Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03.01.2018, 00:40
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 65
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
stevebw has no particular reputation at present
Appliances

Hi All,

What does a rented apartment usually come with in regards to appliances? I'm trying to understand how much I might need to spend when coming to Switzerland.

For instance - washer/dryer? Refrigerator? Stove? Is it safe to assume the apartment comes with these appliances?


Also - what kinds of appliances (items powered via electricity) work well while using a converter? Is there a listing of items that typically work fine with a converter vs appliances one would need to purchase while in CH?

Thanks for any insights!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03.01.2018, 00:49
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CH
Posts: 2,304
Groaned at 87 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 2,002 Times in 1,123 Posts
ivank has a reputation beyond reputeivank has a reputation beyond reputeivank has a reputation beyond reputeivank has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Appliances

Quote:
View Post
For instance - washer/dryer?
In the older buildings these would be almost always communal. Only newer builds (ca 2000+) would likely have individual units in the apartment itself

Quote:
Refrigerator? Stove? Is it safe to assume the apartment comes with these appliances?
Yes
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03.01.2018, 08:01
Mrs. Doolittle's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Aargau
Posts: 6,118
Groaned at 122 Times in 89 Posts
Thanked 7,212 Times in 3,398 Posts
Mrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Appliances

The competition for apartments in Zurich is brutal. Unless the OP has a very generous budget he might have to take what he can get.

I personally don't understand why the OP and his wife don't opt to live in Basel where his employer is based.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Mrs. Doolittle for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 03.01.2018, 08:45
roegner's Avatar
Moderately Dutch
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 9,843
Groaned at 341 Times in 283 Posts
Thanked 11,434 Times in 5,593 Posts
roegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Appliances

Quote:
View Post
The competition for apartments in Zurich is brutal. Unless the OP has a very generous budget he might have to take what he can get.

I personally don't understand why the OP and his wife don't opt to live in Basel where his employer is based.
Especially the ones with a good train connection :-)
Still quite a commute every day.

Or OP should look into moving somewhere outside of Zurich, lots cheaper.

Did you ever get the OK to live in another Kanton than the one you got a work permit for OP?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03.01.2018, 09:33
Samaire13's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: CH
Posts: 4,258
Groaned at 109 Times in 89 Posts
Thanked 6,966 Times in 2,661 Posts
Samaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Appliances

Quote:
View Post
For instance - washer/dryer? Refrigerator? Stove? Is it safe to assume the apartment comes with these appliances?
All apartments come with a full kitchen incl stove, refrigerator, often a steamer, usually a dishwasher (in buildings built after 2000 give or take). You need to spend zero francs on that.

Washer/dryer depends on the building. Anything built after 2005 or so likely has a washer/dryer in the apartment, anything built before that is likely to just have a communal washer/dryer. Even in the latter case, not all apartments come with the option to even have your own washer/dryer installed, you need to ask.

And I agree, still makes zero sense to live in Zurich. That is aside from previously discussed restrictions and multiple challenges.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Samaire13 for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kitchen appliances Expatbrit Daily life 2 07.04.2012 23:25
Kitchen appliances millie110375 Other/general 1 10.11.2010 14:32


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0