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Hello everyone

I have already put a spreadsheet together for us, but, could someone please give me a general idea of living expenses (not including rent) for a couple (furkids 2 dogs and a cat who are making the move with us).

Looking at things like average price of food to buy from a grocery store, dog food, electricity, water, cell phones that type of thing. I have found lots of advise on google but it's so much better to speak to real people...
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Re: Day to Day

Welcome to the Forum.

If you want info on cost of living, there's loads of info here. Here are some threads that I think cover the topic nicely, including links and examples of actual expenses. These are a bit old, but I still think they're worth a look.

Cost of living - help needed to get it right

Cost of living in Switzerland-with examples

There are more than 100 threads that talk about cost of living. Some might be relevant to you and others not, but do have a read through the more recent ones. There's a LOT of good advice in there, you just have to do a little of the leg (er, reading) work yourself:

http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=cost+of+living
Hopefully you can compare your own current costs and lifestyle using some of this info, and determine whether the move is for you.

You don't mention other nationalities in any of your threads. Do either of you have Swiss or EU citizenship in addition to SA? Do you have jobs lined up? I ask because in one of your other threads you say you're not sure where you want to live but the locations you do list are based on the possibility of finding jobs. What local languages (if any) do you speak? For example if you speak French you might find more opportunities in Romandie than in Zurich.

I think it's great you're doing a lot of research now. Take a look in our Pet Corner section for information about regulations related to bringing your fur kids (I assume dogs since you want to rent a house with a garden).
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It is definitely worth wading through a lot of alternative views.
For a good place to start, I'd recommend kayakdad's thread
https://www.englishforum.ch/finance-...y-4-basel.html
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Here is a relatively new website on which people have come out and stated what they earn. Unusual, because people don't generally let anyone know about their salaries.
https://zeigdeinenlohn.ch/

Here are some examples of budgets.
http://www.budgetberatung.ch/Budget-...are.105.0.html

Reading between the lines, one could venture to say that some people on this forum earn a multiple of the numbers shown here, while others would be glad to make the bottom rung.
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There are several threads discussing veterinary prices, take a peek through the Pets Corner. But to give you a general idea:

Routine care is a relative good value here, my young and healthy dogs rarely cost more than 1K per year, and many have cost far less than that. A couple hundred for vacs, wormers, check ups, blood tests.

However every owner should be prepared for the unexpected, for the illnesses and emergencies that can hit out of the blue at any age, as well as for the expected additional expenses of old age. All of mine have had 4 figure illnesses, some even 5 figures.

So put something aside, or if your dogs are young and healthy enough to qualify, look into insurance.

Thankfully, though, we have access to top notch veterinary care in Switzerland, some of the best in Europe. Worth every Rappen, IMO and IME. (I’ve had quite a bit of E.)

You also should look into taking regular training classes. Prices vary, a good estimate would be 20 to 65 per hour, depending on what you are looking for.

By the way, what breeds or mixes are your dogs? Both Basels are BSL cantons, some breeds are restricted. I‘ll pop back with links when I get back to a real keyboard...

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Re: Day to Day

If you are coming from beautiful CT, you will probably find the cost of living a huge shock, bearing in mind that when we lived in SA the Rand was 50cents to the English pound, whereas now it has drastically diminished. To give you an example, we live just over the border in France, where a few weeks ago there was a special offer on aubergines [egg plants] at 99 cents/kg. The same week in the largest supermarket in CH {Migros} aubergines were also on special offer at 4.99 per kilo.
That said, the salaries are far higher than here, and the taxes much lower.
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OK, back to a real computer...

In Switzerland dog control is the competency of the canton, meaning there are 26 sets of regulations. About half the cantons are BSL, either banning or restricting anywhere from 4 to 17 breeds and their mixes.

If your dogs happen to be a listed breed or a mix with a listed breed, you could run into some difficulties in some cantons. Folks with commonly affected breeds or mixes often need to choose where to live based on dog law.

Do you read German?

If so, here is a summary of the various cantonal dog laws, from the Tier Im Recht foundation. Click on the canton for the summary, and on the link at the top of each cantonal page for the actual text of the relevant cantonal laws.

https://tierimrecht.org/en/legal-mat...onal-Dog-Laws/

In your other thread you mention both Basels and Aargau as possible places you'd like to live. So...

Basel Stadt:
Read more at: https://tierimrecht.org/de/recht/hun...t/basel-stadt/

Permit needed to keep two or more dogs (over 12 weeks of age).
Annual dog tax must be paid, per dog. Tax is doubled for more than one dog in the same household.
Liability insurance required.

