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Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum and so far has found it quite informative...blah, blah, blah......

My question is whether or not I can live "comfortably" on a salary of 6000CHF (pre-tax) per month. I am hoping to move into the Schaffhausen area. Would it be possible to save as well.
How much would a one bedroom apt cost?? and I don't mean an apt with just the bedroom.
What is cost of living like in general in the area.
What is a "zimmer"....I've come across the term several times in the forum.

Thanks a lot.
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Old 21.02.2011, 14:00
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

Try:

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and this post
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Old 21.02.2011, 14:03
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

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My question is whether or not I can live "comfortably" on a salary of 6000CHF (pre-tax) per month.
You could but CHF 6025 would be much better and give you option to save lot of money.
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Old 21.02.2011, 14:03
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

And about salaries/cost of living, see this most excellent post
FAQ: A brief guide to salaries in Switzerland
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Old 21.02.2011, 14:14
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

A "Zimmer" is just a room. If you rent a "Zimmer" in a "WG" that will be one room in a shared flat (bathroom, kitchen, etc. will be common areas.)

If you rent a "1-Zimmer Wohnung", that will be a studio apartment. A "2-Zimmer Wohnung" will be one bedroom plus a living/dining room. (Kitchen and bathroom don't count as "rooms" in Zürich/Schaffhausen.)
More info: How are rooms/pieces counted in home adverts?



You can live quite well on 6K/month - it's more than most grad students make and we're not starving. If saving is a priority you'll want to limit your restaurant meals/nights out just a bit, and when you do go out you'll want to try and hang mostly with students, waiters, secretaries, etc. rather than the IT/finance/pharma crowd... you'll have just as much fun and your money will go further.
More info: FAQ: A brief guide to salaries in Switzerland
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

Oddly, I thought this was EF. I must have got the wrong forum...
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

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Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum and so far has found it quite informative...blah, blah, blah......

My question is whether or not I can live "comfortably" on a salary of 6000CHF (pre-tax) per month. I am hoping to move into the Schaffhausen area. Would it be possible to save as well.
How much would a one bedroom apt cost?? and I don't mean an apt with just the bedroom.
What is cost of living like in general in the area.
What is a "zimmer"....I've come across the term several times in the forum.

Thanks a lot.
This is a wind-up, right?
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

Two people can live comfortably on 6K so one should aight
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

What a beautiful question! It doesn't get asked often enough, in my opinion.

Welcome to our lovely forum! We hope you will stay and continue to ask questions.

It will be Spring soon; I always imagine trees in blossom and the flowers on my balcony blooming whenever I post on here.
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Oh! And do not forget to press here when you do not know the meaning of a word...and be careful because here in "Switz" zey do not speak English but some barbaric languages!
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

No...really? In my world 6000 CHF brutto is enough for one person. But, really, in WHAT world is'n't 6000 CHF enough for one person? What, do you expect bread to be 100 CHF? Aaaaaaaargh. So, to answer your question: YES, bloody YES, it's enough!!!
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

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Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum and so far has found it quite informative...blah, blah, blah......

My question is whether or not I can live "comfortably" on a salary of 6000CHF (pre-tax) per month. I am hoping to move into the Schaffhausen area. Would it be possible to save as well.
How much would a one bedroom apt cost?? and I don't mean an apt with just the bedroom.
What is cost of living like in general in the area.
What is a "zimmer"....I've come across the term several times in the forum.

Thanks a lot.
Yes defo I would say u could save a couple of grand a month unless you will be supporting someone else then it may just be a grand or so, totally depending on how flash your apartment is and how many times you go out to dine and get merry...

I earn less and have more savings then I did in UK...

You'll be fine!
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Re: Soon to CH - would CHF6K per month be enough ?

This is always so much fun. Some people think 6K is what the maid should get while others have never seen 6K a month and are surprised to find they are not forced to live in a cardboard box.

With 6K a month you shouldn't even have to limit yourself on restaurants, or even live in a little "Zimmer". In fact, you should even be able to get a flat all on your little lonesome without sharing.

Switzerland is expensive but even if you have less than 6K the chances of being reduced to bread and water are quite slim. I wish I had your problems.
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I am new to the forum and so far has found it quite informative... blah, blah, blah.....
Ok... so you caught us on an off day.
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What is a "zimmer"....I've come across the term several times in the forum.
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.... but you'll need more than 6K per month for one.

The reason you've seen this on the forum a lot, is because it's the mods preferred form of transport - perks of the job.
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If it is ,well done.. just a shame we can't bully anymore
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If it is ,well done.. just a shame we can't bully anymore
Well, at least it's a 72K thread, not a 120K thread. I give the OP some credit for that alone.
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Well, at least it's a 72K thread, not a 120K thread. I give the OP some credit for that alone.
I wouldn't be so sure if you get a 13th cheque.

Since the debates round with salary questions again and it seems to be the hottest topic at the moment can you peeps advice me on good investment strategy using Swissquote.
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