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View Poll Results: Which Swiss city do you reckon would be ideal for young people circa 22 yo ?
Basel 10 15.15%
Bern 1 1.52%
Geneva 4 6.06%
Lugano 0 0%
Luzern 2 3.03%
St. Gallen 1 1.52%
Zurich 36 54.55%
Other 2 3.03%
Lausanne 9 13.64%
Fribourg 1 1.52%
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and....bah, you're only 22, this is the kind of nonsense I used to come out with at 22 as well.
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22 is a magic age. Anything is possible at 22.
Don't ever stop anyone at that age to do what they set their minds to to do!
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Geneva is dead.

It's starting to change.....
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22 is a magic age. Anything is possible at 22.
Don't ever stop anyone at that age to do what they set their minds to to do!
Sada, he asked for opinions, and having lived in both Soho and on the Niederdorf as well as other cities/continents I believe I'm relatively well placed to give that opinion. I'm not "stopping him". He's just comes off as pretty naive.
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I understand.

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Re: Best Swiss City for Young People

If we could broaden the thread title to "Best City for Young People" the easy winner would be Sana'a in Yemen. The mean age of the population is apparently 26. This has little to do with the hip scene and trends, rather the chances of not making it to your forties due to violence, lousy health standards and a bunch of folk munching Qat leaves to keep themselves high. Nice.
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If we could broaden the thread title to "Best City for Young People" the easy winner would be Sana'a in Yemen. The mean age of the population is apparently 26. This has little to do with the hip scene and trends, rather the chances of not making it to your forties due to violence, lousy health standards and a bunch of folk munching Qat leaves to keep high. Nice.
Yeah but the lebanese retaurant just down the road from the old sheraton hotel is excellent
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Old 29.03.2011, 09:52
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What are you going to do here as a self employed man? Conditions are quite difficult here, you can't just start work as a builder, you have to be qualified and have finished a recognised apprenticeship. You can't start a company, you have to be a qualified "Master of your Trade" Have you found out about working life here?
You can start a company. Maybe not in the trades, but definitely in other walks of life.

Given the OP is paying ~50% tax, it seems likely he's a relatively high earner, as that puts him firmly in the 40% tax bracket. Maybe even in the 50%. So I doubt he's a plasterer. Though possibly a plumber...

Once again, there's not really enough information forthcoming to give proper advice.
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I dont really care about the cost of living but what swiss city is the most popular and appealing to people in my age group? unworkable
Hey eamonn90,
I got a bit of luxury advises here for you.
You do speak French do you!

http://www.tsr.ch/emissions/ttc/

click on the video or choose Dossier: Le Luxe
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It's starting to change.....
Yup, it certainly is; it's now decomposing.....
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Re: Best Swiss City for Young People

Another vote for Luzern, although smaller than all the others it's really got a pretty good scene, helped by the expanding university.
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I added a poll - so please vote away.
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Sada, he asked for opinions, and having lived in both Soho and on the Niederdorf as well as other cities/continents I believe I'm relatively well placed to give that opinion. I'm not "stopping him". He's just comes off as pretty naive.
but 8001 is the least place to live in ZH (for me, opinion n stuff ) though is zurich first n best choice. i like basel, as its a bit less posh, more low key, but i like zurich best.
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I added a poll - so please vote away.
where is the -- none-- option?
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I added a poll - so please vote away.
Probably worth adding Lausanne as an option - in Suisse Romande, it seems to be the best choice if you want night life.
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Done - Lausanne and Fribourg added ( max 10 options ). None can be = Other, with a post in thread explaining why.
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Oh yes Fribourg.
I bet he'd (it is a he is it not?) be thrilled to bits to discover that place, just like Canadian_dude was, he he heeeee!!!

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I think, once he referred to it as CowShitBourg.
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My son is 21½ and always moans there are no English speaking wimmen his age here in Bern. (He was born here, but he prefers the English language).
Women? When I was 22, I did not really care what language they spoke...

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Bern. ...........
That's just mean - be less sarcastic and a bit helpful to the OP.

Talking about helpful: As long as we don't know what type of business the OP runs, it is hard to tell - but nightlife in Switzerland is really nowhere near other countries. If I had a company that earns me a decent income and be worried about the UK taxes... I'd probably choose a carribean island instead.
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If you love London life , Zurich will come as a shock. Whilst many cultures live here - the diversity is limited. Do not expect a buzz like London or any other major European city. TBH that has more to do with the mentality that the facilities here - ZH may not be deathly dull but it is in a different league. It's a great city to bring up young children safely !!
There are other cities that you should look at first - Barcelona, Berlin etc but most will be affected by the very similar taxation throughout Europe. New York ? Sydney? Hong Kong?
You location will depend on what you do - can you get a work permit for here?
If you are a die hard MTBer of powderhound that CH has a lot to offer - but so would Italy, France and Austria

You seem to have decided on ZH, or has it been decided for you?... have you been here or spent any time here?
This is really fantastic advice. Get to know the city a bit before deciding to move here permanently.

It's a great place in many ways, but not for everyone.
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Old 29.03.2011, 10:43
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I'm sorry, somebody voted for St Gallen....is there a serious underground scene that we've not been told about? Saying that, is there a secret underground city that we haven't been told about
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