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Cost of living in Waadt vs Aargau

Hello,
I'm considering moving from Aargau to Waadt, with work close to Gland.
Now I'm renting a not-so-great but inexpensie house near Lenzburg, and I am just shocked by the rental prices in Waadt.
Are there other surprises in the cost of living there, e.g. health insurance, doctors' bills, food prices?
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Old 21.03.2010, 07:32
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I've never lived in Aargau but from what I know about Vaud, my guess is that taxes and health insurance premiums will also be higher in Gland. You can check for yourself on these comparison websites:

Taxes:
https://calculators.credit-suisse.co...oal=110&lang=1

Health Insurance:
www.comparis.ch

Don't see why Migros and Coop should charge higher for food.
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I've never lived in Aargau but from what I know about Vaud, my guess is that taxes and health insurance premiums will also be higher in Gland. You can check for yourself on these comparison websites:

Taxes:
https://calculators.credit-suisse.co...oal=110&lang=1

Health Insurance:
www.comparis.ch

Don't see why Migros and Coop should charge higher for food.
Housing will likely be higher too. If it's a good job offer with more money, then it may be worth it. Don't forget to factor in moving costs.
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Housing will likely be higher too. If it's a good job offer with more money, then it may be worth it. [..
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There is more money offered, but I wonder where go those who cannot afford CHF 3k per 4 room appartments, because I would be more than happy to join them; otherwise most of the salary increase would be eaten by more expensive housing. Do people commute there 30-40km from Jura canton or the northern part of Vaud?
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There is more money offered, but I wonder where go those who cannot afford CHF 3k per 4 room appartments, because I would be more than happy to join them; otherwise most of the salary increase would be eaten by more expensive housing. Do people commute there 30-40km from Jura canton or the northern part of Vaud?
Jacek
Can't say for Jura but people certainly people commute those distances within Vaud. Some of my neighbours drive 50 km to Lausanne to work. Problem in the villages on that stretch of the lakeshore you're talking about isn't just the price of housing, it's the availability of housing. Lack of supply in places like Nyon, Rolle, Gland, Morges etc is forcing folks to commute greater distances than they used to.
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Re: Cost of living in Waadt vs Aargau

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Hello,
I'm considering moving from Aargau to Waadt, with work close to Gland.
Now I'm renting a not-so-great but inexpensie house near Lenzburg, and I am just shocked by the rental prices in Waadt.
Are there other surprises in the cost of living there, e.g. health insurance, doctors' bills, food prices?
Yacek
Renens is a popular area with low revenues/rental.
Canton Waadt/Vaud is expensive when it comes to taxes, healthcare and their administration is known to be a real pain in the a**
Many people commute from Yverdon-Les-Bains and even Neuchatel.
Check the train schedules because driving is also a pain on the highway Lausanne-Geneve.
Good luck.
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There is more money offered, but I wonder where go those who cannot afford CHF 3k per 4 room appartments, because I would be more than happy to join them; otherwise most of the salary increase would be eaten by more expensive housing. Do people commute there 30-40km from Jura canton or the northern part of Vaud?
Jacek
You might want to have a look at France which is very close. However you would then have to do a full calculation as other costs i.e. taxes, insurance will be different.
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but I wonder where go those who cannot afford CHF 3k per 4 room appartments, because I would be more than happy to join them
To answer your question, they become squatters. A fairly well-known sqatting culture around here.

And I guess everything is relative. Most people come to Vaud to escape the high taxes/cost of living in Geneva.
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