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Switzerland and Norway are the most expensive countries in Europe, according to new figures from statistics office Eurostat.

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Re: Switzerland most expensive country in Europe

Tell us something we don't know!!
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Re: Switzerland most expensive country in Europe

Aren't Switzerland's salaries higher than their neighbours as well?
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Re: Switzerland most expensive country in Europe

Yawnnnn!!
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No shit Sherlock!!!
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Re: Switzerland most expensive country in Europe

Actually I don't believe that crap.

I don't know what they put in their shopping bag (real estate, cars, plumber costs?), but I cannot say that Switzerland is more expensive than other countries for many products. Apart from any exchange-rate debate.
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Old 25.06.2012, 21:43
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Re: Switzerland most expensive country in Europe

Last week it was not so expensive.
I bought 2 Hugo Boss shirts for under 100chf....

Yes, the Zurich SUMMER SALE has begun....
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Old 25.06.2012, 21:52
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Re: Switzerland most expensive country in Europe

Help! Two people working and only 3 holiday's a year! Another load of bollocks.

I've never read as much bollocks in my life and I don't even subscribe to the Daily Mail.
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I bought 2 Hugo Boss shirts for under 100chf....

Yes, the Zurich SUMMER SALE has begun....
Buy and wear normal stuff, like anybody else, and you'll pay a lot less.

Of course if you compare Zurich's price level to downtown Saigon, for sure elsewhere life could be cheaper.

But even if you do not count in general salary level in CH and exchange rate,

try to find shoes in Italy that cost less than in Switzerland, go to Milan and watch the rental fees for an adequate flat ... apart from electronics stuff, gasoline, dairy farm products ...
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Old 25.06.2012, 22:34
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Buy and wear normal stuff, like anybody else, and you'll pay a lot less.

Of course if you compare Zurich's price level to downtown Saigon, for sure elsewhere life could be cheaper.

But even if you do not count in general salary level in CH and exchange rate,

try to find shoes in Italy that cost less than in Switzerland, go to Milan and watch the rental fees for an adequate flat ... apart from electronics stuff, gasoline, dairy farm products ...
Sometimes in life, one has to spend something extra on oneself.
The poor will always be there. I just had a visitor, who spent A LOT of money, and it felt good that I found a bargain with some shirts.
It is not every year I spend money on shirts, etc or on myself (a self-professed Mr. Scrooge).

But yeah, Switzerland is one of the most expensive cities to buy "normal" stuff.
So I wait for sales.
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Re: Switzerland most expensive country in Europe

It's only as expensive as you want it to be...I think we've only ate out three times since we've been here and it's been over a year. Yes it's expensive!!!
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It's only as expensive as you want it to be...I think we've only ate out three times since we've been here and it's been over a year. Yes it's expensive!!!
Hello welcome to the forum and to CH.
Where do you hail from?
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Sometimes in life, one has to spend something extra on oneself.
The poor will always be there. I just had a visitor, who spent A LOT of money, and it felt good that I found a bargain with some shirts.
It is not every year I spend money on shirts, etc or on myself (a self-professed Mr. Scrooge).
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But yeah, Switzerland is one of the most expensive cities to buy "normal" stuff.
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Well, it depends. Regarding clothes it is not more expensive than Italy, e.g.

However, a cappuccino is charged three times of most non-1st class tourist places in Italy, and a take-away-pizza in ZH Schaffhauser Strasse costs as much as a middle pizza in a Ticino pizzeria.

OK, and if I want to buy a flat or a house in Küsnacht, probably I'll pay a lot. Thanks, I know that, and if I go to ZH and I wanna be paid ZH so I have to accept that.
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But yeah, Switzerland is one of the most expensive cities to buy "normal" stuff.
So I wait for sales.
Switzerland may be small but to reduce it to a city is a bit harsh!
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