The following breeds are restricted and require a special permit in order to keep them:
Rottweiler, Dobermann, American Staffordshire Terrier, Pitbull Terrier, Bullterrier inkl. Miniatur Bullterrier, Staffordshire Bullterrier, Dogo Argentino und Fila Brasileiro sowie Kreuzungen dieser Rassen.

Proof of origin required.

If one of your dogs is one of the restricted breeds, crossed with one, or looks sufficiently like one, you may not have a second dog in the household.

Specific training classes required, restrictions as to leash/muzzling may be ordered.

Basel Land:
Read more at: https://tierimrecht.org/de/recht/hun...el-landschaft/

Annual dog tax must be paid, per dog.
Liability insurance of minimum 3 million

The following breeds are restricted, permit required in order to keep them must be applied for within 4 weeks of taking up residence in the canton. Permit cost 250-450:
Bullterrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Dobermann, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, crosses of any of these breeds or dogs who sufficiently look like any of these breeds.

If one dog in the household is a restricted breed, generally no other dogs are allowed in the household. Exceptions can be applied for on an individual basis.

Restricted dogs from outside Switzerland must present either an FCI pedigree or a confirmation from an 'Amtstierarzt', an veterinary official in the country of origin.


Aargau:
Read more at: https://tierimrecht.org/de/recht/hunderecht/aargau/

Annual dog tax max 150 per dog.

The following breeds are restricted and require a special permit:
American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier und American Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier und American Bully, Rottweiler, crosses with any of these breeds and dogs who look sufficiently similar to any of these breeds.

Restricted dogs must take specific training classes.
Owners of restricted dogs must take out liability insurance of min 1 million.

Dogs of the restricted breeds must be walked only on a short lead and walked singly if not in the care of the permit holder.

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So as you can see, your day to day cost of dog ownership could be higher if you own a restricted breed.

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If you own a restricted breed, do think carefully about where you will live. What would happen if you failed to get a permit, what would become of the dogs then? Also bear in mind that BSL came about due to popular attitudes... think about the difficulties intolerant neighbours might make, and then up that by an order of magnitude if you have a restricted dog in a BSL canton.

Were it me, having experienced some very nasty mobbing, I would not live in an BSL canton with restricted breeds. I'd look to one of the more 'easy going' cantons.

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As to your question of the cost of dog food - it varies, significantly. There are inexpensive foods and eye waveringly expensive foods.

As luck would have it my new little Tasmanian Devil Robin Goodfellow has a dodgy tummy that can only tolerate a particular food - and that food costs CHF 23 per kilo. Thank doG he's a tiddly little Tasmanian Devil and only eats 120g per day, else I'd be in the poor house.

For an idea of prices, take a gander at Zooplus (on the less expensive end) and Meiko (on the higher end). This should give you an idea of whats available.
www.zooplus.ch
www.meiko.ch

If you are into dog sports, think about bringing along any can't-live-without equipment. This is where the Hochpreisinsel really stings. My backyard agility set cost at most a couple hundred in the states, several thousand here. Good news, though, is that agility can be easily DIY'd here if you are at all handy, the bits and bobs can be had for reasonable prices.

Also bring along auto transport crates if you have them. These are very pricey here, to the tune of 300-700. But first make sure your crates will actually fit into whatever model of car you have here.

If you have any further questions wrt critters, hop on over to the Pet Corner.

All the best with your move decisions.
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Once again, meloncollie, I salute you! Thank you for your diligence, competence and generosity with regard to many aspects of keeping pets, dogs in particular.
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If you are coming from beautiful CT, you will probably find the cost of living a huge shock, bearing in mind that when we lived in SA the Rand was 50cents to the English pound, whereas now it has drastically diminished. To give you an example, we live just over the border in France, where a few weeks ago there was a special offer on aubergines [egg plants] at 99 cents/kg. The same week in the largest supermarket in CH {Migros} aubergines were also on special offer at 4.99 per kilo.
That said, the salaries are far higher than here, and the taxes much lower.
Thank you for this. Yes we are very sad to leave our beautiful Cape Town but sadly the need to live out lives without worrying overwrites that

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ok, back to a real computer...

In switzerland dog control is the competency of the canton, meaning there are 26 sets of regulations. About half the cantons are bsl, either banning or restricting anywhere from 4 to 17 breeds and their mixes.

If your dogs happen to be a listed breed or a mix with a listed breed, you could run into some difficulties in some cantons. Folks with commonly affected breeds or mixes often need to choose where to live based on dog law.

Do you read german?

If so, here is a summary of the various cantonal dog laws, from the tier im recht foundation. Click on the canton for the summary, and on the link at the top of each cantonal page for the actual text of the relevant cantonal laws.

https://tierimrecht.org/en/legal-mat...onal-dog-laws/

in your other thread you mention both basels and aargau as possible places you'd like to live. So...

