Tuesday, July 08, 2014
As we walked to work this morning Agata and Marcus discussed the topic of how many of our recurring purchases in Switzerland breach the infamous
Dollar Per Day
metric. I already commented on this here
We surmised that in Europe; most people's yearly wine budget would breach this metric and that Marcus's bill for fresh Oranges, Grapefruit or even Pomegranates would easily steam past 365USD per year.
When I got home however I found another reminder from oh so expensive Switzerland
So to translate this is equivalent to
300 GBP , British Pounds
516 USD , American Dollars
If you have any radio including one in your car you need to pay the radio reception tax
If you watch Internet TV, including exclusively non Swiss sources, or even watch solely on your PC, you need to pay the Television charge.
Therefore, practically speaking any law abiding Swiss family unit needs to pay, except those without any Physical Radio, Physical Television and never watch any TV via PC/Tablet device, which is pretty much zero I would say.
Since we are in the category that
a) Watches NO Swiss TV
b) Listens only to BBC Radio via the Internet
we feel pretty hard done by.