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Hi there

There's a strong possibility that I may be offered a permanent job in Basel over the next week or so, which would mean relocating my family over from the UK.

If I get offered the position, there's loads of things that I'd like to understand before we decide to commit.

The salary looks like it's going to be around 130,000 CHF but I'd like to get an idea of what the net income would likely to be (after all taxes etc). I have a 14 year old daughter and a 10 year old son. My daughter will almost certainly have to be placed into an International school due to the stage she's at with her education/exams etc. We'd initially thought about putting my son into one too, but we think it's just going to be prohibitive on 1 salary (My wife will be looking for a job immediately but worst case my salary would be all, initially). We think at 10 he could settle into a local school, even if it meant him going back a class or 2.

So the sort of help we're looking for here is to try to determine how affordable it's all likely to be, given we'd be outlaying approx 24-25,000 CHF a year for international schooling after tax etc. and also paying for accomodation, health insurance and so on. While we understand that things may be tighter initially on one salary, as long as it was affordable, then we'd be comfortable in the knowledge that my wife would hopefully manage to get a job relatively quickly (secretarial/admin) to enhance our overall income.

Any help that anyone can provide us with would be really appreciated.

Thanks

Colin
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Old 19.07.2011, 11:35
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Re: Moving to Basel

Hi colin,

Welcome to Switzerland (for when you do move) and the forum.
Use the search function on this forum.
Questions like this have been asked and answered a multitude of times.
I am sure you will find a lot of information.

Good Luck.
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You'll be fine.
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Re: Moving to Basel

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Hi there

There's a strong possibility that I may be offered a permanent job in Basel over the next week or so, which would mean relocating my family over from the UK.

If I get offered the position, there's loads of things that I'd like to understand before we decide to commit.

The salary looks like it's going to be around 130,000 CHF but I'd like to get an idea of what the net income would likely to be (after all taxes etc). I have a 14 year old daughter and a 10 year old son. My daughter will almost certainly have to be placed into an International school due to the stage she's at with her education/exams etc. We'd initially thought about putting my son into one too, but we think it's just going to be prohibitive on 1 salary (My wife will be looking for a job immediately but worst case my salary would be all, initially). We think at 10 he could settle into a local school, even if it meant him going back a class or 2.

So the sort of help we're looking for here is to try to determine how affordable it's all likely to be, given we'd be outlaying approx 24-25,000 CHF a year for international schooling after tax etc. and also paying for accomodation, health insurance and so on. While we understand that things may be tighter initially on one salary, as long as it was affordable, then we'd be comfortable in the knowledge that my wife would hopefully manage to get a job relatively quickly (secretarial/admin) to enhance our overall income.

Any help that anyone can provide us with would be really appreciated.

Thanks

Colin
Hi Colin, good luck with the offer. Have a look at my thread (search under my ID). I tried to get an idea of realistic monthly outgoings for Basel family (bit younger child, but I planned for ISB outgoing).

Also plenty of threads to estimate your take home. Have a look round.
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