Basel stadt:
Read more at: https://tierimrecht.org/de/recht/hun...t/basel-stadt/

permit needed to keep two or more dogs (over 12 weeks of age).
Annual dog tax must be paid, per dog. Tax is doubled for more than one dog in the same household.
Liability insurance required.

The following breeds are restricted and require a special permit in order to keep them:
Rottweiler, dobermann, american staffordshire terrier, pitbull terrier, bullterrier inkl. Miniatur bullterrier, staffordshire bullterrier, dogo argentino und fila brasileiro sowie kreuzungen dieser rassen.

Proof of origin required.

If one of your dogs is one of the restricted breeds, crossed with one, or looks sufficiently like one, you may not have a second dog in the household.

Specific training classes required, restrictions as to leash/muzzling may be ordered.

Basel land:
Read more at: https://tierimrecht.org/de/recht/hun...el-landschaft/

annual dog tax must be paid, per dog.
Liability insurance of minimum 3 million

the following breeds are restricted, permit required in order to keep them must be applied for within 4 weeks of taking up residence in the canton. Permit cost 250-450:
Bullterrier, staffordshire bull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, american pit bull terrier, rottweiler, dobermann, dogo argentino, fila brasileiro, crosses of any of these breeds or dogs who sufficiently look like any of these breeds.

If one dog in the household is a restricted breed, generally no other dogs are allowed in the household. Exceptions can be applied for on an individual basis.

Restricted dogs from outside switzerland must present either an fci pedigree or a confirmation from an 'amtstierarzt', an veterinary official in the country of origin.


Aargau:
Read more at: https://tierimrecht.org/de/recht/hunderecht/aargau/

annual dog tax max 150 per dog.

The following breeds are restricted and require a special permit:
American staffordshire terrier, bull terrier und american bull terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, pit bull terrier, american pit bull terrier und american bully, rottweiler, crosses with any of these breeds and dogs who look sufficiently similar to any of these breeds.

Restricted dogs must take specific training classes.
Owners of restricted dogs must take out liability insurance of min 1 million.

Dogs of the restricted breeds must be walked only on a short lead and walked singly if not in the care of the permit holder.

---

so as you can see, your day to day cost of dog ownership could be higher if you own a restricted breed.

---

if you own a restricted breed, do think carefully about where you will live. What would happen if you failed to get a permit, what would become of the dogs then? Also bear in mind that bsl came about due to popular attitudes... Think about the difficulties intolerant neighbours might make, and then up that by an order of magnitude if you have a restricted dog in a bsl canton.

Were it me, having experienced some very nasty mobbing, i would not live in an bsl canton with restricted breeds. I'd look to one of the more 'easy going' cantons.

---

as to your question of the cost of dog food - it varies, significantly. There are inexpensive foods and eye waveringly expensive foods.

As luck would have it my new little tasmanian devil robin goodfellow has a dodgy tummy that can only tolerate a particular food - and that food costs chf 23 per kilo. thank dog he's a tiddly little tasmanian devil and only eats 120g per day, else i'd be in the poor house.

For an idea of prices, take a gander at zooplus (on the less expensive end) and meiko (on the higher end). This should give you an idea of whats available.
www.zooplus.ch
www.meiko.ch

if you are into dog sports, think about bringing along any can't-live-without equipment. This is where the hochpreisinsel really stings. My backyard agility set cost at most a couple hundred in the states, several thousand here. Good news, though, is that agility can be easily diy'd here if you are at all handy, the bits and bobs can be had for reasonable prices.

Also bring along auto transport crates if you have them. These are very pricey here, to the tune of 300-700. But first make sure your crates will actually fit into whatever model of car you have here.

If you have any further questions wrt critters, hop on over to the pet corner.

All the best with your move decisions.
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There are several threads discussing veterinary prices, take a peek through the Pets Corner. But to give you a general idea:

Routine care is a relative good value here, my young and healthy dogs rarely cost more than 1K per year, and many have cost far less than that. A couple hundred for vacs, wormers, check ups, blood tests.

However every owner should be prepared for the unexpected, for the illnesses and emergencies that can hit out of the blue at any age, as well as for the expected additional expenses of old age. All of mine have had 4 figure illnesses, some even 5 figures.

So put something aside, or if your dogs are young and healthy enough to qualify, look into insurance.

Thankfully, though, we have access to top notch veterinary care in Switzerland, some of the best in Europe. Worth every Rappen, IMO and IME. (I’ve had quite a bit of E.)

You also should look into taking regular training classes. Prices vary, a good estimate would be 20 to 65 per hour, depending on what you are looking for.

