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I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF per year. Can I live with that money in Zurich?

I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF gross per year from a well-known multinational company plus 7.5% of the annual salary as a bonus. I am a senior engineering manager. I wonder if this annual salary is enough for me and my family (a wife and 2 kids 6 and 4 years old) to live in Zurich. Can I afford rent and children kindergarten? They also offer me a relocation package but I do not have any details yet.. what should I expect??? Thanks in advance for those who will answer.!!
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Old 22.08.2011, 18:15
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Old 22.08.2011, 18:15
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I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF gross per year from a well-known multinational company plus 7.5% of the annual salary as a bonus. I am a senior engineering manager. I wonder if this annual salary is enough for me and my family (a wife and 2 kids 6 and 4 years old) to live in Zurich. Can I afford rent and children kindergarten? They also offer me a relocation package but I do not have any details yet.. what should I expect??? Thanks in advance for those who will answer.!!
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Old 22.08.2011, 18:17
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Re: I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF per year. Can I live with that money in Zurich?

OK guys - Take a deep breath and calm down everyone. It's been a long hot day...

Thanos073 - Have a little peep at the relevant Threads in here before too many members accuse you of not having done your homework...

...and Welcome to the Forum.
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I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF gross per year from a well-known multinational company plus 7.5% of the annual salary as a bonus. I am a senior engineering manager. I wonder if this annual salary is enough for me and my family (a wife and 2 kids 6 and 4 years old) to live in Zurich. Can I afford rent and children kindergarten? They also offer me a relocation package but I do not have any details yet.. what should I expect??? Thanks in advance for those who will answer.!!
is it abb?
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Old 22.08.2011, 18:24
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Re: I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF per year. Can I live with that money in Zurich?

I suppose if you manage to only eat lentils on workdays and get around on a secondhand bicycle then you might just scrape by on 155.000.-
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That will barely cover housing...
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Re: I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF per year. Can I live with that money in Zurich?

how much is that in chocolate ?
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Old 22.08.2011, 18:31
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Re: I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF per year. Can I live with that money in Zurich?

if you don't mind drinking from a chipped teacup.

Without milk.

Or sugar.

Or tea.
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Old 22.08.2011, 18:32
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Re: I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF per year. Can I live with that money in Zurich?

Isn't billag 160k next year?? so op won't even be able to watch swiss tv
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Old 22.08.2011, 18:33
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Re: I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF per year. Can I live with that money in Zurich?

If you are willing to share your apartment with three other families (one room each), then yes! otherwise, No!
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Re: I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF per year. Can I live with that money in Zurich?

Rent for a house or a small apartment? You could find an apartment as cheap as 2500 or a house that costs 15K/month. Less if you know how to live cheap, more if you need guest bedrooms and pool.
Even if your kids go to private school (figure 40-50K for the pair, who's counting 10K one way or the other?) and you take that right off the top you'll still be making about double the average wage here.

I'd go clothes shopping.

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a single can barely live here on 120K per year

so you'd have 35K/year for the kidergarten

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Re: I have a job offer of 155.000 CHF per year. Can I live with that money in Zurich?

Thanks for the answers guys. The issue is crucial though!
At the moment I live in Italy and things are pretty rough here!!!
So I am thinking about moving in Zurich.
I will rent a flat in Oerlikon or Hoengg. Lifestyle normal, kids at public school...
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You'll be fine, worry more about how your wife and kids will adapt.

Especially your wife.
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Thanks for the answers guys. The issue is crucial though!
At the moment I live in Italy and things are pretty rough here!!!
So I am thinking about moving in Zurich.
I will rent a flat in Oerlikon or Hoengg. Lifestyle normal, kids at public school...
I wouldn't personally live in Oerlikon, move a bit further out, anywhere on the s6 train line even as far as baden, a nice village, eg Otelfingen

155k is plenty, over double the average wage, you'll live well, assuming you don't have expensive habbits

ps I work in oerlikon, the new bit it ok, bit its really not somewhere I'd want to bring kids up in
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You'll be fine, worry more about how your wife and kids will adapt.

Especially your wife.
Thanks!. My kids are young. I have talked to specialists and they assured me that they can learn the language fast! MY wife wants also to live Italy immediately. I think that we will be better in Zurich... we will see...

thanks for the answers anyway.
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I wouldn't personally live in Oerlikon, move a bit further out, anywhere on the s6 train line even as far as baden, a nice village, eg Otelfingen

155k is plenty, over double the average wage, you'll live well, assuming you don't have expensive habbits

ps I work in oerlikon, the new bit it ok, bit its really not somewhere I'd want to bring kids up in
Thanks Bigblue 2.
I will have 1 month a flat free from the company, so I will have plenty of time to look for an apartment. which other places do you recommend within the s-bahn net?
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