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Old 08-03-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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It's still a well paid position. Unless your goal is to save up enough money to buy a house after 2 years.

Only a person who is currently living there will be able to tell you about the cost of utilities etc. But it shouldn't be much more than the amount you'd be paying in a comparable city in the U.S. No A/C.. I would just look around and try to find other job offers and try to find out what they're paying.

Filing U.S. Taxes | Embassy of the United States Bern, Switzerland

I'm pretty sure she won't pay U.S. taxes. You'll have to report it, but they are not gonna make you pay taxes.Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

She's close. Didn't know it was only 95,000. That's ridiculous. There's probably no other developed country that will make you pay full income tax in both countries. You shouldn't be paying for the government, social security etc. of a country you do not live in.
It is an okay salary by Swiss standards. Not terrible but not great either. You can certainly have a nice life on it but you will not be rolling in it.

I would be more concerned about the salary being quoted in US$. That puts the person at the mercy of exchange rate fluctuations.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:39 PM
 
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However, if the job is in Zurich then the work permit will be in Zurich and she will not be able to live outside the canton. Therefore, she will be paying Zurich cantonal taxes. If the job is in Zug (for example) then the same would apply for the canton of Zug and she would pay Zug taxes which are much lower.
It was never stated that the job was *in* Zurich. Only *some small city near Zurich*, hence my comment about difference in tax base.
Jaggy is quite right about the place of abode and where the job is. She has to register where the job is and must thus live in that canton only.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:03 AM
 
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It was never stated that the job was *in* Zurich. Only *some small city near Zurich*, hence my comment about difference in tax base.
Jaggy is quite right about the place of abode and where the job is. She has to register where the job is and must thus live in that canton only.

got confirmation on the name of the city from her tonight. It's Stäfa
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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It was never stated that the job was *in* Zurich. Only *some small city near Zurich*, hence my comment about difference in tax base.
Jaggy is quite right about the place of abode and where the job is. She has to register where the job is and must thus live in that canton only.
I agree. I wasn't trying to contradict you, just trying explain to others the way it works in Switzerland.

I know you 'get it' but it can be quite strange to those who don't.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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got confirmation on the name of the city from her tonight. It's Stäfa
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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got confirmation on the name of the city from her tonight. It's Stäfa
Staefa huh !.
That's about 30-45 minutes south from Zuerich. I would not try to live in Zuerich. Maybe around Staefa or Kuesnacht or Zollikon ? Still in Canton Zuerich ! I am pretty sure Rapperswill is out of Canton Zuerich.
There is an S-bahn between Staefa and Zuerich, I think.

I worked a while in Stans (Pilatus), and Emmen (FWE) so I traveled between Zuerich airport and south for a while.
Altho, having a private car available was a lot easier !!

Whatever ... , the north side of Lake Zuerich is very pretty !

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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Staefa huh !.
That's about 30-45 minutes south from Zuerich. I would not try to live in Zuerich. Maybe around Staefa or Kuesnacht or Zollikon ? Still in Canton Zuerich ! I am pretty sure Rapperswill is out of Canton Zuerich.
There is an S-bahn between Staefa and Zuerich, I think.

I worked a while in Stans (Pilatus), and Emmen (FWE) so I traveled between Zuerich airport and south for a while.
Altho, having a private car available was a lot easier !!

Whatever ... , the north side of Lake Zuerich is very pretty !
We had an office in Zollikon. very nice area.

I agree. Best not to live on Zurich itself. Apartments will be cheaper and nicer the further out of the city you go.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:44 PM
 
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thanks for your input. She turned down the job offer.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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thanks for your input. She turned down the job offer.
Bummer ...
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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thanks for your input. She turned down the job offer.
Interesting. Can you share why?
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