Just give it away, tightwad

Living in Geneva and the areas immediately surrounding it is breathtakingly expensive.

The expats obviously help drive up the rents and the irony is that most UN workers would struggle to pay those rents if their salaries weren’t propped up by an added ‘because it’s Geneva’ allowances that takes the stratospheric costs of paying for a roof over their heads, health insurance, food and educating their children into account.

For eight years, we paid just over one third of a million swiss Francs (half a million dollars) in rent for an apartment that had not…