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Re: Is CHF 70,000 a good salary to get by in Basel?

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Haha i am prepared to cut back and shop in the tescos equivalent and probably just buy all my clothes in eds when back home.

I wouldnt plan on bring a car as the transport system is very good over there. But one thing that i dont want to give up is general good healthy food items. I luv my red meats esp the steaks are the meats decent enough prices at the butchers?

calculating on a CHF70,000 slaray i would have roughly 4,300 a month. Plan would be max 1000 for rent and the rest to get by for the month. Thats leaves 825 per week. Thats plenty right? Thou have feeling a night out probs cost me 2/300 CHF
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70-80chf per kilo for good steak over here.

70k is 5,800chf per month. Deductions of 11% and tax of 10% - leaves 4,600chf - 200chf for health insurance and 100chf for travel per month - and another 100 for TV and Billag.

4,200chf - allow minimum 1200chf for rent - 3000chf. 100chf per day with no saving.

Beer in a pub - 9chf per pint
Pizza in a restaurant - 20chf
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Old 12.04.2011, 19:31
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Re: Is CHF 70,000 a good salary to get by in Basel?

You should be fine on that salary, you learn to live on what u have and make small adjustments. You will save money by using the tram rather than owning a car and paying petrol. On average a pint will cost u 9chf and a mixed drink between 12-15chf at a bar. Most bars/clubs are free entry though. Some have a cover on saturdays but depends what your into. Or if the weather is nice just pick up some beers at COOP and sit by theriver with friends! You can buy your meat over the border in germany much cheaper. If you hate it you can always go back!
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Re: Is CHF 70,000 a good salary to get by in Basel?

Hi FolioRose,

Thanks for your responses.

Yes I don't mind sharing a nice flat with others as means atleast can meet few ppl from the start.

I have heard that shopping across the boarder would be ideal as it is only under 1hr away and much much cheaper.
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Hi FolioRose,

Thanks for your responses.

Yes I don't mind sharing a nice flat with others as means atleast can meet few ppl from the start.

I have heard that shopping across the boarder would be ideal as it is only under 1hr away and much much cheaper.
How are you planning to do that without a car?
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Surely a wind up??

70-80chf per kilo for good steak over here.

70k is 5,800chf per month. Deductions of 11% and tax of 10% - leaves 4,600chf - 200chf for health insurance and 100chf for travel per month - and another 100 for TV and Billag.

4,200chf - allow minimum 1200chf for rent - 3000chf. 100chf per day with no saving.

Beer in a pub - 9chf per pint
Pizza in a restaurant - 20chf
CHF 200 for health insurance? That seems to low for me.
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How are you planning to do that without a car?
Mobility should do the trick.
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Old 12.04.2011, 19:39
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CHF 200 for health insurance? That seems to low for me.
It depends on his franchise and age. I pay less with the highest franchise.
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I have heard that shopping across the boarder would be ideal as it is only under 1hr away and much much cheaper.
This big shopping center in Germany is actually within walking distance (just 300 m) from the next flats in Basel: http://www.rheincenter.com/
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It depends on his franchise and age. I pay less with the highest franchise.
With all the calculations I've done to reduce my insurance costs I've never come up with a premium lower than CHF 200, and I am still in my 20's. Does the canton have to do anything with it?
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Haha i am prepared to cut back and shop in the tescos equivalent and probably just buy all my clothes in eds when back home.

I wouldnt plan on bring a car as the transport system is very good over there. But one thing that i dont want to give up is general good healthy food items. I luv my red meats esp the steaks are the meats decent enough prices at the butchers?

calculating on a CHF70,000 slaray i would have roughly 4,300 a month. Plan would be max 1000 for rent and the rest to get by for the month. Thats leaves 825 per week. Thats plenty right? Thou have feeling a night out probs cost me 2/300 CHF
SERIOUSLY. Why haven't you read the links which people have posted in here?
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Old 12.04.2011, 19:46
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With all the calculations I've done to reduce my insurance costs I've never come up with a premium lower than CHF 200, and I am still in my 20's. Does the canton have to do anything with it?
Living in Vaud post code 1170 (random) it costs 172CHF per month. Born in 1987

Born in 1982 it would cost 195CHF per month
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Old 12.04.2011, 19:53
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You should be fine on that salary, you learn to live on what u have and make small adjustments. You will save money by using the tram rather than owning a car and paying petrol. On average a pint will cost u 9chf and a mixed drink between 12-15chf at a bar. Most bars/clubs are free entry though. Some have a cover on saturdays but depends what your into. Or if the weather is nice just pick up some beers at COOP and sit by theriver with friends! You can buy your meat over the border in germany much cheaper. If you hate it you can always go back!
Just Rose is right - don't think so much about the status quo as the experience. It will be different in a lot of ways, but if it furthers your career and you get to experience a new country for a few years then who cares if you drink more beers by the river than you enjoy cocktails in a club? I'm glad you're open to the idea of living with roommates, OP. It will definitely help you meet people (the ones you'll be drinking beers by the river with! ) Then, once you're finished here and you head back to the UK, you'll have advanced your career and had a unique experience. If you decide to go for it, I hope you'll enjoy!!!
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Re: Is CHF 70,000 a good salary to get by in Basel?

Hi porsch1909,

Haven't had a proper chance on the iPhone so will do once I get home.

Many thanks guys who posted the links, will def read up and make decision.
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Old 12.04.2011, 19:56
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You will get by on that, but you won't impress any women.
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Surely a wind up??

70-80chf per kilo for good steak over here.

70k is 5,800chf per month. Deductions of 11% and tax of 10% - leaves 4,600chf - 200chf for health insurance and 100chf for travel per month - and another 100 for TV and Billag.

4,200chf - allow minimum 1200chf for rent - 3000chf. 100chf per day with no saving.

Beer in a pub - 9chf per pint
Pizza in a restaurant - 20chf


Hi dogeyken I got my 4300 after putting this into a tax calculator on one the links the guys sent. So your 4200 cHF isn't far off as my estimate. Is 1200 for renting a double room about right?
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Old 12.04.2011, 20:09
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Re: Is CHF 70,000 a good salary to get by in Basel?

70,000CHF per month is just enough to cover an adequate amount of butlers, some gardeners who take care of the estate, kitchenstaff, houskeeping. It could happen that you cant eat every day a la carte, and maybe you will not be able to fuel your yacht more than a few times per month. So think twice if thats what you can manage in the longer run with?
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ok maybe should say i'm quite loose with cash around ed's especially on nights out and like to eat in nice restaurants/ buy designer clothes/ eat nice foods (waitrose/ M&S) lol
Nope. Not enough for that I'm afraid.
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Nope. Not enough for that I'm afraid.
If he's single I don't see why not
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Nope. Not enough for that I'm afraid.
Cool no worries I guess I do live quite handy in Eds, but really want a change. I guess if i decide to head over the general feed back is 'just about right to get by with zero savings'.
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Hi All,
I am considering a job offer and relocating to Basel. Would CHF 70,000 be a salary worth considering?
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You won't be saving any money but neither will you be starving.
For one person, the effort and time involved in going to Germany to buy some shopping isn't worth the cash saving IMO, much better to spend the weekends getting out and about.
No you don't need a car, but it's essential if you want some freedom to roam the country and see Switzerland/France/Germany.
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