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Re: Moving to Switzerland

Yes, that's true.

with 7500 CHFs i think that i can give a good life two my two children and to my wife.

Yes, protugal is not very good at the moment...

Let me make a strange question..

How much do i pay for a normal lunch when i leave the work to eat?
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Old 17.06.2011, 16:05
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Yes, that's true.

with 7500 CHFs i think that i can give a good life two my two children and to my wife.

Yes, protugal is not very good at the moment...

Let me make a strange question..

How much do i pay for a normal lunch when i leave the work to eat?
If your employer has a cantine, 10-17 CHFs. If you need to eat outside and don't want to eat some kebab on the street, you are looking at 20-30 including a drink. Yes, we know it's a lot.
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

I think that for me and for my wife and my two Kids its ok.
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

it ok for my family 7.500 CHfs, i think.
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

It should be, if you are frugal and not traveling a lot. If one of you is only working part-time (or not at all), that will help. More time at home makes it easier to cook cheap food, and will also cut down your childcare expenses.
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(takes pity on OP - deadlines are such flustersome things, aren't they?)

The average Swiss family with 2 kids has a budget of CHF11083 monthly before tax, or CHF133k/year before tax, and the average Swiss family with three or more kids actually earns slightly less. (Source, in German, sorry)

So you're in the right ballpark. Nearly half of Swiss families with 2+ kids earn less than you will, and they're not starving.
Careful with this assumptions Pedro. I am a Portuguese and i am here for a month.

For example in Portugal, the average income maybe 800 but you can not live with nor even in Porto or even in Lisboa.

You can live of course but you have to flatshare, take your lunch and so on.

Living in Geneva or Zurich is not correlated with the average swiss family. Also Swiss families have help from parents.

Here you need to settle. It is like moving town in Portugal. Where i lived in my city x was sufficient.

When i moved to Lisbon i needed 1,5x.

I would say that 130k for Geneva you are not starving but you wont be rich.

I do not know the rent for a 4,5 apartment but can anybody help?
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I do not know the rent for a 4,5 apartment but can anybody help?
In Geneva itself? Way too expensive. He will have to live somewhere outside and commute. But that's doable; lots of people do it.

I think someone already posted the link to homegate but here it is again:
http://www.homegate.ch/rent/apartmen...ncsubs=default
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

Thank you very very much.

You know portugal and switzerland. Lets say that i eran in Portugal 2000 euros per month (.net salary - after tax apply). Would you leave and go to switzerland with the offer they gave me? Or do you think that i have a better life in Lisbon earning about 2000 .net per month?
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

"live somewhere outside and commute" what is commute? don't undestand the meaning of that word...
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

Commute means the time between home and work.

In Switzerland, the time to commute is very important.

I do not know the work pace where do you work but with 130k definitely i would prefer Switzerland.

See my private message to you.
you do not need childcare if your wife does not have a job for now.
When she has one the minimal wage here is not like Portugal.
You will manage fine with 2 incomings.

And 130k is a lot of money but it is the same as working in Lisbon and Live in Almada.

You have to commute because a 4,5 apartment, the health insurance will take much.

I am single but my company pays my family health insurance: wife and kids.

This would be great. You can try that the company pay you 2 months of a temporary apartment.

But the quality of life here...you will like a lot.
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How can i see your private message?
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Another message. Check it.

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