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AussieAussieAussie 10.06.2017 12:44

Australia or Switzerland a better place to live?
 
Hey everyone, new to this forum but not Switzerland. I have lived in Switzerland previously and sometimes I still find myself missing it. Have been thinking of moving back there but its a tough decision as both countries are great places to live and have a high standard of living.

The thing I miss most about Switzerland is the natural beauty. I loved the mountains, the snow, the lakes etc. It was also great being in the middle of Europe so travel was easy. In Australia it takes ages just to fly out of the country.

However Australia has some awesome beaches, and the people are a lot friendlier, open minded, and easy going. It is a lot easier to make friends in Australia than it is in Switzerland.

Which country do you think is a better place to live?

Guest 10.06.2017 12:52

Re: Australia or Switzerland a better place to live?
 
Switzerland.

Australia is too far away.

JagWaugh 10.06.2017 12:56

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Switzerland.

Australia is too far away.
And... everything is upside down.

Guest 10.06.2017 12:59

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Originally Posted by JagWaugh (Post 2798943)
And... everything is upside down.

Also it's full of Australians.

And spiders.

But mainly Australians.

AussieAussieAussie 10.06.2017 13:11

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Also it's full of Australians.

And spiders.

But mainly Australians.
What's wrong with Australians? I do find them to be friendlier and more welcoming than the Swiss.

Captain Greybeard 10.06.2017 13:21

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Also it's full of Australians.

And spiders.

But mainly Australians.
Outside of the big cities the Australians are few and far between. No issue. But almost everything else is trying to kill you.

curley 10.06.2017 13:29

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We had the same question 4 months ago.
It seems what Australia does to people is make them indecisive, weak, dependent and trying for their enviroment.

Better stay in Australia, in Switzerland you have to take decisions daily all by yourself, starts with what to have for breakfast ..... take the train or the car ..... all the way to "do I still want atomic power plants?" :eek:

Guest 10.06.2017 13:31

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OP - maybe visit CH again for a while before making any massive life decisions. The things you list as loving about Australia seem to be pretty big pros to me.


Good luck.

aresid 10.06.2017 13:33

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Stay in Australia!!! In switzerland resources are artificially scarce! e.g water, housing, food.
and the human rights are disregarded!

JagWaugh 10.06.2017 13:42

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How well do Australians tolerate trolls?

HIAO 10.06.2017 16:21

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Originally Posted by aresid (Post 2798960)
In switzerland resources are artificially scarce! e.g water.
and the human rights are disregarded!

Don't give up hope, keep searching, there's got to be a lake around here somewhere.

InShan 10.06.2017 16:41

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We had the same conundrum not so long ago and have just moved back to CH from AU- we love it here and missed it a lot, but there is lots of stuff to balance.

Happy to talk privately if you want my view.

SOBEIT 10.06.2017 17:15

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Australia is too far away.
I thought Australia was in London.

AussieAussieAussie 11.06.2017 01:27

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Originally Posted by curley (Post 2798957)
We had the same question 4 months ago.
It seems what Australia does to people is make them indecisive, weak, dependent and trying for their enviroment.

Better stay in Australia, in Switzerland you have to take decisions daily all by yourself, starts with what to have for breakfast ..... take the train or the car ..... all the way to "do I still want atomic power plants?" :eek:

I think you'll find this question comes up often because Switzerland and Australia are two of the wealthiest countries in the world with a high standard of living. I read that Australia and Switzerland are rated the two best countries in the world to be born in.

cannut 11.06.2017 03:18

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Originally Posted by AussieAussieAussie (Post 2799189)
I think you'll find this question comes up often because Switzerland and Australia are two of the wealthiest countries in the world with a high standard of living. I read that Australia and Switzerland are rated the two best countries in the world to be born in.

Thats why I went to Canada . I am for second best :-)

greenmount 11.06.2017 07:28

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Originally Posted by AussieAussieAussie (Post 2799189)
I think you'll find this question comes up often because Switzerland and Australia are two of the wealthiest countries in the world with a high standard of living. I read that Australia and Switzerland are rated the two best countries in the world to be born in.

I just read your user name and I was already convinced. :msntongue:

gata 11.06.2017 08:00

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Australia. They drive on the correct side of the street.

curley 11.06.2017 12:36

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Originally Posted by AussieAussieAussie (Post 2799189)
I think you'll find this question comes up often because Switzerland and Australia are two of the wealthiest countries in the world with a high standard of living. I read that Australia and Switzerland are rated the two best countries in the world to be born in.

I don't know about Australia (might be like the US) but for Switzerland it proved to be just fine to be born far away provided being produced by Swiss parents. ;)

Glad to hear you're still considered wealthy, my money is in Australia. Something wrong with your dollar though, can't change the profit back to CHF. :msnmad:

aresid 11.06.2017 13:55

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Originally Posted by HIAO (Post 2799045)
Don't give up hope, keep searching, there's got to be a lake around here somewhere.

What about when you are at the restaurants. Water comes in 0.5L bottles!! Isn't that against human rights?! To pay 6Fr to get so little?

The OP should know this! this example is enough to prove that living standards in Switzerland are shit!

roegner 11.06.2017 13:57

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Originally Posted by aresid (Post 2799311)
What about when you are at the restaurants. Water comes in 0.5L bottles!! Isn't that against human rights?! To pay 6Fr to get so little?

The OP should know this! this example is enough to prove that living standards in Switzerland are shit!

Oh man, nothing else to do? No other forum you can troll? Go play outside, the weather is lovely, look for a nice sand pit to build your castles and donīt forget to bring your own water...!


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