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Old 26.10.2010, 16:13
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

24% of gross, and that's higher than I 'should' be paying I think.
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

1.18% (i had to compute that 3 times to ensure accuracy)

my wife and i are DINKs.
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Old 26.10.2010, 16:31
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

18% of net....over 30% I would consider to be a bad choice of apt or job
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Old 26.10.2010, 16:36
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1.18% (i had to compute that 3 times to ensure accuracy)

my wife and i are DINKs.
Unlikely unless your polygamous family are NINKs (nine incomes, no kids)
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Old 26.10.2010, 16:41
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

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1.18% (i had to compute that 3 times to ensure accuracy)

my wife and i are DINKs.
either you're doing a monthly rent vs annual salary, or you have a very nice salary!
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Old 26.10.2010, 16:45
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

I pay 15%. Yes, there are still affordable places around if you're prepared to look. The building looks a bit grubby outside and faces a very busy road, but inside it's all nice and recently refurbished, and to me its the inside that matters.
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either you're doing a monthly rent vs annual salary, or you have a very nice salary!
Or they live here
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Old 26.10.2010, 16:48
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

Just over 30% incl. NK - but like RichDog I need a nice cave to hide in. Plenty left over to stock said cave with booze.
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

17% of net
12% of gross

I have more than plenty left over for
1) Going out
2) Vacations every quarter
3) Savings

Main priorities are above.
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

I think you need to consider whether you are using just the basic rent or adding the NK + utilities which can change the percentage quite a bit.
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Old 27.10.2010, 08:21
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

About 15.5% of gross salary, including the included utilities etc. Comparatively, rent is the one 'cheap' thing I've found in Switzerland.

DINKs, for the record.
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

39% of my net salary (as part of moving to Zurich, said I'd pay the rent but to a max which equals 39% of my salary - partner is meant to pay rest). A place we almost took would have taken 31% of my net salary.

The flat is very nice (atypical, 150 m2 with only three bedrooms but a big mezzanine, two bathrooms as usual, two balconies, fireplace), but to be honest a bit too rich/sophisticated for our needs/finances. It's a very long way from the council house I grew up in!

And it's not even in Zurich, that's the bit that gets me. 11 min walk to one SBB station, or 20 minute (or 4 minute bus ride) to other SBB station (which also has the start/end of a tram line). I really hate this, and am not sure I'll truly be happy in the place.

Really paying too much IMHO, but as already pointed out, we (family) spend more time at home that anywhere else. And the rest of the family like it, so I suppose all in all it's a good deal. But FFS, 39%...
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Old 27.10.2010, 17:51
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

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I think you need to consider whether you are using just the basic rent or adding the NK + utilities which can change the percentage quite a bit.
I'd included NK. To be honest utilities are pretty inconsequential: electric at 45 a month based on actual usage, Internet, tv and billag at 93 a month. No landline. The car on the other hand is a money pit, but worth it.

Also DINKs
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The car on the other hand is a money pit, but worth it.
Porsche rated winter tyres kill you
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Old 27.10.2010, 18:16
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Porsche rated winter tyres kill you
Yep! More expensive than summers, but less than cups. Ahh well another 1500 miles closer to a free business class trip to the States.
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

24% gross.
My nice Richterswil flat is cheaper than small old one in central London.
Rents here seems lower than the UK compared to value of the property.
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

This thread has been helpful. I am mid-30s single woman no kids. I arrive in Zurich on 27 January to begin school on 1 February. I don't have an apartment yet! Can someone recommend a website to find housing that is affordable and trustworthy? I don't know where to look. I have a 7 lbs. Yorkshire Terrier dog that will be with me.
What type of deposits should I expect, as well as overall expectations from the owners of the apartment.

Thanks!
Jesse in Austin Texas
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Old 07.11.2010, 15:15
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

Hi there, Welcome to the Forum.

This Thread should give you a few sites to start you off. Read through the posts in the housing section as a great deal of info is hidden away there. Try searching in that section (advanced search) to find relevant points.
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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

thank you for the link here. this forum is great!

i am thrilled to find this forum. it is not easy trying to learn german and make a move all at once.

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Re: How much of your net salary do pay in rent?

at the moment 35% but i'd like to know How much this influence the decision of a real estate to give the apartment to a person?

thanks...
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