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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 117.23
Rent Index: 55.17
Groceries Index: 99.49
Restaurants Index: 130.56
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 87.08
Local Purchasing Power: 225.09

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.
16.00
20.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 Fr.
80.00
100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 Fr.
12.00
14.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.
5.00
7.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 Fr.
3.50
6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 Fr.
4.00
4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 4.20 Fr.
4.00
4.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.58 Fr.
2.50
4.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.48 Fr.
1.40
1.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.98 Fr.
1.10
3.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.67 Fr.
1.50
2.00
Eggs (12) 3.91 Fr.
3.50
4.32
Local Cheese (1kg) 15.60 Fr.
9.00
24.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 21.67 Fr.
15.00
33.00
Apples (1kg) 4.17 Fr.
2.00
7.00
Oranges (1kg) 2.75 Fr.
2.00
3.50
Tomato (1kg) 4.00 Fr.
3.50
4.50
Potato (1kg) 1.30 Fr.
1.10
1.50
Lettuce (1 head) 1.90 Fr.
1.50
2.20
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.23 Fr.
0.70
2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.
10.00
14.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.38 Fr.
1.00
1.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.33 Fr.
1.50
3.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr.
8.00
8.10
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.20 Fr.
2.50
4.40
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 Fr.
75.00
77.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.80 Fr.
6.50
6.80
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 4.20 Fr.
3.90
4.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr.
72.00
72.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.39 Fr.
1.38
1.40
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 Fr.
24,000.00
25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 300.00 Fr.
300.00
300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 Fr.
0.20
0.25
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.50 Fr.
35.00
40.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.67 Fr.
65.00
100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.00 Fr.
35.00
45.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.
17.00
19.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 131.25 Fr.
100.00
150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.00 Fr.
25.00
60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 135.00 Fr.
120.00
150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 145.00 Fr.
140.00
150.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,300.00 Fr.
1,100.00
1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,137.50 Fr.
850.00
1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,666.67 Fr.
2,000.00
3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,060.00 Fr.
1,700.00
2,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,000.00 Fr.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,500.00 Fr.
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 6,175.00 Fr.
4,500.00
9,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00
2.00
2.00

These data are based on 275 entries in the past 18 months from 40 different contributors.

Last update: March, 2015

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4 Comments so far

#Marc on Jan 14, 2015 :
Hi #Z,

Our education system is great!! And we'd love to have you :)

Marc :)
#Z on Jan 09, 2015 :
Hello, I want to ask about the quality of education in Switzerland. I am now living in the EU, but will I need a visa to come and study there? Are foreigners accepted? I am from Bulgaria, and I am willing to study Computer Technology.
Thank you!
#Alexis on Dec 06, 2014 :
Hi there.
How much is left from a CHF 100,000 salary, after ALL taxes are reduced?
Thanks a lot.
#Anonymous on Jan 26, 2014 :
Why is the utilities bill in Bern that high compared to other Swiss cities? Is this figure accurate?

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