. and an exact answer to my questions.
so ill be needing your help too... thanks for the concern..




By all means----we will exact answers to direct questions. So far you have had a vague question and you received a very good answer. If you want more details in answers here's some info which might help us help you:


Living:
Where in Switzerland do you plan to live?
In a big city or in the country?
Detached house or apartment?
How many bed rooms?

Any other required amenities? (balcony? garage? garden? bottom floor? Ensuite? Sunlight hours?)


Eating:
How often will you eat out/cook in?
How nice of restaurants do you visit/How extravagant are the meals you produce?
Do you only eat vegetarian? Organic? Kosher?


Leisure:
Do you go to bars/clubs/discos/Pubs? and how often?
Do you drink wine/beer/cocktails?
What sports do you do? How often
What other hobbies do you have? How often do you partake?


Insurance:
How often do you get sick?
Will you be working full time?
Do you require luxury care when sick?
Do you have expensive items to insure?


Transport:
Do you have a car?
Do you need a car?
How nice of a car would you drive?
How far from work/amenities will you live?
Will you travel only by foot or bike?


Communications:
How extensively do you use the telephone?
How extensively do you use a mobile phone?
How extensively do you use the internet?


Shopping needs:
How often do you buy clothes?
How expensive are the clothes you wear?
Do you use a lot of beauty care products?


Travel:
How often do you go on vacation?
How far do you travel?
What level of luxury do you travel?


Savings:
How much do you put aside per month?
Do you invest?


....So yeah there's a lot of factors if you want exact answers, otherwise just use the Big Mac index!
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Cost of living changes hugely depending on location- where are you planning to go- or rather, where have you go a job? Do you have a family or are you on your own? Zurich and Geneva are very expensive- other towns less, some rural areas an awful lot less.
Location, lets say zurich.. M single no family.
So what would be the cost of a small apartment for 1 person in and around the city, or may b sharing with some other person?
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Welcome to the forum, but do you have an approved job offer already? If not, then you can't just move here I'm afraid. And as said, even if you do it depends on where you're moving to, family if any, etc.
Till now i dont have any job offer.. But m pretty sure i can get one.. And m single no dependants..
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How can you expect an "exact answer" to a question that is akin to "how long is a piece of string?"

The cost of living is in direct proportion to what you spend...
Ya, ur right.. But i dnt spend a lot.. M one amoung the most conservative ones..
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Till now i dont have any job offer.. But m pretty sure i can get one.. And m single no dependants..
Ok, stop right there.

Please take a look at this thread:

EU and non-EU Permits, Schengen, Naturalisation.

Specially the part concerning India. Finding a job as an Indian national is not impossible, but you need to read a lot more information because it is certainly not easy peasy.

If you want detailed information, combine answers to the questions other users so nicely put in for you, otherwise it's impossible to actually answer - prices differ A LOT from area to area, even inside Kanton Zürich.
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Location, lets say zurich.. M single no family.
So what would be the cost of a small apartment for 1 person in and around the city, or may b sharing with some other person?


If you had indeed looked at other sites--this would have been a very easy question to answer yourself.


It ranges from just under 300 francs a month to a few thousand a month.
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Ya, ur right.. But i dnt spend a lot.. M one amoung the most conservative ones..
The ETH Zurich estimates it costs a student around CHF 24'000 per year to live, including university fees. Subtract the university fees and you have the cost of living for a student. See the detailed calculation at this link:

https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz...-of-living.pdf
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Till now i dont have any job offer.. But m pretty sure i can get one.. And m single no dependants..
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By all means----we will exact answers to direct questions. So far you have had a vague question and you received a very good answer. If you want more details in answers here's some info which might help us help you:


Living:
Where in Switzerland do you plan to live?
In a big city or in the country?
Detached house or apartment?
How many bed rooms?

Any other required amenities? (balcony? garage? garden? bottom floor? Ensuite? Sunlight hours?)


Eating:
How often will you eat out/cook in?
How nice of restaurants do you visit/How extravagant are the meals you produce?
Do you only eat vegetarian? Organic? Kosher?


Leisure:
Do you go to bars/clubs/discos/Pubs? and how often?
Do you drink wine/beer/cocktails?
What sports do you do? How often
What other hobbies do you have? How often do you partake?


Insurance:
How often do you get sick?
Will you be working full time?
Do you require luxury care when sick?
Do you have expensive items to insure?


Transport:
Do you have a car?
Do you need a car?
How nice of a car would you drive?
How far from work/amenities will you live?
Will you travel only by foot or bike?


Communications:
How extensively do you use the telephone?
How extensively do you use a mobile phone?
How extensively do you use the internet?


Shopping needs:
How often do you buy clothes?
How expensive are the clothes you wear?
Do you use a lot of beauty care products?


Travel:
How often do you go on vacation?
How far do you travel?
What level of luxury do you travel?


Savings:
How much do you put aside per month?
Do you invest?


....So yeah there's a lot of factors if you want exact answers, otherwise just use the Big Mac index!
This list is really awesome chemmie..
Mostly zurich, apartment, 1 bedroom
also tel me the cost of a small detached house with 1bhk.
And also can i share with others in apartment n house??

3 times..
Breakfast with bread n eggs or Nutella cook in
Lunch eat out a good meal in a normal restaurant.
Veg, non veg, organic.. Any kind.. M open

No leisures, no sports, no hobbies in the starting period.. I can restrict them..

And yes what about insurance.. Will that b necessary for me??
No i dnt get sick.. But since ill be changing to other climate lets take Once in a month.. And that would last only 2 days.. And mostly cold or fever.
No cares plz. M self motivated..
And yes.. I can work 10-12 hours
And i wont be possessing any expensive things

No cars in the starting.. Only foot n public transport.. And i can travel 15-20kms one way.

I only use mobile phone.. Calling time max 30 mins per month with 2gb internet on 3g speed..
And what about internet in apartments?? Do they provide?? And WIFI??

No shopping n travelling in starting..
But yess.. As everyone loves to save.. I would consider saving too.. 1000CHF may be if i could..

Thankyou chemmie..
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