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Old 28.03.2020, 14:28
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Re: Retirement dilemma

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It can be tough indeed. But thinking of those cases, would, for instance, such a specialised hearing aid be available in another country and covered?

When I mentionned re-location, I meant within Switzerland, not abroad.
In some regions, you can get a decent flat for 500.- and buy a nice house for 500k- with a cheap mortgage which will reduce tax.
The person had to pay for the hearing aid themselves, and probably still will. It was sourced in a European country, and the next model, as needed, probably still will be. But all the other living costs will drop substantially, making it so much more possible to save up to afford the hearing aid.

As I understand it, a pensioner who has a low pension and no or very little savings is highly unlikely to qualify for a mortgage.

A rental of Fr. 500 is appealing, that's true. What could one get, for that? Is there no accommodation shortage, as in the cities? Could such an appartment be found in a location that's suitable for someone with restricted mobility?

And are the wages for carers are similarly proportionately lower, where you live, than in Swiss cities?
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