Living in Switzerland – Information and counselling online  

Budget

In Switzerland, salaries are usually higher than anywhere else. However, everyday life is expensive. Fixed housing fees, insurances, health insurance and taxes are very significant.

Recommendation

  • For newcomers, it is highly advised to establish a detailed budget in order to control daily expenses.
  • Families or individuals with modest revenue must seek counseling on how to establish their budget.
The standard revenue for a budget is the net salary.
 
Warning !
In Switzerland, housing is very expensive. Be sure to ensure that your rent does not exceed 25% of your net revenue. If you have modest revenue, you should not spend more than 20% for housing.
 
Health insurance is also very expensive. Be very attentive when comparing the costs of premiums.
 
Throughout Switzerland, there are many counseling centers that can help you establish a budget. For more efficiency, fill in the budget questionnaire before visiting a center.

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