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How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

I heard some People only earn about 2500-3000 CHF gross in a month, is that enough to live in switzerland? Or how much do you need? And what Jobs pay the lowest wages?
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

Hello and welcome to EF! Your question has been asked several times. Most certainly your answers can be found here.

We also have a search function (top right), you may find there many topcis related about the cost of living in Switzerland.

There is no minimum salary defined by law as we rejected it so we can't give you an exact number, but that last question of yours doesn't make much sense does it?
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

This has been dealt with numerous times already on this forum.
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

Oh wow, we haven't had the "how much money is enough" question in a while.

Search the forum - dozens, hundreds of threads on this topic.
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You can talk to my plant. I will give you 50 Rappen a day.
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I heard some People only earn about 2500-3000 CHF gross in a month, is that enough to live in switzerland? Or how much do you need? And what Jobs pay the lowest wages?
Why do you ask? If you're already living and working here you should have a good idea. If you're not then it's not a question of "is it enough to live on", but what the Swiss authorities think you need to live on to be able to get a permit.
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

120k a month'll see you right, just don't accept anything less. Don't say we didnt tell you. Also brown sugar is very expensive, more then all the Gold and Bitcoins together.

*I feel mean*. OP its your first post, and you may be forgiven, just use the search function for something that seems obvious.
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

120k, or quit Switzerland.

on the serious side, I would say about 1.5-2k for a single person in shared flat or small apartment on suburbs on city.
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I would say about 1.5-2k for a single person in shared flat or small apartment on suburbs on city.
That's below the social assistance level.

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That's below the social assistance level.

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Everything I've found says a single person gets 986 CHF / month.
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Everything I've found says a single person gets 986 CHF / month.
Not including rent and insurance.....
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

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Not including rent and insurance.....
and free health insurance franchise, free dental healthcare, free personal liability and household insurance, free moving expenses and stuff for new apartment and free lawyer.
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

130k is the new 120k
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

I guess the title of the thread is misleading, hence most of the 120K answers. The question asks what jobs pay the lowest wages. Maybe the OP should come back and clarify?
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

I think McDonalds pays ca. CHF 20.00 per hour. I know Coop pays CHF 22.00 per hour. If you are looking for a lower paying job than that then I suggest you look in Eastern Europe, or if you are flexible then you can always move to India or Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

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I think McDonalds pays ca. CHF 20.00 per hour. I know Coop pays CHF 22.00 per hour. If you are looking for a lower paying job than that then I suggest you look in Eastern Europe, or if you are flexible then you can always move to India or Sub-Saharan Africa.
I’ve heard some of the Irish pubs pay less than that.

This question will never be answered 100% as different people have different ideas of comfort. The OP’s initial number is below subsistence as far as I’m concerned and I don’t think it is anyone’s long term life goal to live in shared accommodation.
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

€4.30 to €4,80 minimum per Hour here on Malta going up to 8.50€ for skilled tradesmen.
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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

The OP is trying to decide whether his 70% IT contract to develop the website for his local newspaper and sweetie emporium will keep him in the manner to which he is accustomed.

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Re: How much do you need to live comfortably in a month?

Do the calculation from behind.. the Swiss social state is pretty strong, if you're on social benefits, you're having a (reasonable) well life, still able to have some hobbies etc.

For a single house hold:

986 CHF per month paid out
1100 CHF for a flat
Health insurance, including EVERYTHING (The 10% you've to pay yourself, and the 300 CHF at the start): Worth about 400 CHF per month, depending a bit of course
+ any other "bigger" new stuff, like new furniture, or new equipment for some hobbies, etc. (Yeah, Social benefits will cover that, especially for kids..)

Well, do the calculations yourself, you are basically getting approx 2400 CHF per month (+the one pay payments), and since that's "cash out", no taxes or AHV or other mandatory savings away from it, making it equal to a salary of about 3000 CHF.

In short, jobs below 3000 CHF make you having less money than being on Social benefits, and only after about 3500-4000 CHF you'll really feel you're holding onto more money (since you'll need to pay for a car or ÖV abo when working in most cases, etc.)
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