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Zurich, anyone?

Postby kookaburrah » Thu, 02 Jan 2014 4:31 pm

So after 6 years in Singapore, it seems an opportunity to move back to Europe may be in the cards. I need to explore a potential move to Zurich in about 18 months to 2 years.

Has anyone been, maybe in the inverse situation? I'd love some insights on what I should be worrying about (besides the cost of living!)

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 02 Jan 2014 5:11 pm

You work for one of the big 2 swiss banks issit? :)

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Postby kookaburrah » Thu, 02 Jan 2014 6:36 pm

Heh, not at all. The highest financial calculations I make consist of balancing my cheque book.

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Postby Fortan » Fri, 03 Jan 2014 8:48 am

I moved to Basel in Switzerland a couple of years ago. I expected it to be quite pricey, as Zurich. Believe me I still got a massive surprise of just how expensive everything is there. Make sure you do a proper examination of the cost of living etc before you accept any contract.

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 03 Jan 2014 9:22 am

Fortan wrote:I moved to Basel in Switzerland a couple of years ago. I expected it to be quite pricey, as Zurich. Believe me I still got a massive surprise of just how expensive everything is there. Make sure you do a proper examination of the cost of living etc before you accept any contract.


CHF is supposed to be 50% overvalued according to the big mac index and Indian Rupee is supposed to be 60% undervalued according to the same index. So you know what to expect in both these places in terms of costs.

http://www.economist.com/content/big-mac-index

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 03 Jan 2014 9:23 am

Based on numbeo.com numbers, you will need to bring a couple of barrels of money. Yikes!

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/co ... ty2=Zurich


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