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im gona be living in lausanne in march with a salsry of chf 5000 per month is this a good wage to have a comftable life
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

Before or after tax?

and please define "comfortable life"
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

I believe 5000 CHF per month is below the poverty level, however, we would need more information to give you a definitive answer. Are you single? Will you be sharing an apartment? Are you a hermit?, etc.
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I believe 5000 CHF per month is below the poverty level, however, we would need more information to give you a definitive answer. Are you single? Will you be sharing an apartment? Are you a hermit?, etc.
60,000 chf is poverty? guess just shows it's a country meant for fatcats
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

I guess they ment to say 'above' the poverty line...
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im gona be living in lausanne in march with a salsry of chf 5000 per month is this a good wage to have a comftable life
Tony can you be a bit more specific with details? As mentioned depending on number of people behind that figure will tell the tale. Plus how you define comfortable life.
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

yes im single no im not a hermit im not sure if ill be sharing yet comfortable to me is to have a nice appartment and still have money to go out at weekends i dont think ill be getting a car out there and thats 5000chf before tax
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yes im single no im not a hermit im not sure if ill be sharing yet comfortable to me is to have a nice appartment and still have money to go out at weekends i dont think ill be getting a car out there and thats 5000chf before tax
OK 5000 before taxes equals 3200ish take home pay. Single apart in Lausanne if you are lucky will be 1750/month, on your own, Private medical is 400/month, utility bills/ Tv hookup say 140/month, your mobile telephone say 100/month, Lausanne public transport pass 70/month, groceries 600/month (20 chf/day). You'll have to put up a caution for your apart, probably 3 months rent in advance.
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

I think the OP thought I was kidding. Seriously, 60K per year is not much, je suis tres desolee.
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

hello tony.. i live in lausanne.. if you are single.. 5000 chf is a comfortable amount .. please feel free to pm me if u need exact details...
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

it looks like im gona b staying in a lot then thanks for the info, is there places were expats meet up at weekends so im not compleatly on my own
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

is any expat living in lausanne on facebook if so add me anthony trevelion.
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it looks like im gona b staying in a lot then thanks for the info, is there places were expats meet up at weekends so im not compleatly on my own
Tony,

Usually there is a meetup every other Thursday at Taco's in the Flon. Keep your eyes peeled on the calender for dates.

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OK 5000 before taxes equals 3200ish take home pay. Single apart in Lausanne if you are lucky will be 1750/month, on your own, Private medical is 400/month, utility bills/ Tv hookup say 140/month, your mobile telephone say 100/month, Lausanne public transport pass 70/month, groceries 600/month (20 chf/day). You'll have to put up a caution for your apart, probably 3 months rent in advance.
I agree with the above, apart from the rent figure, for a one roomed place you can find for 800 to 1000CHF. And yes, you will need 3 months rent upfront, try to see if your employer can help you with this and help you finding and appartment.
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I think the OP thought I was kidding. Seriously, 60K per year is not much, je suis tres desolee.
Considering that I live with 49k per year and still manage to eat out and go on holidays, I must be a genius
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OK 5000 before taxes equals 3200ish take home pay. Single apart in Lausanne if you are lucky will be 1750/month, on your own, Private medical is 400/month, utility bills/ Tv hookup say 140/month, your mobile telephone say 100/month, Lausanne public transport pass 70/month, groceries 600/month (20 chf/day). You'll have to put up a caution for your apart, probably 3 months rent in advance.
According to comparis he would probably be looking at more in the region of 4000 per month.

I have a 2.5 room that I pay 1130 for. The guy across from me at work is in Lausanne and says it would be about that much there as well.

Medical for 400 for one person Sounds very high to me. I pay 142 per month for basic. But I am under 25. If the threadstarter is a student he can get it very cheap though.

For TV hookup etc you can get the casa trio from swisscom for 111CHF per month. That's phone, net and tv. Alternatively if you are under 26 you can get discounts on internet and TV for the first year.

Groceries, I spend about that much for two of us in Neuchatel.

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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

I disagree with most. As that is around my salary right now. (soon it will be more hoothoot)
5000 in >Montreux gives you 3500-3900 after taxes.

Insurance is 188 for full coverage

I share 1000chf apt with the gf so I do save a lot there.

I have a very nice car with all insurance...Jeep that needs quit a bit of diesel (100chf per fillup)
I eat out almost every day (kebab, pizza, sandwich and not restaurants and such)

Have no dependants and still save about 1500 a month.

Also look up swisscaution. They pay the 3 months for you for an annual fee of 100chf (which you will not get back, but is nice and worth it when you start out)

60k a year is very easy to live off if you have no dependants
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

thanx guys thats very helpfull especialy about the swisscaution deal and the tv hookup ect any more tips would be great
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Re: cost of living in lausanne ?

Hi,

I would like to thank all of you for providing valuable information. Thank you tonytrev for starting this thread. I am in the same situation as you - I have been offered a job in Lausanne.

Thanks a lot,
Mike
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