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Old 10.05.2011, 15:30
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Re: Average rent in Zurich Chf 2500 for decent flats?

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BTW: Zurich HAS all type of folks. But yes, if you want a nice and modern 3.5 room 100 sqm appartment within the city, you are looking at 2500 CHFs a month. As soon as you leave the city limits to the West, say Dietikon or Spreitenbach, the rents are significantly lower. That's some 10 minutes on the train to HB.
You don't even need to leave the city limits or move to some totally boring "Agglo" dump. Schwamendingen for example is pretty affordable and much better than its reputation (of course this depends on precisely which bit of Schwamendingen you're looking at). Altstetten and some of the nicer bits of Aussersihl are also good value for money these days having grown quite a bit slicker over the last couple of years (with the cabarets etc moving out and lots of fancy new bars and restaurants and things taking their place) without rents having really folowed that development (yet).

Outside the city boundaries but still more or less joined onto the city proper are decent working-class places like Dübendorf or Schlieren where you can also get affordable housing and still live a decent life.

But of course if you want a view of the lake and insanely rich neighbours, then yes, you need deep pockets.
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Old 10.05.2011, 15:33
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At the moment 8008 and 8032 are far from super-slick.
As far as 8008 is concerned, not in my opinion. While there are certainly a lot of foreigners, there are also a great many people who still dress like this (along with some quality shops and boutiques...and where else can you get a 1700 chf throw cushion?)

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Old 10.05.2011, 15:39
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Re: Average rent in Zurich Chf 2500 for decent flats?

This is just a "How much do I need to earn for a good life in Zurich?" thread - dressed up differently.

2500chf @ 33% of take home = 7,500chf

take home = 75% of gross

Gross = 10,000chf

PA = 120,000chf

Told you
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Old 10.05.2011, 15:44
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...(along with some quality shops and boutiques...and where else can you get a 1700 chf throw cushion?)
Dont know about poncy throw cushions but I got my Weber BBQ pit over the weekend at 20 CHF off. In Seefeld!!! Take that!!!

woop woop
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Dont know about poncy throw cushions but I got my Weber BBQ pit over the weekend at 20 CHF off. In Seefeld!!! Take that!!!

woop woop
Real bargain if it was this one
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Old 10.05.2011, 16:01
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Re: Average rent in Zurich Chf 2500 for decent flats?

there are some cheaper places e.g. adliswil. also there are some cheap studios quite central. a friend of mine is moving out of one which is close to Central and costs 1400 pcm.
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There shoudl be some subsidized housing in the center so Zurich has all kinds of people in the middle and not just rich folks.
There is, my dear, there is. But as a friend of mine living right next to Bahnhof Wipkingen in a three room flat for less than 800 per month puts it "you don't LOOK for a city owned apartment, you HAVE one". As in, once you are in, you never, ever move out. Also, if you are living on your own, you can survive in two rooms. Really, you can, some people are perfectly fine with just the one room.
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Old 11.05.2011, 08:26
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As far as 8008 is concerned, not in my opinion. While there are certainly a lot of foreigners, there are also a great many people who still dress like this (along with some quality shops and boutiques...and where else can you get a 1700 chf throw cushion?)
Well, Seefeld in my eyes looks pretty much like this:



and this:



and includes the noise and dust to go with it.
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Old 11.05.2011, 10:18
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Re: Average rent in Zurich Chf 2500 for decent flats?

I was at the AGM of our Baugenossenschaft yesterday evening and there was a lot of talk there about flats in the sub 1000 CHF range being built new (on Hohlstrasse). Even some larger and more fancy appartments are going at well below 2500.

Of course if you get too snobbish about your area, then you should be able to stump up the money accordingly. You can't have it both ways.
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Old 11.05.2011, 10:19
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Re: Average rent in Zurich Chf 2500 for decent flats?

^^Ya forgot the best bit:

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Re: Average rent in Zurich Chf 2500 for decent flats?

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I was at the AGM of our Baugenossenschaft yesterday evening and there was a lot of talk there about flats in the sub 1000 CHF range being built new (on Hohlstrasse).
Hi!

Do you have a link or anything for this? I really like that area, and would love to look at apartments there...

Cheers!!
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Old 11.05.2011, 13:13
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Hi!

Do you have a link or anything for this? I really like that area, and would love to look at apartments there...

Cheers!!
Contact these guys:

http://www.bszimo.ch/

(mind you the project on Hohlstrasse has only just been decided, so it'll be some time before they are actually built)
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Re: Average rent in Zurich Chf 2500 for decent flats?

THANKS! That's a shame, but it's good to know for the future!
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Old 11.05.2011, 13:50
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THANKS! That's a shame, but it's good to know for the future!
I'd contact them anyway. They have buildings all over town and people are moving in and out all the time.

This page has the present vacancies

http://www.bszimo.ch/vacancies_Test.htm
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Well, Seefeld in my eyes looks pretty much like this:


and includes the noise and dust to go with it.
Well, sure there's a development going on on Seefeldstrasse (when they were doing the foundations the noise was deafening) but that's actually just one road and most of real Seefeld is one block back around Dufourstrasse and the roads leading off it. Take a walk down there and towards the lake - it's really quite pretty.
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Re: Average rent in Zurich Chf 2500 for decent flats?

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Well, Seefeld in my eyes looks pretty much like this:



and this:



and includes the noise and dust to go with it.
certainly not worth the premium rents if it indeed looks like this in Seefeld
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Even if you've lived here all your life?

I've seen so many families and elderly people kicked out of their appartments here (8032, 8008) - I don't think that's quite right either.

Why is that happening if they are able to pay the rent there should not be an issue no ?
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Even if you've lived here all your life?

I've seen so many families and elderly people kicked out of their appartments here (8032, 8008) - I don't think that's quite right either.
did they really get kicked out, or just decided it was too expensive and moved out?
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Because 8008 is a super slick post code and 2500chf is really low for an apartment there.
I thought it would be super slick for the prices ! Unfortunatley it continues to be one big building site. They seem to knock down buildings, refurbish and dig up every bloody road around my apartment. But then I think a lot of Seefeld continualy experiences this problem. I've never lived anywhere with this kind of constant noise and distruption before.

2500chf to 2700 chf I would have thought would be about average for a 2.5 room , as my 3.5 room is around 3500chf and thats only a 2 min walk to the lake.
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Well, sure there's a development going on on Seefeldstrasse (when they were doing the foundations the noise was deafening) but that's actually just one road and most of real Seefeld is one block back around Dufourstrasse and the roads leading off it. Take a walk down there and towards the lake - it's really quite pretty.
You need to skip down this end of Dufourstrasse Buddy! Beautiful road absolutley been hell to live in !
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