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Old 11.02.2019, 12:21
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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At one time I did consider retiring in Germany but I did some research including joining the EF companion forum toytown in Germany and basically there were more cons than pros.
I understand the German lower taxes on pensions only fully applies to people who moved before 2005.

Overall the best solution seems to be to live in Switzerland and take advantage of the lower % taxes and lower % mortgages but near the German border so one can shop at lower prices; even better prices than the Germans themselves because of the tax refunds.

There are plenty of countries out there where your pension money will get you far more than in Switzerland, even taking into account higher taxes.


The best reason to stay in Switzerland is because you like it here.
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