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Old 25.11.2012, 14:38
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Re: To move or not to move to Schaffhausen - all info greatly appreciated!

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My husband and I presently live in Zug with our 5 month old daughter and absolutely love it here. Just as we are settling in (making friends, gaining familiarity with the area etc) my husband has been offered a new position in Schaffhausen and we are at a crossroads as to move or not to move? Financially the move would afford us a better savings plan (or spending one!).
Taxes are MUCH higher in Schaffhausen than in Zug, your husband would need a huge salary increase for your family to be financially better off in SH.
See meloncollie's post below.

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Would there be a large international expat community in the area? I know here in Zug we have been spoiled with this (25% of the population are expats) its easy to see people speaking English on the streets, in shops etc
You won't find any other town in Switzerland with a comparable English speaking community as in Zug.

In Schaffhausen the English expats are invisible. I have been often in Schaffhausen, can't remember I have ever heard anyone speaking English.
You will have to learn the local language, the sooner the better.

Further to your criteria, I think Zug is the better choice.
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