Having said that, if you are on a budget, here are a few tips to help. If you know of any more then let me know and I will add them.
1. Shopping in France
Some products are much cheaper over in France, particularly foodstuffs so many people drive over the border to go to stock up on certain items. This is perfectly legal but there is a fixed amount of goods you can bring back. Don’t be tempted to go over the amount stated as the border guards do make spot checks and will fine you if you have gone over your allowance.
2. Swimming Pool Passes.
lf you are a resident of Nyon you can get entrance to the pool at a reduced price. Either take some form of proof of identity (with your Nyon) address on when you go to the pool, or go the Controles des Habitantes and get a special pass (carte de légitimation pour la piscine et la plage)
3. Second Hand Stuff
For second hand furniture there are a few places to go to such as
The Salvation Army (Armeé du Salut) in Nyon – a good place to pick up some bargains.
World Radio Switzerland the English speaking radio station, has a programme most Fridays mornings between 09:00- 10:00 (though not always during the summer), called “The Classifieds.” Here you can buy and exchange second hand goods. Many a bargain has been picked up this way.There are always lots of expats on the move so its a very useful resource.