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Geneva, Zurich, Bern and Basel are all best avoided by the budget conscious, an international survey has shown.

Read the full article: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

Dear Meritxell Mir ,

Please realize than when someone does a list of top X things you either:

A) List them from X to 1
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B) List them from 1 to X
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Having me to keep mental track of what is where is NOT good for reporting purposes.

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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

Is this the point where we all scream in surprise:

"Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally?"
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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

Right.

So am I supposed to feel so much better that I am living in one of these cities ?

For once, man, post something useful.
Oh, well, who am I kidding, here I am talking to a bot.
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Old 09.12.2011, 12:58
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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

It's probably just as well that Lugano, Vevey, Lausanne, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen and Lucerne have not been included in the survey. If they had, Switzerland might have scored 10 out of 10
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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

Well, I am surprised to be honest. Geneva and Zurich of course - but Bern? Really? More expensive than Moscow?? Really??

Although the methodology of the survey is absolute bollocks - apparently Kinshasa is more expensive than New York, and Luanda more than Paris!
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Well, I am surprised to be honest. Geneva and Zurich of course - but Bern? Really? More expensive than Moscow?? Really??

Although the methodology of the survey is absolute bollocks - apparently Kinshasa is more expensive than New York, and Luanda more than Paris!
Let's spend the rest of the day punching holes in this study for fun.

Wait... the story didn't even give a link to the full listing! wtf!?!
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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

No comment about the size of salaries there?
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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

And where does Oslo come?

(oh yes, there ... )
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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

This is what happens when the price of a cup of coffee increases to SFr. 4.--
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This is what happens when the price of a cup of coffee increases to SFr. 4.--
WHAT ???

Now that would be some real news.

Tell me this is not true.
For the love of god...tell me you are joking...Ah....the humanity !!!
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This is what happens when the price of a cup of coffee increases to SFr. 4.--
Not here it doesn't! 2.90.
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Although the methodology of the survey is absolute bollocks - apparently Kinshasa is more expensive than New York, and Luanda more than Paris!
This might come as a surprise, but Luanda is actually one of the most expensive cities in the world, and very much possible more expensive than Paris.

Angola might be a poor African country to the unsuspecting eye, but you might pay up to 10.000 USD to have a decent appartment. Decent here being: clean potable water, kitchen apliances, non broken windows, and a security guard to stop you from being raped, murdered or kidnapped when leaving the door to the outside.

I have 2 friends who work in Angola. I had the same reaction when they told me how freaking expensive it is. Till they got their receipts out of their wallets...
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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

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The data is used by ECA clients to calculate cost of living allowances for assignees. The survey covers:

Food: Groceries; dairy produce; meat and fish; fresh fruit and vegetables
Basic: Drink and tobacco; miscellaneous goods; services
General: Clothing; electrical goods; motoring; meals out

Certain living costs such as accommodation, utilities (electricity, gas, water costs), car purchase and school fees are not included in the survey. Such items can make a significant difference to expenses but are usually compensated for separately in expatriate packages.
This seems to explain why Bern is up there: There are no (only very minor) price differences in the different coop, migros, aldi and lidl shops.
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Re: 4 Swiss cities among world’s 10 most expensive

Here's another interesting ranking:

The World's Best Places to Live 2011
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Here's another interesting ranking:

The World's Best Places to Live 2011
Your honor, I object. There is no way on earth, the can put Bern, ZH and Geneva in comparesence with the likes of Toronto, Wellington etc.
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Your honor, I object. There is no way on earth, the can put Bern, ZH and Geneva in comparesence with the likes of Toronto, Wellington etc.
In what way? You mean Toronto is worse or better? (never been to Canada, but only heard nice things).

I thought Wellington was a type of beef
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Your honor, I object. There is no way on earth, the can put Bern, ZH and Geneva in comparesence with the likes of Toronto, Wellington etc.
Upheld, young sir
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In what way? You mean Toronto is worse or better? (never been to Canada, but only heard nice things).
Toronto, better by any means.
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