I currently live somewhere else in Europe and I’m planning to move to Zurich or Munich around the second semester. Currently I’m weighting all the benefits and drawbacks of both places to make the final decision. I am married and have a small baby. She’ll be 1.5 year old by when we move.
I would like to know if someone here has experience with both cities (or surroundings) and would like to share your thoughts about the salary/costs differences. In simple terms, is the higher salary in Zurich overweighted by the higher costs?
The comparison is ONLY about salary/costs. Of course taxes are also included in the discussion since it’s very different, I’m aware of that. Also childcare costs (~30k in Zurich. In Munich it varies a lot depending on whether private or public is taken).