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Old 07.09.2019, 19:04
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Some people can live extremely frugally. Saving money is possible by living in shared accommodation, by growing one's own vegetables (can be done in bottles and pots, even in one room), by always eating at home, by buying very little at all, and getting what one really does need from the Brockenhaus (second-hand shop), never going to the hairdresser or to the movies, etc.

Even so, many would consider Fr. 1700 a very tough way of living. I think it can be done for a while (for example to have time to study or time to do the planning for building up a business) but can probably be sustained long-term only if one is ideologically committed to frugality, or else if one is desperate and has no other options.

To give you an idea how the money would be distributed, here are some standardised budgets, made by Caritas, a well-respected non-profit organisation.
fair enough, but if you can get by with 1700-2500chf each month, then what is the problem with earning 66k annually like someone else pointed out?

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1700 chf after deductions? Taxes, healthcare, rent, commute to work?
Then ok, you will survive easily on 1700 for food, clothes and occasional drinks.

Otherwise forget it, Poverty line in switzerland is at CHF 2300.
is that really the poverty line for single persons?

Last edited by 3Wishes; 07.09.2019 at 19:50. Reason: merging consecutive replies
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