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Old 12.04.2008, 14:45
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Greetings and salutations, from a soon-to-come immigrant

I will be moving to Zürich (for my new job is there) in June, from Jerusalem, Israel.

I am 22, and have lived all my life in Jerusalem, so naturally it will take me time to get used to some things. Being both lazy and still busy with my current job here, it will take a while to work some things out. I'm just starting to look for accommodation and the other arrangements I need to make, with most of the time I'll be spending on that during the weekends.

I read a few posts in this forum already, and people seem to be quite helpful. Soon (after I get a bit more informed to avoid making too much of a fool of myself) I'll surely start taking advantage of that by posting some questions to which I couldn't find or understand clear answers.

For now I just thought to test that I can post to this forum and also use the opportunity to introduce myself.
Grüezi, bonjour, e buongiorno,
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Re: Greetings and salutations, from a soon-to-come immigrant

hello,

i am also intending to move to Switzerland this June. I heard that prices are expensive and everything.
i also would like to get an idea of how you will get your apartments etc.

It would be also informative if I could get some information from you (if you do not mind).

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Grüezi, bonjour, e buongiorno,
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This is an ENGLISH forum, so greet us with HELLO!!

Just kidding, welcome to the forum and good luck with the jobs and the transfer.
What field are you working?
Search the forum for your nationality and you might find some local friends. I know there is one family in Zurich from Israel.
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Re: Greetings and salutations, from a soon-to-come immigrant

Welcome to the Forum!

Zürich is expensive, but you will get used to it.
Eating out is what will usually kill the budget. It
usually costs 25-32 for a main course.
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Re: Greetings and salutations, from a soon-to-come immigrant

Thanks for the well wishes. I was busy this week, but now might start bothering you a bit more - I've already been looking for accommodation in all kinds of places, studied the ZVV route map, and started to get to know the general shape of the city.

In most general terms, I'm a computer programmer - see it as something between a computer scientist and software engineer. Job is in the field of systems programming.

Cheers (in English, this time),
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Re: Greetings and salutations, from a soon-to-come immigrant

Shalom Tom and welcome to the Forum
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Re: Greetings and salutations, from a soon-to-come immigrant

Hello, hoberhobs!

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hello,

i am also intending to move to Switzerland this June.
Know where in Switzerland already?

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I heard that prices are expensive and everything.
Yes, many things are very expensive in Switzerland. Even relative to most of Europe. The only things that are (relatively) inexpensive, it seems, are chocolate, cheese, and public transport.

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i also would like to get an idea of how you will get your apartments etc.
I'm still working on that. Outside the main cities it will probably be easier and less expensive. I'm trying to find something in Zürich city, where the market indeed seems very tight. I've just been there last week to see apartments, applied for 11 apartments (out of 14 I've seen), and 5 of them were already rented out to someone else (I didn't get them), so I hope I'll have better luck with one of the other 6. So I can attest to that it's very tight.

Of course it also depends on the size and location of apartment you are after. I'm hoping for something small (2 rooms) but in a convenient location with 3km walking distance to the center, so that I won't have to get out of my way to get home when I'm hanging out at night.

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It would be also informative if I could get some information from you (if you do not mind).
Look for my other posts and their replies too, some of the replies I've got have been very helpful.

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Why not introduce yourself in the forum as well? Tell something about who you are, what you're coming for, from where in the USA you are and where you'll be working...
Good luck,
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Re: Greetings and salutations, from a soon-to-come immigrant

Hey Tom,

Thanks for the reply. I really appreciate it. I will be arriving in Luzern this June or July 2008. For an administrative office work.

i am coming from the eastern part of USA.

i am just excited to be going to Switzerland.
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