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Comparative wages?

Say if you earned a comfortable £40k in a relatively expensive part of the uk (Surrey, Oxfordshire etc) what would you need to earn in Switzerland for it to equate to being the same??
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Say if you earned a comfortable £40k in a relatively expensive part of the uk (Surrey, Oxfordshire etc) what would you need to earn in Switzerland for it to equate to being the same??
about 75k chf
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Say if you earned a comfortable £40k in a relatively expensive part of the uk (Surrey, Oxfordshire etc) what would you need to earn in Switzerland for it to equate to being the same??
The fluctuating exchange rate makes it hard to say. Currently, one UK pound = roughly 1.35 CHF. A year ago it was nearer 1.75. So the goalposts are always changing.
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Old 13.07.2011, 01:43
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That's based on the exchange rate, real life (Costs, Skills and Experience) would be 100,000 CHF

For example, IT Support level 2 is approx. 25k to 30 k in the UK, in CH it's 75k to 90k CHF
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Say if you earned a comfortable £40k in a relatively expensive part of the uk (Surrey, Oxfordshire etc) what would you need to earn in Switzerland for it to equate to being the same??
The cost of things exchange rate is about 2;1, however taxes are lower .
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The cost of things exchange rate is about 2;1, however taxes are lower .
But everything else is much more expensive
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Re: Comparative wages?

Yes, things are more expensive, but in general, Swiss people are considerably richer than yaouw.

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Re: Comparative wages?

I would agree that using a 2CHF:1£ exchange rate should give you an equivalent standard of living (depending to some extent on where you want to live - up in the Jura is a fair bit cheaper than in or near Geneva for example).

However, salaries in general are a bit higher, so I would guess that if you are on 40k£ in the UK, you should be looking at a salary of around 100k CHF for an equivalent position.
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