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Old 04.10.2011, 20:38
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Re: Cost of Living - Frankfurt 60K € vs Zurich 90K CHF

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The GBP/CHF fx rate has been below 2.00 for 3 years (Sept 08) and only briefly touched 2.40 in 2007.

Nevertheless, the cost of food and eating out here is outrageous at whatever fx rate you impose.....a (very average) main course chicken madras at 29 CHF in lausanne would still be £12 at the mythical 2.40 fx rate and £20 now. You would be pushed to pay £7 in London, and could eat yourself senseless for the same 29CHF equivalent.

Everything is 30-130% cheaper in the shops 15 miles away in France! Even Swiss goods!
Apologies...what I meant to say was that everything in the Swiss shops (including Swiss goods) is/are 30-130% more expensive here than in the French equivalents 15 miles away...sorry!
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Re: Cost of Living - Frankfurt 60K € vs Zurich 90K CHF

1. Food -shop in France
2. Rent 1.5 but 30 min away from Zurich. Train connection is perfect.
3. Get standard health plan, min cost. any private will be very expensive
4. dentist- keep in Germany

You will have a good saving done. 90K today is not bad at all. You are lucky that you got an offer...
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