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Is this a good salary for Italian Switzerland?

Hi everyone,

I just found this forum yesterday and have been digesting all the useful information you give here. However, one basic (for me!) question hasn't been answered.

I'm currently negotiating with a Swiss firm. They offer me a 100k (gross) salary as a Product Manager in Lugano, which, according to them, means over CHF 5500 net (x13).

They've not been able to tell me exactly what kind of lifestyle you may have with such a salary. Would I be able to rent a nice place? Save money? Or just life from month to month?

I'm single, by the way, in case that marks a difference, and I'm sure it does

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Old 14.08.2008, 11:56
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Re: Is this a good salary for Italian Switzerland?

You'll have no problem, unless you date a lot. Dinners out get very expensive very fast...
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Old 16.08.2008, 10:49
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Re: Is this a good salary for Italian Switzerland?

100k in Lugano is a lot of money. Ticino is way cheaper than Zurich so you will have a nice life.
Of course being a single young man means that you will pay more taxes than if you had a family, but if you choose wisely the town you'll live in it won't be that bad. Living in Lugano itself should be a good choice.
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Hi everyone,

I just found this forum yesterday and have been digesting all the useful information you give here. However, one basic (for me!) question hasn't been answered.

I'm currently negotiating with a Swiss firm. They offer me a 100k (gross) salary as a Product Manager in Lugano, which, according to them, means over CHF 5500 net (x13).

They've not been able to tell me exactly what kind of lifestyle you may have with such a salary. Would I be able to rent a nice place? Save money? Or just life from month to month?

I'm single, by the way, in case that marks a difference, and I'm sure it does

Thanks a lot for your help.

Regards,
Idoru
hi!

u've got already a very nice salary... and salary in Switzerland matters also what kind of work or profession u r in... just be good in managing ur finances... :-)

Peachy
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Old 08.10.2008, 02:08
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Welcome Idoru! It really does depend on your lifestyle. Rent is not cheap but you probably don't need anything huge if you're on your own.

Eating out can get costly but there are some great restaurants in Lugano.

I think you'd have a pretty good quality of life with that salary.
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Old 10.10.2008, 15:18
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I hope that this doesnt count as thread hijacking, but rather than post another "is my salary good enough post" can someone share the best salary generator/calculator links for Switzerland. I tried doing a search on the forum past articles, but they seem to be scattered on many post that I wont have the time to go through. Besides, the answer will probably be useful to the OP as well...

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I hope that this doesnt count as thread hijacking, but rather than post another "is my salary good enough post" can someone share the best salary generator/calculator links for Switzerland. I tried doing a search on the forum past articles, but they seem to be scattered on many post that I wont have the time to go through. Besides, the answer will probably be useful to the OP as well...

Thnaks!!!

Hola Paulita,


Hope this helps:

http://www.estv.admin.ch/e/dienstlei...uerrechner.htm
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100k in Lugano is a lot of money. Ticino is way cheaper than Zurich so you will have a nice life.
Of course being a single young man means that you will pay more taxes than if you had a family, but if you choose wisely the town you'll live in it won't be that bad. Living in Lugano itself should be a good choice.
Having lived in both I had to disagree with that "way cheaper". It is cheaper but I would say slightly. Of course you pay much less if you move far away from any town (but that's about the same in Zurich) at least for the rental part. The reality is that salaries are unjustifiedly lower in Ticino than in the northern part and there is a sense of resignation (they still have the excuse that it's italians fault - p.s. why does it not happen in the french and german part where they have lots of labour from neighbouring countries with a cheaper cost of living?) that if you want a higher salary you have to move to the northern part.
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This is a tax calculator not a salary calculator.
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