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Old 13.09.2020, 21:52
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The highest end health care is a train ride away in Zurich and Bern; local care is competent.
Depends, local cancer treatment is considered the best in CH.

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Old 14.09.2020, 15:46
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Re: Lugano

Thank you all for your comments.

We are moving to Lugano! We went again on the weekend and that was all the reassurance we needed. Awesome city, awesome people.
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Old 16.09.2020, 09:50
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Thank you all for your comments.

We are moving to Lugano! We went again on the weekend and that was all the reassurance we needed. Awesome city, awesome people.
Good luck with the move!
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Old 16.09.2020, 22:17
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Going from Lugano to Zürich would take 2:39 before the Gotthard Base Tunnel, and going from Lugano to Geneva would take >5 hours. Flying from Lugano to Geneva and from Geneva to Lugano was great - not even 45 minutes.
Add the transfer in and out of the cities, to be fair. And parking costs, while you‘re at it. I do not know a single local who has ever flown inside the country. Trains are the done thing and in this case there‘s a lot to be said for doing as Helvetia does.
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Old 17.09.2020, 01:50
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I do not know a single local who has ever flown inside the country. Trains are the done thing and in this case there‘s a lot to be said for doing as Helvetia does.
I can assure you that the Zurich to Geneva route is well booked and served by Swiss. Three direct flights per day. I remember a captain once during the typical announcements specifically welcoming the regulars and saying „the flight time will be 50 minutes. As always.“
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Old 19.09.2020, 10:40
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For me the tax (not looked it up) cannot be worse than Geneva I am sure
Actually Geneva is around the Swiss average in terms of taxes for non parents, and for families it is amongst the cheapest. Ticino is definitely more expensive.

Source- anecdotal evidence, I would have to pay 1900 more per year if I moved to Ticino. I then added 2 children to the calculator and Geneva is the 5th cheapest canton
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Old 19.09.2020, 11:09
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Actually Geneva is around the Swiss average in terms of taxes for non parents, and for families it is amongst the cheapest. Ticino is definitely more expensive.

Source- anecdotal evidence, I would have to pay 1900 more per year if I moved to Ticino. I then added 2 children to the calculator and Geneva is the 5th cheapest canton
Living in Geneva & I have three children but they only give me tax allowance on half a child even though my oldest lives with me full time

Also the family allowance for the other two children goes to my -ex- as they live with her but I get taxed on all of that too.

I feel like I have been taxed as a "single person" since we separated but it might be another tax code.

What I do know is that of my gross salary (after they swipe 1500 CHF before it is paid to me) a month that my taxes represent 26% of my expenditure. I get a tax deduction for money I pay towards my other two children (of course I should support them financially) which represents 24% of my gross salary.

Definitely going to scrutinise my tax return and how the calculations are performed for this next year.

I don't envisage that Lugano is going to be more punitive towards me but certainly something to check. Then again I am planning this for my retirement so my income will be a lot less already.

Agree that when we were together my taxes were much lower, I think about half and I was earning a huge amount more too, the year before we separated.
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Old 19.09.2020, 12:25
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Everything is better in Ticino, especially the language, the people, the climate, and the food.

Tom
And rent is cheaper, I've noticed studying ads. And for nice places.
I'm pondering moving there too.
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