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Re: You can't live on less than 70 000 in Switzerland?

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Old 15.02.2011, 09:01
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Maybe a bit OT but I am usually surprised by people asking if an X amount of money is enough to live in Switzerland. Nobody knows for sure how somebody lives or wants to live so they question regardless of information is just a bit silly.
When I was to move here, the first thing I did was took a plane and visited and went into a supermarket, a restaurant, a bakery...I also looked into websites that compared the standard of living of where I was living (the Netherlands) and Switzerland and other countries of course.
Do I make enough money? I am happy to say I do but what is enough for me might not be enough for someone else...
Now back OT I know a lot of people make less than I and a lot of people make a lot more than I do, I just try to be tolerant and respectful with everyone and not assume everybody makes the same I do...
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Old 15.02.2011, 09:15
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I'm living on about 22k chf a year. I'm not married and a student but "surviving" nicely though I'm not living in a major city which makes things a bit cheaper.

True it's not ideal but then student life rarely is. I still got almost 4 years to go so I better not start complaining
once you graduate you'll start to realize that the more you earn the more miserable your life gets..... so enjoy as long as you can. Best times of my life where the years when I had least money to spend.
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Old 15.02.2011, 09:24
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Normally you have either a good salary or a lot of free time. When you have neither, things get a bit bad, since being in a rush is expensive...
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once you graduate you'll start to realize that the more you earn the more miserable your life gets..... so enjoy as long as you can. Best times of my life where the years when I had least money to spend.
the older you get the more miserable life gets. your best years were when you were young. had nothing to do with being poor. imagine if you were young AND rich, it would have been even more awesome.
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Old 15.02.2011, 12:22
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Normally you have either a good salary or a lot of free time.
Unless you're a teacher, in which case you can have both!
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Old 15.02.2011, 13:12
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Old 15.02.2011, 14:16
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Re: You can't live on less than 70 000 in Switzerland?

Actually, you can have both if you are full time employee of industrial company with flexible working hours in R&D which offers you lecturing opportunities at the university, thus extending possibility of taking sabbaticals. Not talking about working from home which is another true paradise

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Old 15.02.2011, 14:19
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Not talking about working from home which is another true paradise
Well, I don't work at home, but I do work 1/2 mile from home (easy 8 minute walk, 4x/day).

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Old 15.02.2011, 14:26
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Well, I don't work at home, but I do work 1/2 mile from home (easy 8 minute walk, 4x/day).

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I didn't know that one can live so close to the pub?
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It's that 0.04 post per day differential that really counts Angela. UTH is a busy worker bee indeed.
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I didn't know that one can live so close to the pub?
It's not, the pub is two miles.

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