Google Munich vs London vs Zurich?

Amazon Jishnk
Jun 18, 2018 15 Comments

Please include TC, CoL and life quality in the comparison.


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TOP 15 Comments
  • Microsoft oh snap
    Don’t do it. Both cities are shitholes. Zürich on the other hand is amazing.
    Jun 18, 2018 7
    • Microsoft


      Microsoft, Philips
      The pound is weak and we wait for brexit. Many other cities pay the same with half the costs.
      Jun 18, 2018
    • August Home zVtg15
      London is going to be out of the EU soon. Munich is nice but crazy expensive and you need to like the kind of people there. Then Zurich is not too far from Munich and is very well located geographically. 1hr to the mountains, view more to the Mediterranean Sea, good airport, clean city, lakes, great QoL.
      Jun 18, 2018
    • Amazon OuIE04
      Zurich is a shit hole. Nothing happens there. That’s why everyone praising it always highlights how easy it is to travel from it ;)

      But you won’t be flying to Mediterranean on the Thursday night after work. You’ll be coming home to your sad hole, order pizza in, and watch Netflix.

      So, TC aside, Munich and London are much more like a real place to live.
      Jun 18, 2018
    • Microsoft oh snap
      Nothing happens there as in you’re unlikely to get stabbed? 😂
      Jun 18, 2018
    • Amazon OuIE04
      As in you have nothing to do, nobody to meet. A squat little town of 400k people. The only outlet is having enough money to travel to a real city once in a while.
      Jun 18, 2018
  • Google / Eng Gpjrje
    Zurich hands down. It is the only place with the same comp as Bay Area and it’s really nice in Zurich
    Jun 18, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng Gpjrje
      One of the only places. I think NYC is another.
      Jun 18, 2018
  • New / Eng 0O00O00
    Just moved to Zurich today, starting at Google in two weeks. QoL is amazing, TC is probably among the highest (base definitely is) and CoL is manageable with Google's benefits and stuff.
    Jun 18, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Sales uldN66
      Jul 10
  • I’d say Zurich for quality of life, London if you want to live in a city. Zurich should be most expensive (lookup Mercer reloc guides, ask HR). Munich should be cheapest. But
    if you’re not native European, Munich is really bad. Ask around, esp. any highly educated, motivated individuals who happen to be minorities. Fuck that city, and its people. But almost all other cities in Germany, and their residents, are awesome.
    Jun 18, 2018 0
  • Deutsche Bank NyGy
    Very curious how you have all these options ? Did you explore them from Europe or from US itself ? Is it even possible to explore these options from US itself ? Anyone tried this ?
    Jun 18, 2018 1
    • Amazon Jishnk
      From Europe.
      Jun 18, 2018