Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Other/general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06.09.2006, 13:10
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

Hello again.
I am new around here so please be patience with me regarding the multitude of questions. Please apologise my typewriting mistakes as I'm not an english native.
1st: How much is the average salary in Basel? For a mechanical/technical engineer i.e. Some links with information perhaps?
2nd: I believe many of you have a family, even chidren. Does an average salary in Basel ensure a decent life living stile (with rent, food, clothes, food for newborn, toys, different accessories and any other needs without expenses on who knows what personal caprices). I found nannies with salary between 3000CHF and 4500CHF.
Can one single salary to cover all the stuff?
3th: I've seen in many rental sites for Basel or cantons flats with 2 1/2 rooms, 1, 1/2 rooms. What does it mean? two rooms and a half? How come?
Thank you very much. I look forward for your answers.
Have a lovely day.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06.09.2006, 13:44
Lob's Avatar
Lob Lob is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: -
Posts: 7,795
Groaned at 42 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 1,973 Times in 1,060 Posts
Lob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

3. 2 rooms is ONE bedroom and a LARGE living room/diner. Basically subtrack 1 from the room-count and that will be your number of bedrooms.
2. Live-in au-pair is cheaper. If both parents work, should be no problem.
1. Permanent or contract? Frankly I don't know but should be decent; 100'000+

Also research tax in BS and BL and neighbouring kantons. You have an EU passport?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:14
basilea's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basel
Posts: 85
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
basilea has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

3th: The 1/2 room is when you have a large hallway.
2nd: The point about live-in au pair is a good one. a fulltime-nanny will probably be too expensive for just one income.
When you live in Basel-Land (so Muttenz, Binningen, Bottmingen, Reinach and so far) the taxes will be about one month-salary cheaper than in basel itself. living in the villages just around basel is better for raising children i thing, closer to the woods, greener, more secure...
1st: i think the 100'000 is not a bad number...

basilea
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:16
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

It is interesting how they count the rooms. Also the garbage system!
At the beginning he will work only, for a few months. The child was too little at the time of application. After our settlement I'll aply too and hope is going to be easier.
You said 100'000. What currency? Is is a type writing mistake?
Should be a permanent job. With the first 3 months for testing.

"Also research tax in BS and BL and neighbouring kantons. You have an EU passport?"

We will live (and pay taxes) only in Basel that's how the company want us to stay closer and "ready".
What do you mean about EU passport?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:18
basilea's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basel
Posts: 85
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
basilea has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

oh, and about the general question if live is expensive in basel:
it's defenitely cheaper than zurich and geneva (probably not the taxes in basel city, basel land is quite similar like zurich i think. but shopping, flat-rents, restaurants and all that stuff.), but expensiver than luzern or bern.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:19
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

What's the difference between an au-pair and a nanny? Isn't it the same? A lady, a person taking care of the child for a certain period of time a day? 8 hours, 10 hours?
My god, is a completly different system. Wish me luck and a looot of patience
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:20
basilea's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basel
Posts: 85
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
basilea has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

the currency is swiss francs, and meant for one year, so about 13 x CHF 7700. But it also could be 6000 or 9000, depends on employer, expierience, title and all that stuff
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:23
basilea's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basel
Posts: 85
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
basilea has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

An Aupair is someone younger, maybe coming from school and want to learn a language. there are loads of persons from the german part who are going to the french part for a year or so as an aupair. they'll live with the family, take care of the child, maybe do the household and learn the language. they don't earn that much as a professional nanny.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:26
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

Ok, understood. About 3800-5800 euro per month. Works for the beginning.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:30
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

Would you live your newborn with a live-in au-pair with "some" experience? I don't know, I am kind of close-mouthed about it.
That is an idea I have to consider.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:39
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

does anyone knows if there are any day nurseries or kindergartens for such small kids?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:39
basilea's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basel
Posts: 85
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
basilea has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

i think i'd do that. oftem these aupairs are girls who want to learn a language AND later go into a profession that has to do with childs (like governess or something).
I think they have to be 18 an to do a course before... so it's not like you just get a fourteen year old who has no idea about kids.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:47
basilea's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basel
Posts: 85
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
basilea has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

most of the nurseries (kinderkrippen in german) take childs from 3 moths.
check www.kinderkrippen-online.ch (but it's just german) or www.childcare.ch (in english too)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06.09.2006, 14:58
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

Thank you, Basilea. I will check the sites you gave.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06.09.2006, 15:02
Lob's Avatar
Lob Lob is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: -
Posts: 7,795
Groaned at 42 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 1,973 Times in 1,060 Posts
Lob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

Quote:
Would you live your newborn with a live-in au-pair with "some" experience? I don't know, I am kind of close-mouthed about it.
That is an idea I have to consider.
some people would, some people would not. I'd say with one parent staying at home, I would not.

There are some technical differences between a nanny and an au-pair; a nanny would typically not live-in, earn more and perhaps also look after other kids. An au-pair, I believe, has to speak a mother-tongue other than yours as well as some other rules that have to be followed. They live-in and are much cheaper but you do feed and house them.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06.09.2006, 15:49
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

I believe, in the end, the difference between the expenses in each case isn't so much.

What can I say?! When you lived during studies for 5-6 years in one single room with other 3 students all you want is your own house and wife.
To live in the same house with a complete stranger it's kind of....unusual in our country. I have a friend in England working as au-pair and she lives with them in the same house but she is not satisfied at all.
Everyone of them has his customs.

There is another aspect. If you choose an live-in au-pair, you need a bigger space, more rooms that means more money monthly for rent, for food, for heating, lighting etc. What you save you spend on something else I think.
Anyway, I repeat, is an idea that has to be considered there.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06.09.2006, 15:54
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

Here we have usually nannies working 8-10 even 12 hours a day or less than 8 hrs, only for the family who signed a contract. After work they go to their home, to their children. Maybe there are families who can afford some permanent nanny. But it's much more expensive this way, living together.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06.09.2006, 16:00
evilshell's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK, formerly Basel
Posts: 3,347
Groaned at 97 Times in 81 Posts
Thanked 3,093 Times in 1,341 Posts
evilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

You will find rents in Basel Stadt to be a little cheaper than in Basel Land - however, the taxes are a bit higher in Basel Stadt. But you've got convenient transportation links in Basel Stadt, where in some places in Basel Land you are really out in the corn fields.

You have the convenience of shopping in Germany and France. Shopping in Germany is a great way to save money. Not only do you have a bigger selection of things to choose from, but you also have (generally) cheaper prices and it is very easy to have your VAT reimbursed for your purchases.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06.09.2006, 16:19
kenitza's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Romania, Bucharest
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kenitza has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

The Basel Stadt is the town and the Basel Land includs the soroundings? Have I understand well?

I loved the idea of working in Basel because of its geographical position.

What is VAT?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06.09.2006, 16:26
basilea's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basel
Posts: 85
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
basilea has no particular reputation at present
Re: Is life expensive in Basel? (Family with cildren)

well, around 1800 basel was one canton. then they split up. basel-stadt is canton and basel-land too. basel stadt is about 37 km2, so just the city plus riehen and bettingen. basel-land is more countrysite, but the agglomeration of basel too. so in baselland you can live almost in the city or pretty much in the cornfield. depends on the village you coose.
in my oppinion in baselstadt everything is more expensive than in baselland. the taxes, the rents, the health insurance, shopping and and and. so working in baselstadt and living in baselland can save you loads of money.
Reply With Quote
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



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0