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yeah but Drive-thru @ The Beer Store..............
Don't they call it BP or Esso here?
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I'll help you out here as you seem to be 'hard of reading'.

Read back some of the post you will see words like 'majority', 'more than likely' etc. meaning there is a minority and there is room for some that do not fall into the category.

And if you read really hard, this op states in one of the posts that he is paid well.
Good god - you are such a div.
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Good god - you are such a div.
Excellent input to the debate.
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Excellent input to the debate.
Just like yours, bonbon, just like yours
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Christ on a bike - STFU about 'Swiss salaries' already

An hell of a lot of ex pats - myself included, are not on, not a part of, nor anywhere near the international corporate gravy train - which bit of that do you have trouble understanding
You don't need to be on the international corporate gravy train to have a 'Swiss salary'.

Checkout people, bus drivers, doctors and even photographers such as yourself presumably get paid commensurately more than you would have done back in <country x>.
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I think it's funny how many people think that Switzerland is so expensive. Try living in Toronto.

The average rent here for a 500 sq ft apt is approx. $1650. Take into account that the average wage is approx. $45,000... We are taxed higher than Switzerland and our cost of living is about the same. In addition, our minimum wage is only about 10.50/hr.

Ok, we don't have mandatory health insurance (we're covered under OHIP), but god forbid you get sick and don't have additonal coverage. You'll wait three months to see a cancer speciallist in some cases.

whoooo... okay.. I'm done ranting now.

Beg to differ....I lived in Vancouver for 6 years....Canada's most expensive city with an average wage lower than Toronto.

While some things in Canada can be as expensive as Switzerland, in my experience the cost of living there in considerably lower than here.

Additional health coverage....about $100 per month in Canada (and no insurance companies to deal with)....here 300-350 CHF plus your deductable. That's quite a difference over a year.

Anyway...how can you even compare living in the world's most international city to living in Switzerland?

$1650 for a 500 ft apartment....that'll be in Toronto's most expensive area then...in a new condo building! A quick check of Craigslist will confirm that...

What chapters of the Swiss book of brainwashing cover housing costs and healthcare - I need to read them!
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Just like yours, bonbon, just like yours
i am soooo happy, for once i am not caught in the middle
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Old 14.11.2012, 10:10
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Don't they call it BP or SOCAR-Migrolino here?
Corrected for you !
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Beg to differ....I lived in Vancouver for 6 years....Canada's most expensive city with an average wage lower than Toronto.

While some things in Canada can be as expensive as Switzerland, in my experience the cost of living there in considerably lower than here.

Additional health coverage....about $100 per month in Canada (and no insurance companies to deal with)....here 300-350 CHF plus your deductable. That's quite a difference over a year.
Right. And a low salary in Switzerland is about 2.5-3x what it is in Vancover. Plus people on a low income in CH get subsidies to pay their health insurance premiums. So not totally outrageously more expensive.


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What chapters of the Swiss book of brainwashing cover housing costs and healthcare - I need to read them!
We get it. You don't like it here. I lived in a place I didn't like at all and just couldn't understand what other saw in it.

But I didn't spend my last few weeks in the country berating those who did like it. Continuing to insult those of us who have made a great life here is getting really old and boring. Move along.

Good luck with your new life. I hope you are happy there.
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Right. And a low salary in Switzerland is about 2.5-3x what it is in Vancover. Plus people on a low income in CH get subsidies to pay their health insurance premiums. So not totally outrageously more expensive.




We get it. You don't like it here. I lived in a place I didn't like at all and just couldn't understand what other saw in it.

But I didn't spend my last few weeks in the country berating those who did like it. Continuing to insult those of us who have made a great life here is getting really old and boring. Move along.

Good luck with your new life. I hope you are happy there.
So you've lived in Canada then?

Have you lived anywhere apart from Switzerland and your home country?
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Beg to differ....I lived in Vancouver for 6 years....Canada's most expensive city with an average wage lower than Toronto.
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living...ity2=Vancouver
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So have you lived in Vancouver then?
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So you've lived in Canada then?

Have you lived anywhere apart from Switzerland and your home country?
I've only ever lived in Switzerland, my entire whole life. Never even left the country either. Cuz I'm too brainwashed to find the border never mind actually cross the border. No one I know has ever crossed the border or lived anywhere other than Switzerland. Cuz they too are brainwashed. And if they have they forgot about it. It's the brainwashing.

Send NATO. Or the Scientologists. Send someone to help us!
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Additional health coverage....about $100 per month in Canada (and no insurance companies to deal with)....here 300-350 CHF plus your deductable. That's quite a difference over a year.
You seems to forgot the much higher tax rate. Here, you know exactly what you are paying and for what, while in Canada, it's included in the taxes! In Quebec, you have to pay a mandatory extra insurrance for medicaments (579$ per year). And also, many services are not included.

In Canada, I could not imagine life without a car. Vancouver is probably the only exception in North America. You have to add that also to the cost of life!

Anyway, comparison are always difficult to make and always biased.

And to be honest, I really like Vancouver and would like to live there.
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So have you lived in Vancouver then?
If taking a dump inside the local airport counts then yes.
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In Canada, I could not imagine life without a car. Vancouver is probably the only exception in North America. You have to add that also to the cost of life!
In that case, you probably haven't seen much of North America.
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In that case, you probably haven't seen much of North America.
Do not forget that you can see lots of North America without having seen everything. And such things differ from city to city. While you in cities like NY, Philadelphia, Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans and San Francisco can get around without a car relatively easily, to do so in places like Houston or Oklahoma City or Los Angeles is not a good option. Also the climate. I still remember to have been in the late morning on the terrace of LGA Airport during snowfall, then onboard a plane to Houston, and left IAH-Airport with 35 degrees centigrade all around. And that in April. The general rule of thumb is (more or less accurate) that cities along the eastern seaboard and the West Coast are more open for public transport and pedestrians, while the vast areas between the Alleghenies and the Rockies generally are not. I guess that it is similar in Canada.
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And to be honest, I really like Vancouver and would like to live there.
Very nice, isn't it. And handy for Seattle and SF.





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Beg to differ....I lived in Vancouver for 6 years....Canada's most expensive city with an average wage lower than Toronto.

While some things in Canada can be as expensive as Switzerland, in my experience the cost of living there in considerably lower than here.

Additional health coverage....about $100 per month in Canada (and no insurance companies to deal with)....here 300-350 CHF plus your deductable. That's quite a difference over a year.

Anyway...how can you even compare living in the world's most international city to living in Switzerland?

$1650 for a 500 ft apartment....that'll be in Toronto's most expensive area then...in a new condo building! A quick check of Craigslist will confirm that!
Not entirely sure what you're begging to differ on. I just made a statement that Switzerland isn't as expensive as many people seem to think it is - in my scenario I used Toronto as a comparison.

Apartments are in the price range I mentioned... and all of Toronto is expensive. You may find something cheaper in Missisauga, or Oshawa, but then you have to deal higher transportation costs. Did you have fun on craigslist?

Also, I'm not sure if you've ever been here - but Toronto is def not the world's most internation city.
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Very nice, isn't it. And handy for Seattle and SF.
Handy for SF ? I think the distance is some 1300 kms ? Which means London-Lugano or Zürich-Tunis ...... and that to me is not exactly "handy"
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