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heyy guys ! i would like to know what are the main things you HAVE to pay for in Switzerland every month (tax,insurance etc...) and im only 18 thank you
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heyy guys ! i would like to know what are the main things you HAVE to pay for in Switzerland every month (tax,insurance etc...) and im only 18 thank you

Welcome to the forum.

If we knew a little about your lifestyle and situation, we would be in a better position to advise you.
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Re: Moving from England to Swiss

Hi there and welcome to the forum...

How are you moving here? For what and under what circumstances, permits?

It will have a baring on what you have to pay and how much..
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Re: Moving from England to Switzerland

Welcome to the Forum.

If you open the Daily Life section of the forum (where you posted this), there is a Sticky at the top, with loads of information about this sort of thing.

Good luck in your hunt.
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The main thing to watch for is the Klugsteuer, or intelligence charge. You will have your IQ tested within 14 days of arrival, and you will be charged a percentage of your monthly income equal to a quarter of your assessed IQ.

No need to worry, though. I don't think you'll find it a heavy burden.
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Re: Moving from England to Switzerland

the reason im moving there is my girlfriend lives there and i really need a change aswell i will most probably be working in a resturant/kebab house and im guessing my monthly earning is from 2000CHF-3000CHF thats what one of the resturant kebab house owners said
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No need to worry, though. I don't think you'll find it a heavy burden.
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DOUGAL: I know it's your lunch break, but couldn't you go out and do some shopping or something?
I forgot to pick up some cowrie shells at the bank this morning, so no shopping for me today!
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the reason im moving there is my girlfriend lives there and i really need a change aswell i will most probably be working in a resturant/kebab house and im guessing my monthly earning is from 2000CHF-3000CHF thats what one of the resturant kebab house owners said

I suggest you read up on Permits/Visas, and accomodation etc.
The salary you mention may cover accomodation and food, but that will be about it. Significant costs to consider would be health insurance, transportation costs , utility bills, i.e. the same liabilities you would have in the UK (Medical Insurance exlcuded).
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...The salary you mention may cover accomodation and food,...
Food's covered. He'll be working in a kebab shop. Accomodation is also covered - he'll be living with his girlfriend... say, Memsav - are you a drummer?
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the reason im moving there is my girlfriend lives there and i really need a change aswell i will most probably be working in a resturant/kebab house and im guessing my monthly earning is from 2000CHF-3000CHF thats what one of the resturant kebab house owners said
More the problem might lie with getting the working permit. Are you of EU citizenship and will you be offered an employment contract? Or were you thinking of coming on a travel / working permit?... not that I know much about those in CH..
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Re: Moving from England to Swiss

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The main thing to watch for is the Klugsteuer, or intelligence charge. You will have your IQ tested within 14 days of arrival, and you will be charged a percentage of your monthly income equal to a quarter of your assessed IQ.

No need to worry, though. I don't think you'll find it a heavy burden.
Uhm, How come I don't have to pay this? Is there an upper limit above which you're exempt?
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Re: Moving from England to Switzerland

im coming over to work there in a resturant/takeaway and yes im a British Citizen
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Re: Moving from England to Switzerland

As a Brit you will get taxed at source, just like at home.
Outgoings as normal; rent, food, transport.
The only thing that is a bit different is that you need to pay your own health insurance. Look at comparis.ch, as a young male probably 250-300chf a month.
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As a Brit you will get taxed at source, just like at home.
Not necessarily.
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Re: Moving from England to Swiss

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The main thing to watch for is the Klugsteuer, or intelligence charge. You will have your IQ tested within 14 days of arrival, and you will be charged a percentage of your monthly income equal to a quarter of your assessed IQ.

No need to worry, though. I don't think you'll find it a heavy burden.
Actually this is perfectly correct.

The authorities actually consult DB on intelligence quota for non-EU but as a Brit you will just have to answer this simple question:

How many times does your age go into DB's age. To make it easier we have multiple choice:

a) 1
b) 3
c) 17
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Re: Moving from England to Switzerland

OP at your age don't even worry about it. Be happy you're with your GF and be happy you're leaving UK!
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