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In Reply to: RE: Stereophile / Do Your Homework posted by RGA on January 11, 2017 at 18:44:36
And, let's not forget that the U.S. dollar is worth crap these days. "Strong dollar" my ass. In 1980, the dollar would get you about 3 Swiss francs. Today, it barely gets you ONE.
In 1980, the dollar would get you about 3 Swiss francs. Today, it barely gets you ONE.
fly to Zurich for your chocolate craving?
Actually, even though I love chocolate, I don't eat much of it. My weakness is cheese. Seriously, it's almost impossible to find junk cheese in Suisse. I have four vacuum-wrapped pieces in the fridge right now.
And, don't even get me started on the Zurich (ZRH) airport. Geneve (GVA) is much more user-friendly.
Or it could be the Swiss Franc got stronger. I don't know as I don't follow world currencies.
I live in Hong Kong and the HKD is tied to the US dollar. As a Canadian I moved to Hong Kong in 2011 and 1 Canadian was worth $7.8HKD now it buy's $6HKD. So, needless to say I am VERY happy since I basically got a 25% pay raise in the currency difference. Paid that student loan off in four years (would have take 20 years teaching in Canada or the US. Glad I turned the US job down and the UK job and the Dubai job.
It's not a bad idea for Americans to explore retiring abroad. The dollar goes further - medical bills will be much cheaper and with medicaid and medicare and SS about to be completely gutted over the next couple of years heading to New Zealand or Thailand etc might be a good idea.
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