I just found these articles today after having spent the weekend telling my friends that it’s unrealistic to think that here we all earn a fortune, cause the costs are high as well. I pay a rent double than i had in lucerne and my compulsory health insurance shrinked to the minimum possible, costs as much as my monthly abonament for the train. A pizza take away costs 15 CHF while if you sit goes up tp 19. In italy it cost even 4 EURO somewhere, which means that with the exchange rate as it is now, is at least 3 times more here! Zurich is second most expensive city of the world after Oslo while is at the 8th place as costs of living for the expats.