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Please let me know. [cost of living questions]

Hello members,

Just simple question.

We are a Family of three, my salary is 78k (13months).
I still kinda manage to save 1500-2000chf months though (the rent is really lucky one I be got at the moment) but seriously though Can I manage to survive Here?? I know everything is possible but...
My Problem is that I don't see my future with my current job...and now I find hard to find a job here. (Due to ,I guess, language, age, qualification) or I may not be aggressive enough for job hunting...any job is fine for me....
I have a job offer in one of Eastern European countries...no guarantee if I like it or not...don't even know if I prefer to live in the country or in Switzerland...the salary (about 40k eur) which is said to be 4times more than the country's average salary...and I am just asking your opinion ...it could be a bad move, and you know I would be better off only in the country....but 78000k salary in Switzerland is really nice t special correct? ...I wish I just loved my current job....kinda heavy feeling right now...

Sorry I meant 78 k is not really special

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Old 22.03.2017, 22:58
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Re: Please let me know.

Well 78K is not really much in CH, so 40K Euro in Eastern Europe would probably give you a better standard of living. Depends on the details really.
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Thanks for your reply,

Yes right? Can you possibly tell me what sort of level my salary is in Switzerland standard? (Graduate IT students, hotel manager ) I think I manage because of the rent and I go shopping in Germany haha.
I am sure I would be better off in the country...but then if I lost job or any unforeseen events...what can o do?....this no other country does better than Switzerland I guess....oh just remind me of job loss things...is it true that Switzerland will even pay arbeitslösengeld for people who resigned voluntarily?...70% , 80% (in case younhave minors) ??
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Re: Please let me know.

78k is about the average salary in Switzerland.

40k in an Eastern European country is likely to be 2-3 times the average salary.

I'll let you figure out which is better, relatively speaking.


Granted, salary is one thing. Other aspects of standard of living are another.


That being said, for hospitality, that Swiss salary is perfectly fine. Even a good one, actually. Your personal circumstances (married, kids, whatever) are irrelevant for your job and salary.

And I'm sure you can find out more if you use the search function in this forum or google instead of waiting for someone to spoonfeed you information.

But since I'm nice today: under certain circumstances, you will receive unemployment money even if you resign yourself, provided you have worked in Switzerland for a certain period of time and after a certain blocking period during which you will receive nothing.
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Thanks for being so nice to me S13,

Ok average, I got it.
I, true to my heart, should stay in Switzerland.
It is just the current situation makes me do this...(the best is to find an another job in Switzerland).

Also my fear of being jobless...I heard that ppl on b permit can be told to leave by the authority...since I found a hard to find a job here....hm...ok under certain circumstances....don't know what it is...but ok so ppl will get this then...anyway jobless must be avoided at any rate.

By the way funny thing is that z.b. h and m does not really change the price much in the eastern block....so really wonder sometimes how they manage to keep up their appearances while they earn 2-3times less than CH, DE....h and m is a cheap shop in Switzerland no?

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Re: Please let me know. [cost of living questions]

Yes, clothing is relatively expensive compared to salaries in eastern europe. But it's not so expensive that you cannot afford to buy a new pair of jeans In eastern europe you get savings other ways. You don't need to buy a sweater every month, do you? I constantly tracking my budget and clothing is not the biggest expense line in my spreadsheet

According to my research swiss average salary equals 3-4 average salaries in eastern europe. But everything changes when you go abroad - you have much less buying power, although you have pretty good standard of living back home.
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To be honest some times finances take the win. 78k is not much to live off of in Switzerland, plus if you plan to expand your Family daycare is very expensive in Switzerland. I would recommend moving...
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