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Old 02.05.2007, 01:46
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Cost of Living Calculation?

Okay, please don't flame me. I've done a Search on Cost of Living and read all of the great information. I've also seen all the stupid-ish questions about "how much do i need to live in zurich with three kids and a dog?". Of course you can't tell me how much I will need to live on because you know nothing about me or my lifestyle!

So my question is this.....

Is there a calculator online (or a calculation formula) which will compare one city to another internationally? I've found lots domestically (ie New York compared to Chicago) and I've found lots internationally (ie London compared to Singapore) but I can't find anything that will compare what I'm looking for.....which is Atlanta versus Zurich. I did come across one article that said Atlanta is a 78, New York is a 100, and Zurich is a 118...which would mean that Zurich is about 40-50% more expensive than Atlanta to live in.

Can anyone point me to another source to back this up with? I'm heading into employment negotiations.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02.05.2007, 02:08
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Re: Cost of Living Calculation?

Hi Sweetdaisy,
I am sure I've used such a thing as a calculator but I honestly cannot remember where it was. I also used http://www.comparis.ch/immigration/default.aspx to give me a good idea of costs to make my own calculations. Hope this helps you too... Good luck
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There is a UBS Cost of Living survey which is actually quite detailed (comparative cost of a shirt for example, which is useful for when you lose yours in Zürich). Its been discussed on other threads, but an important point to note is that all the comparisons depend on the exchange rates at the time, and the dollar is currently down'n'out. And of course in the words of the great Bessie Smith, Nobody Loves You when you're down'n'out.

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Okay, please don't flame me. I've done a Search on Cost of Living and read all of the great information. I've also seen all the stupid-ish questions about "how much do i need to live in zurich with three kids and a dog?". Of course you can't tell me how much I will need to live on because you know nothing about me or my lifestyle!

So my question is this.....

Is there a calculator online (or a calculation formula) which will compare one city to another internationally? I've found lots domestically (ie New York compared to Chicago) and I've found lots internationally (ie London compared to Singapore) but I can't find anything that will compare what I'm looking for.....which is Atlanta versus Zurich. I did come across one article that said Atlanta is a 78, New York is a 100, and Zurich is a 118...which would mean that Zurich is about 40-50% more expensive than Atlanta to live in.

Can anyone point me to another source to back this up with? I'm heading into employment negotiations.

Thanks in advance!
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