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Old 01.10.2011, 01:05
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Re: relatively cheap accommodation

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Stephen beat me to it. The other part of the Neuchatel Jura which is very reasonable is the Val-de-Travers- which is very close to the French border (buses to Pontarlier/FRance to go shopping).
And up there you can live in Vaud as well if you want. Lots of cheap apartments in the Ste-Croix area. Lots of little ski slopes too- and killer cross country skiing.

Jump to 1:51 to see what cheap Jura living looks like:



Replace the cars with current models and it's exactly the same now.

And the marvelous brasserie Trois Dames in there- so it's on tap in the bars
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Old 01.10.2011, 01:07
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good idea, I will check that out. Didn't realise that parts of canton fribourg are near neuchatel
Neuchatel is above the lake and Bern it to the right of Fribourg and Vaud is to the left & the grey chunks lake mixed in with Fribourg.

Over on the right corner of Lake Neuchatel you can live in Bern, Fribourg, Vaud or Neuchatel which one you choose could change your tax situation quite a lot especially if you don't pay tax at source.

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Neuchatel is above the lake and Bern it to the right of Fribourg and Vaud is to the left & the grey chunks lake mixed in with Fribourg.

Over on the right corner of Lake Neuchatel you can live in Bern, Fribourg, Vaud or Neuchatel which one you choose could change your tax situation quite a lot especially if you don't pay tax at source.

well, I am soon to be unemployed after finishing a short contract. My dole payment will be ok as I had a good salary while working but I want to get out of Geneva and go somewhere affordable. Canton Fribourg good well be a good option. Thanks for this great map
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Re: relatively cheap accommodation

Canton FR is odd, isn't it, with those little bits breaking off into Vaudois territory. Continental drift on a Swiss scale ?
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We're also very close to a railway station, have three supermarkets within a five minute walk and a kebab house which is open 364 days of the year.

hmmm... so not really open every day eh
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Except that the taxes are high there. Better off in Fribourg near Neuchatel.
someone looking to spend 900 a month on housing is usually not too worried about taxes, in my humble opinion ....
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Old 05.10.2011, 01:38
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Re: relatively cheap accommodation

if you're already in geneva, then you could always live in france. i've also seen studios in basel for as little as 400chfs a month (more like 30sqm though) - and you can always do a flatshare.
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well, I am soon to be unemployed after finishing a short contract. My dole payment will be ok as I had a good salary while working but I want to get out of Geneva and go somewhere affordable. Canton Fribourg good well be a good option. Thanks for this great map
Well, we will see you there then! i think that's where we are headed next year.


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someone looking to spend 900 a month on housing is usually not too worried about taxes, in my humble opinion ....
On the contrary, if you have a tight budget you should pick your village very carefully. The less money you have the more important saving as much as you can it.

Let's say he has 36000 a year, he would pay 50CHF in Zug, 80CHF in Vaud, and 250CHF in Jura (per month in taxes)! I think that's quite an important difference on a small budget.
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