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say one is making 150k+50% bonus in Zurich, and there is a job offer in Basel(of all places). I say of all places, because for a person in his late 20s, young and a foreigner and getting used to the small "city" of ZH was pretty tough...and now there is a chance at an offer from Basel. Person may consider it but would need to be bumped up higher in salary to consider Basel. I know taxes, cost of living maybe cheaper..but nightlife, stuff to do, international airport,train station are lacking. Question is, how much in % would your salary need to be higher to "survive" in Basel and have a decent life, considering the person flies 2x per month for international weekend travel away from Zurich, eats out most of the time, but saves minimum 4k of each monthly salary post expenses currently. Put it this way, would you even consider moving to Basel at all?
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Let me get some string....
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Old 02.05.2011, 20:27
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But I bet my bit of string is longer than yours
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say one is making 150k+50% bonus in Zurich, and there is a job offer in Basel(of all places). I say of all places, because for a person in his late 20s, young and a foreigner and getting used to the small "city" of ZH was pretty tough...and now there is a chance at an offer from Basel. Person may consider it but would need to be bumped up higher in salary to consider Basel. I know taxes, cost of living maybe cheaper..but nightlife, stuff to do, international airport,train station are lacking. Question is, how much in % would your salary need to be higher to "survive" in Basel and have a decent life, considering the person flies 2x per month for international weekend travel away from Zurich, eats out most of the time, but saves minimum 4k of each monthly salary post expenses currently. Put it this way, would you even consider moving to Basel at all?
I have heard rumours than salaries are even higher on planet Mars. Maybe you should consider relocating there
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Re: Another Can I Survive on X Salary Question:=)

you know, Basel has an international airport too... one that is only 3 stops away from the train station... oh you know we have 3 train stations...

i think you need to ask for CHF1,000,000.00... and a company rocketship as well
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move along now kids, nothing to see here...... !

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i don't consider the Basel airport international. it does not fly to most European cities.
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i don't consider the Basel airport international. it does not fly to most European cities.
But Zurich Airport too does not fly to most European cities. Maybe that is because Airports do not tend to fly.
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it really depends on your girlfriends, and the lifestyle they are accustomed to being kept in..
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you know, Basel has an international airport too... one that is only 3 stops away from the train station... oh you know we have 3 train stations...

i think you need to ask for CHF1,000,000.00... and a company rocketship as well
nooooo...

in Basel you only need a particle accelerator!
and wait..
they have one
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i don't consider the Basel airport international. it does not fly to most European cities.
Well don't move there then. Stay in Zurich. Its THAT easy....
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say one is making 150k+50% bonus in Zurich, and there is a job offer in Basel(of all places). I say of all places, because for a person in his late 20s, young and a foreigner and getting used to the small "city" of ZH was pretty tough...and now there is a chance at an offer from Basel. Person may consider it but would need to be bumped up higher in salary to consider Basel. I know taxes, cost of living maybe cheaper..but nightlife, stuff to do, international airport,train station are lacking. Question is, how much in % would your salary need to be higher to "survive" in Basel and have a decent life, considering the person flies 2x per month for international weekend travel away from Zurich, eats out most of the time, but saves minimum 4k of each monthly salary post expenses currently. Put it this way, would you even consider moving to Basel at all?
There are so many things wrong with your post -- like, for example, the facts -- that I don't know where to start. At least you got one thing right: you are young.

Taxes lower in BS or BL than in ZH, ZG or SZ? No. You'd better ask for a 50% pay rise.
Nightlife? What do you want -- 24 hour partying? That's Manchester, remember, not any place in Switzerland.
Stuff to do? Refer above posts re. string.
International Airport? Hmmm ... EuroAirport sounds vaguely international to me. easyJet alone serves 31 destinations directly from BSL and in case you hadn't noticed, ZRH is less than an hour by direct train from Basel SBB.

I think you're probably in the wrong country for your fun-lovin', jet-settin', shiny-playthings lifestyle.
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try living here:
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say one is making 150k+50% bonus in Zurich, and there is a job offer in Basel(of all places).
... then one is already making way, way more than one actually needs and should not even be considering the pros and cons of moving elsewhere to possibly make even a bit more. I find it slightly obscene to be honest.

Right, back to the snooker...
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Well don't move there then. Stay in Zurich. Its THAT easy....
This is exactly what I was going to say. From what the OP wants it doesn't seem very smart to move. But you know to each their own.
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i don't consider the Basel airport international. it does not fly to most European cities.
Oh sorry, I guess we did not take that into consideration, since your majesty does not "consider" it international then it is not definitely...in your brain...what a clown!
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10 posts so..... watcha sellin???
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A voucher for swiss worth 200 for 210 CHF plus postage
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