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Basel Stadt vs Basel Land 2012

Hello..

Happy belated new year to you all.

Just started working recently in Basel and currently doing Mon-Fri and then back to UK on the weekends and have been told more than likely
to be here 6-12 months

I am currently considering renting a room during my week stay as a crash pad rather than hotel rooms which are a bit unpredictable.
  • Tax less in Basel stadt or Basel Land as a single person?
  • Which areas in Basel Stadt/Land should I consider with tram/bus routes to Badischer bahnof?
  • Registration?
  • Health insurance?
Anything else I need to consider?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 01.02.2012, 14:46
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Re: Basel Stadt vs Basel Land 2012

Taxes are lower in Baselland but the cost savings will be eaten up by the inconvenience of living further away.

If you're a UK citizen you should consider living in France or Germany and driving to work if they'll grant you parking.

Tram line info can be found at www.tnw.ch

Registration and Insurance.... tons of infos here on the forum. Just use the search function.
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Re: Basel Stadt vs Basel Land 2012

Basel Stadt all day long, especially if you actually work in the City. Consider that you'll be travelling to/from the airport twice a week, if you live in BL its a longer commute (train/bus) and if you live in France/Germany then you'll have to drive to the airport and weekend parking is expensive. The other advantages of BS is that there is more to do/see, major supermarkets close at 20:00 (22:00 at the station).

So the few hundred that you may save by living in BL will be wiped out by the extra costs and general inconvenience.
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Old 02.02.2012, 21:06
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Re: Basel Stadt vs Basel Land 2012

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Basel Stadt all day long, especially if you actually work in the City. Consider that you'll be travelling to/from the airport twice a week, if you live in BL its a longer commute (train/bus) and if you live in France/Germany then you'll have to drive to the airport and weekend parking is expensive. The other advantages of BS is that there is more to do/see, major supermarkets close at 20:00 (22:00 at the station).

So the few hundred that you may save by living in BL will be wiped out by the extra costs and general inconvenience.
About " if you live in France/Germany then you'll have to drive to the airport and weekend parking is expensive"

Unless you travel to the airport direct to & from your office location
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Old 02.02.2012, 21:20
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Re: Basel Stadt vs Basel Land 2012

Places like Bruderholz, Allschwil are reasonably close to the city centre that you can live there and socialise in town. Having said that I always liked being able to walk home from a night out if the last tram has already gone.

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Re: Basel Stadt vs Basel Land 2012

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Basel Stadt all day long, especially if you actually work in the City. Consider that you'll be travelling to/from the airport twice a week, if you live in BL its a longer commute (train/bus) and if you live in France/Germany then you'll have to drive to the airport and weekend parking is expensive. The other advantages of BS is that there is more to do/see, major supermarkets close at 20:00 (22:00 at the station).

So the few hundred that you may save by living in BL will be wiped out by the extra costs and general inconvenience.
Hmm. Just a matter of different reference point. Allschwil and Binningen have grown into one continuum with BaselStadt that it really does not make a lot of difference travelling from these two villages to the interesting places in BS. From Basel Badische Bahnhof (Basel Bad) you can get into Allschwil with tram 6 in 25 minutes. Same for Binningen with the tram or bus.

Of course, if you choose the outer edges of Baselland it will take more than 1 hour by car to get anywhere near BS.

Major supermarkets in Allschwil and Binningen close as well at 20:00 pm. I commute daily from Allschwil to the Novartis Campus by bicycle. Pedalling would take me 30 minutes, with my motor switched on it is 15 minutes. With the current weather (snow-covered streets) it is 20 minutes.

I do admit that travelling to the airport takes longer. I usually take a taxi, especially with the extremely early departure times of some of the flights (06.15am London City).

Just a different viewpoint.
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Re: Basel Stadt vs Basel Land 2012

I had the same discussion with a friend the other day and we went into the tax pages of the two cantons to compare Quellenssteuer. Well I must admit that for a single person without children in the 10K/month range there was just 1.3% difference. For me the saving it's not worth the difference. Have a look at those files:

http://www.steuer.bs.ch/19000_mb_qst...und_tarife.pdf
http://www.baselland.ch/fileadmin/ba...if12_Ad_Bd.pdf
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