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Re: Moving from Greece to Switzerland

I would like to add some extra data to the problem


In Greece,
I work as a Financial Controller, I gain a net annual salary of 21500 euros, I have my own house and car. I am not married yet, but I will get pretty soon. My fiance has a job gaining around a net salary of 7.000 euros, So the total net income is 28.500 euros in our pocket..

In Switzerland,
Possibly my NET salary is going to be around 120.000-125.000 chf annually. I will have my own car as well, I will have to rent a house, my fiance is not going to work in the near future.

Consider that
a) Because of the new taxes and income decreasings due to the IMF, the cost of life in Greece has increased very very much ( e.g. the fuel costs around 1,60 euros /lt).Additionally,
b) the company I am working for is likely to collapse!!
c) The cost of life is likely to get increased during the winter

Which is the best choise after taking account the above mentioned parameters??
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Re: Moving from Greece to Switzerland

Greek here on pretty much the same situation.

I'd say you already know the answer.. go ahead and give ch a try.

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Old 17.08.2010, 23:32
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Which is the best choise after taking account the above mentioned parameters??
I am sorry, but I can't believe you are still questioning it.

Greece = no job (company about to collapse)
Switzerland = 2 jobs one in Zug, one in Basel (?)

Difficult choice? Then you better stay in Greece.
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Very ironic this comment.i can't believe that there are people who think like that.

P.S. to latinangelgr:
You should take into consideration that there are many people who think like ''Cashboy'' before you leave from Greece.
Oh, cmon now. I'm sure you got that irony means joking, right? And it's such an obvious joke. But yes, be prepared that it might be around for some time, even if people mean no harm.
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Re: Moving from Greece to Switzerland

Greek here also.

I have researched the topic but I havent talked with employees. I am doing my master yet.

Expect that only the rent of a house in ZH has about 1000-1500 euros every month.

ZH is much more expensive. I will post this very good survey later...
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Old 19.08.2010, 13:54
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Greek here also.

Expect that only the rent of a house in ZH has about 1000-1500 euros every month.
1000 euros gets you a 2-bedroom apartment in a lousy area, but not a house in Zurich..... take a look at homegate.ch to see what prices are like. Very hard to find houses for less than CHF 4000.
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This is everything you need to read :

http://www.ubs.com/1/ShowMedia/wealt...hne_2009_e.pdf

I am waiting your comments!
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Re: Moving from Greece to Switzerland

There is a substianstial COL in Swiss as comapred to Greece so you can just compare the two figures at face value. Both salaries are fair. You might actually manage to negotiate better but 130K - 150K is okay for a normal life in swiss.
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There is a substianstial COL in Swiss as comapred to Greece so you can just compare the two figures at face value. Both salaries are fair. You might actually manage to negotiate better but 130K - 150K is okay for a normal life in swiss.
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Hello everbody,

Due to the huge financial crisis that hit the Greek economy and thereore my current employer, I am willing to relocate to Switzerland. I am a financial controller. My current gross salary in Greece is around 35.000 euros. I had some interviews with Swiss employers offering me around 150.000 CHF annually, in the region of Basle and 130.000 CHF in the region of Zug.

So, I would like to make a couple of questions.

a) What is my net annual salary in those two salary offers?
b) Are they considered as high, medium, small salaries??
c) I am engaged, so, i will relocate to Switzerland with my girlfriend, who is not going to get a job there in the near future. Is this amount of salary (130.000-150.000 CHF) for two people having a "normal" way of life?
d) Am I going to have some spare money put in my savings account in the end of the year??

thank you!!
a) zug is generally lower taxed than basel. go to the online calculators to work out exactly what your net will be
b) average to good salaries for the job (depends exactly on the job)
c) yes
d) yes
e) you currently earn 35keur, and will get something like 100keur. why aren't you packing?
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a) zug is generally lower taxed than basel. go to the online calculators to work out exactly what your net will be
b) average to good salaries for the job (depends exactly on the job)
c) yes
d) yes
e) you currently earn 35keur, and will get something like 100keur. why aren't you packing?
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I would like to add some extra data to the problem


In Greece,
I work as a Financial Controller, I gain a net annual salary of 21500 euros, I have my own house and car. I am not married yet, but I will get pretty soon. My fiance has a job gaining around a net salary of 7.000 euros, So the total net income is 28.500 euros in our pocket..

In Switzerland,
Possibly my NET salary is going to be around 120.000-125.000 chf annually. I will have my own car as well, I will have to rent a house, my fiance is not going to work in the near future.

Consider that
a) Because of the new taxes and income decreasings due to the IMF, the cost of life in Greece has increased very very much ( e.g. the fuel costs around 1,60 euros /lt).Additionally,
b) the company I am working for is likely to collapse!!
c) The cost of life is likely to get increased during the winter

Which is the best choise after taking account the above mentioned parameters??
Looking at what you are saying in this post and in the opening post, I can list various reasons for chosing Switzerland:
- much better pay
- higher job security (you said your current company is about to collapse)
- Greek economy (higher taxes and every decreasing public spending)

As such if you are still questioning whether to opt for CH or not then you must have some emotional doubts e.g., leaving family/friends or ease of living in own country. But I doubt anyone in this forum can help you overcome such personal questions -probably you were hoping for some negative comments regarding the offers you got .. making your decision easier
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