By the way, what breeds or mixes are your dogs? Both Basels are BSL cantons, some breeds are restricted. I‘ll pop back with links when I get back to a real keyboard...
Hi Meloncollie

All 3 furkids are on pet medical aid here so it would defiantly be something we put them on in Switzerland.

We have a cat, a cocker spaniel and a rescue who's mom was a dog and dad was a dog but she resembles something between a ridgeback/pointer/human/horse.

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That had me laughing out loud. Maybe you could start your own comedy show, and that'd cover all the increased costs!
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Where do you actually move to, in Switzerland?
Or better: where will you work?

Is that right? Four kids? And the pets?

That'll need a big house.

Older ones can be had, outside of the large cities.

Shopping over the border makes much more sense at that volume.
See that you'll get enough room for big fridges then. Because the usual fridges here are good enough to keep a couple of bottles, some meat and fruit and a few frozen pizzas inside.
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All 3 furkids are on pet medical aid here so it would defiantly be something we put them on in Switzerland.
Read the fine print on all pet insurance plans you consider! And then get out the magnifying glass and microscope and read it again and again.

Many have age limits to join, and some have age limits for coverage. Many exclude pre-existing conditions, some even exclude conditions common to a breed even if the animal has no history of that condition at the time of taking out the policy.

Depending on your dogs' ages and health histories pet health insurance might or might not be a sensible thing for you. (I do not have insurance, as I mostly adopt older or ill/handicapped dogs who would not qualify.)

Liability insurance is a must, though - most cantons require it, but even if you end up in one that doesn't it would be foolhardy to go without. In Swiss law, dog ownership is seen as a Kausalhaftung, meaning the dog owner is pretty much always held responsible to some degree. Liability insurance is inexpensive (usually bundled into your Privathaftpflicht, if not something like 50-100/yr.)


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We have a cat, a cocker spaniel and a rescue who's mom was a dog and dad was a dog but she resembles something between a ridgeback/pointer/human/horse.
Sounds like my kind o' household.

You'll be fine on the BSL front, unless your ridgeback/pointer/human/horse is a close phenotype to one of the restricted breeds. Register her as a mix.

Speaking of registering, that's a whole new topic. Yep, it's mandatory for dogs, and yep, there is a federal database tracking a dog from birth to death. Once your plans are concrete, hop on over to the Pets corner for the low down on registration procedures.

FYI, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is no problem at all in any canton, but a Thai Ridgeback is banned - as in forbidden, not just restricted - in Geneva. Not that Hans Ueli Hundehasser would know the difference... But were it me, just to avoid any confusion I'd use the full 'Rhodesian Ridgeback' when speaking about the dog's possible ancestry. On the other hand, unless you know parentage for absolute certain, best to simply say 'mixed breed'.

All the best...

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Where do you actually move to, in Switzerland?
Or better: where will you work?

Is that right? Four kids? And the pets?

That'll need a big house.

Older ones can be had, outside of the large cities.

Shopping over the border makes much more sense at that volume.
See that you'll get enough room for big fridges then. Because the usual fridges here are good enough to keep a couple of bottles, some meat and fruit and a few frozen pizzas inside.
Good god no...no kids. Just furkids. Can't afford normal kids and to fuel my wine habit
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I saw that later.

Never heard that word before.
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Never heard that word before.
It's doublespeak for 'animal love slave' or 'pet'.
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Never heard that word before.
I thought it was a spelling error on OP's other thread about houses with gardens... God, is horrible to be a non/native speaker of any language. I can imagine someone giving the OP advice re. good schools and kindergartens for his ftfkids....
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FYI, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is no problem at all in any canton, but a Thai Ridgeback is banned - as in forbidden, not just restricted - in Geneva. Not that Hans Ueli Hundehasser would know the difference... But were it me, just to avoid any confusion I'd use the full 'Rhodesian Ridgeback' when speaking about the dog's possible ancestry. On the other hand, unless you know parentage for absolute certain, best to simply say 'mixed breed'.

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We just tell everyone that she is a roadside special (she was literally found skin and bone on the side of a highway).
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I thought it was a spelling error on OP's other thread about houses with gardens... God, is horrible to be a non/native speaker of any language. I can imagine someone giving the OP advice re. good schools and kindergartens for his ftfkids....
I needed this laugh this morning, walked into staff chaos in my office (am an HR director), so thank you for making me smile...
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We have a cat, a cocker spaniel and a rescue who's mom was a dog and dad was a dog but she resembles something between a ridgeback/pointer/human/horse.
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Can't afford normal kids and to fuel my wine habit
Wine is cheap in Switzerland.

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