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Old 18.01.2017, 08:12
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Re: How much does a person living single who earns 5k/month spend in tax and healthca

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Lower income tax? Monaco has 0%, beat that.
I stand corrected.
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Old 18.01.2017, 08:18
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well maybe its one of the lowest for the dirty rich
And the dirty poor.

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Old 18.01.2017, 08:25
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I stand corrected.
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Re: How much does a person living single who earns 5k/month spend in tax and healthca

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well maybe its one of the lowest for the dirty rich
I wouldn't really say so. Marginal tax rate here quickly reaches 40% or so, that's comparable to most other developed countries. You don't even need to be filthy rich to hit that rate, Just earn some modest 200-300k p.a., you'll pay low tax on it, sure, but the rest of your income is taxed to death. And don't forget that you owe the wealth tax too

What smart filthy rich do is shove theirs assets into holdings companies in corporate-tax-free nowhere. They don't really have to give a damn about local taxes this way no matter where they live.
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Re: How much does a person living single who earns 5k/month spend in tax and healthca

I finally landed that job today (another job). I'm about to sign the contact, so this one is a concrete offer. I was wandering about your comment. It is possible to ask the Canton for subside? The job is in Geneva and there is 2+2 hour commute everyday. According to my calculations after paying tax, insurance, transport, rent I will be left with 1900 for food and other stuff. I'm not sure if I can ask for subside if I'll have that much left each month.

Wouldn't they say, I have no need for subside if I have $1900 left every month? Surely they will know food doesn't cost that much. Although, there is an argument to be made, since I'll eat out most likely everyday. 4 hours on the road + 8 hours of work, won't leave me with much to buy/prepare food.

I wouldn't really mind with what I will get, but I'm trying to save some money to start my own little business in the future, so I need to save most of what I earn.

Anyway, let me know if you have more info on the subside.
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Old 18.05.2017, 20:25
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Re: How much does a person living single who earns 5k/month spend in tax and healthca

What subsidy? Nothing mentioned in the thread about any subsidies that I can see.

If you want to save more time and money move closer to your workplace - simples.
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Old 18.05.2017, 20:28
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Re: How much does a person living single who earns 5k/month spend in tax and healthca

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I finally landed that job today (another job). I'm about to sign the contact, so this one is a concrete offer. I was wandering about your comment. It is possible to ask the Canton for subside? The job is in Geneva and there is 2+2 hour commute everyday. According to my calculations after paying tax, insurance, transport, rent I will be left with 1900 for food and other stuff. I'm not sure if I can ask for subside if I'll have that much left each month.

Wouldn't they say, I have no need for subside if I have $1900 left every month? Surely they will know food doesn't cost that much. Although, there is an argument to be made, since I'll eat out most likely everyday. 4 hours on the road + 8 hours of work, won't leave me with much to buy/prepare food.

I wouldn't really mind with what I will get, but I'm trying to save some money to start my own little business in the future, so I need to save most of what I earn.

Anyway, let me know if you have more info on the subside.
No you will not get subsidy. 1900 for food and fun, many people here have less. But having to eat out at lunch-time you can declare in the taxes. (If you have "Quellensteuer" I don't know how it's done, but Medea will).
And why will it take you 2 hours to get from Lausanne to Geneva? Are you going to walk?
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Old 18.05.2017, 20:45
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Re: How much does a person living single who earns 5k/month spend in tax and healthca

With that salary there are no subsidies! It is plenty for a single person. It shouldn't take you two hours to get to Geneva from Lausanne.

If it really does then you need to move.

No offense, but your sounding a bit 'entitled'.

Do what the rest of us do and be careful with your money.

Eating out everyday is a luxury. And PS, there is plenty you can eat for not a lot of money that doesn't take time to make.... how about a sandwich? Your taking public transportation? There is fresh bread and things to eat with it at the Coop at the train station.

BTW, how much money were you getting as a refugee? Sounds like you weee living in luxury if 5000 per month is not enough.
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Old 18.05.2017, 23:23
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With that salary there are no subsidies! It is plenty for a single person. It shouldn't take you two hours to get to Geneva from Lausanne.

If it really does then you need to move.

No offense, but your sounding a bit 'entitled'.

Do what the rest of us do and be careful with your money.

Eating out everyday is a luxury. And PS, there is plenty you can eat for not a lot of money that doesn't take time to make.... how about a sandwich? Your taking public transportation? There is fresh bread and things to eat with it at the Coop at the train station.

BTW, how much money were you getting as a refugee? Sounds like you weee living in luxury if 5000 per month is not enough.
What the hell?!, I bet that where he is coming from people are starving and dying, and he wants to have a subsidy apart from what he is earning?

Hell, whats going on in this world?
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Old 18.05.2017, 23:30
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Re: How much does a person living single who earns 5k/month spend in tax and healthca

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Nope. Rich people want to live here because taxes are low.
Rich foreign people do a deal & don't pay normal tax The UK, Ireland or Malta all have Non Dom's tax deals so 0% or virtually 0% is quite possible.
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What subsidy? Nothing mentioned in the thread about any subsidies that I can see.

If you want to save more time and money move closer to your workplace - simples.
Oh, sorry I thought I was replying to this thread.

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Well that still leaves you 3-4k to spend on things, which is better than 0.

Ask at your commune if they could subsidize your health insurance. Sometimes they do for low income persons.
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No you will not get subsidy. 1900 for food and fun, many people here have less. But having to eat out at lunch-time you can declare in the taxes. (If you have "Quellensteuer" I don't know how it's done, but Medea will).
And why will it take you 2 hours to get from Lausanne to Geneva? Are you going to walk?
Actually I moved to Bex and it's 1:50 min to get to work
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Old 19.05.2017, 07:26
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Actually I moved to Bex and it's 1:50 min to get to work
Then it's time to move again, no?

We need to keep subsidizing you? You make way too much for health care subsidies.
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Re: How much does a person living single who earns 5k/month spend in tax and healthca

Pretty sure OP wasnt demanding a subsidy, he was just asking if there was one available. Considering i earned more than he will when i came to switzerland, and i looked into reducing my healthcare costs as well, i think its not that unreasonable.


He is trying to save money to start his own business, and thereby contribute back to the public purse. I really dont see why people need to respond with hostility.


People need to chill the f*** out.


OP, you can expect these sorts of responses when you tell people you were a refugee. I would advise leaving that detail out, unless very necessary, in future on EF.


That said, congratulations on making a home for yourself here and integrating enough to be offered such an opportunity. It cant have been easy, so you should be proud of yourself.


Best of luck with your new business if/when it gets off the ground.
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Oh, sorry I thought I was replying to this thread.
It's a good idea to quote what/who you're replying to to avoid misunderstandings.

There's even a multiquote button in case you want to (you should) reply to multiple posts in one post
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