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26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva [Not Geneva, Vienna]

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I have a job offered for 26400 per annum euros in Geneva (lodging\food everything is inclusive.)

Is amount this sufficient ? should i go for it
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Old 21.01.2015, 16:06
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

Do you mean that they will pay your lodging and food and bills and then pay you c2K a month on top, or that you will have to pay everything out of the 2K a month. The former is fine, the latter is not.
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

First of all, a Swiss judge ruled that employees working in Switzerland MUST be paid in Swiss Francs, NOT in Euros.

Secondly, €2'200 per month would barely keep a dog.

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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

So really, if accommodation and food are paid already. The actual question is :

Is 2.2k per month enough to socialise, drink, ski, travel etc.

Mandatory medical insurance is another 250-300 per month remember.. So 2k left over. Yes you could socialise with that as a single person.
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

I have to pay for lodging & food.
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

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I have to pay for lodging & food.
Jeeeze.. I spend that on food in my household.
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

This is about 25,000 CHF (well, wait until tomorrow ...).

If you need to pay everything yourself out of that amount, then NO it is not enough.
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First of all, a Swiss judge ruled that employees working in Switzerland MUST be paid in Swiss Francs, NOT in Euros.

Secondly, €2'200 per month would barely keep a dog.

Run away, fast!
It would if it was purely take home disposable income. Depends if Health Insurance and social contributions are already deducted. Sounds an odd offer anyhow.
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

http://www.swissworld.org/en/economy...erity/poverty/ "The official poverty line in 2005 was 2,200 francs per month for a single person household..."
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

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Mandatory medical insurance is another 250-300 per month remember..
Unless you are only earning 2.2k/month in which case it will be subsidized 100%.

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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

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I have to pay for lodging & food.
You also have to pay taxes and insurance...

If you were on social security, they would pay you the difference, giving you at least Fr 3'000 per month in Geneva.

Don't even try to negotiate! Run!
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

A) The money is not sufficient.

B) living in FR and commuting to GE is the only way it could work, but it's not going to work and the traffic and everything is just not worth it. It's not even worth it if you live accross the street from work at that level of salary. AMHIK.

C) If it's offered at 30-40% part-time it's about reasonable for many jobs. Still not enough, and if you rely just on the cash flow without existing savings you're going to have a very very bad time. If you have savings and you want to relax working 2 days a week while eating them slowly, you could easily manage.

D) If the money is offered for full time it's simply disgraceful. You can get much better pay so don't sell yourself short. Search around and tell the guy to go and do something sexually creative with himself.


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Unless you are only earning 2.2k/month in which case it will be subsidized 100%.

Tom
Depending on your age it could be from less than 50% to more than 70%. At least in ZH, can't say about GE
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Hi,

I have a job offered for 26400 per annum euros in Geneva (lodging\food everything is inclusive.)
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I have to pay for lodging & food.


Which one is it? You have to pay or you don't have to pay?
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

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If, indeed as he says it is on top of all the rest, inclusive, food lodging etc, this is actually more than Chf 100.-- per day
The clue is in the words.
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

What kind of job would pay only CHF 26,400 per annum in Geneva? What would people do alongside being paid that kind of money? Is that before taxes or after taxes?

I won't question the EUR part... not that it is of material importance now with the exchange rate (at least for now).

Unless this is a part time position, short term contract, casual on-off basis job or one intended for teenagers living at home with the parents.

Quick math shows that the amount quoted is CHF 2,200 per month. The cheapest health insurance - assuming that the OP is obliged to obtain it in CH - would wipe out one month and then some of that wage. I suppose it might be possible to live off that, though I guess (big guess!) you'd be renting a couch.

If accommodation was gratis for the OP and not required to be considered in the budget, the amount would be more acceptable. But I'd still be curious the nature of the job paying that much.
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

As non-EU/EFTA, I think your employer would struggle to get a permit for you at that salary. Switzerland has rules against wage dumping.
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

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As non-EU/EFTA, I think your employer would struggle to get a permit for you at that salary. Switzerland has rules against wage dumping.
Don't think you'd get a permit, EU/EFTA or not, unless there was reasonable expectation of earning much more than that (depending on the role) because it's sales or bonus driven.
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

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Hi,

I have a job offered for 26400 per annum euros in Geneva (lodging\food everything is inclusive.)

Is amount this sufficient ? should i go for it
Please suggest

Thanks in advance
Honestly, if u have another far better choice, you won't post this stupid question here. So no choice, then take it. 2k per month is more than enough to survive in Geneva.

FYI, many high-educated graduates (some have families and children) are doing their internship at UN for zero salary!
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Re: 26400 euros p.a, Cost of living in geneva

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