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Old 27.03.2010, 21:58
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Salary needed in Innerschweiz area for 4 + dog

I am probably beating a dead horse with this. We are going to be 3 adults, one kid and a dog. I have seen a few threads where people are saying you should make at least 150k SFr. for a decent life style with a family. Now I am a little concerned because I am getting an offer closer to 100k SFr. Then again our kid will got to public schools and we will not need outside child care. I know already that the housing expense for us will be in the range of 25k SFr./year. Would such a salary be enough to save some for retirement and still be able to take a couple of vacations throughout the year?
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Re: Salary needed in Innerschweiz area for 4 + dog

More than enough, many families in Switzerland survive on 40-60K a year.
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Re: Salary needed in Innerschweiz area for 4 + dog

Oh, I forgot, the kid is still a baby - concerning diaper etc. expenses.
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Re: Salary needed in Innerschweiz area for 4 + dog

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It all very much depends on how you want to live. A normal, middle-class family will definitely get by with 100k CHF. The average salary in Switzerland is somewhere around 60-70k, so you'll get by if you don't need private schools etc.
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Re: Salary needed in Innerschweiz area for 4 + dog

No, you're goosed.
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Yeah you'll be fine.

Check out http://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Main.do/...nguage=English this will help you work out your budget for food and things you require for the baby and dog.
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Re: Salary needed in Innerschweiz area for 4 + dog

Thanks SimonHicken. Ah, Tropicana Orange juice in Switzerland - finally! I will have to adjust to the pricing though - especially for the organic food stuff. I mean California is not cheap at all but this is a whole different ballgame! Luckily we are not big meat eaters. We might look into planting some of our own food such as herbs, salad, tomatoes, berries and whatever the climate allows for. Are there any organic fruit/veggie box delivery services?
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