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Cost of Living in Bern

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 121.18
Rent Index: 49.24
Groceries Index: 117.98
Restaurants Index: 120.48
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 87.54
Local Purchasing Power: 153.53
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.80 Fr. 17.00-22.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr. 80.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 Fr. 12.50-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 Fr. 5.00-6.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.80 Fr. 4.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.23 Fr. 4.00-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.10 Fr. 3.50-4.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.19 Fr. 1.80-4.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.97 Fr. 4.54-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.44 Fr. 1.09-2.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.06 Fr. 0.91-1.13
Eggs (12) 5.07 Fr. 4.50-6.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.70 Fr. 7.26-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 9.68 Fr. 6.80-12.70
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.52 Fr. 18.14-21.77
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 Fr. 1.59-2.04
Banana (1 lb) 1.40 Fr. 1.09-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.59 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.62 Fr. 1.36-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.62 Fr. 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 Fr. 0.68-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 1.70 Fr. 1.40-2.20
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 Fr. 0.50-1.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 Fr. 12.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 Fr. 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.67 Fr. 2.50-4.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.10 Fr. 8.00-8.50
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.90 Fr. 2.60-4.40
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.00 Fr. 75.00-114.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.80 Fr. 6.50-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.28 Fr. 4.83-7.24
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr. 70.00-72.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.48 Fr. 5.11-5.87
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 Fr. 20,000.00-23,320.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 138.26 Fr. 128.79-150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.46 Fr. 0.30-0.60
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.78 Fr. 25.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 103.89 Fr. 80.00-130.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.33 Fr. 25.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr. 17.00-20.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.12 Fr. 100.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.00 Fr. 50.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 146.25 Fr. 120.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.33 Fr. 120.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,291.67 Fr. 1,000.00-1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 958.57 Fr. 800.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,433.33 Fr. 1,900.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,855.56 Fr. 1,700.00-2,100.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,068.38 Fr. 650.32-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 733.93 Fr. 510.96-1,021.92
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 4,837.50 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.60 1.00-2.00

Prices in Bern, Switzerland

These data are based on 529 entries in the past 18 months from 58 different contributors.
Last update: June, 2016
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Cost of living in Bern is 21.21% higher than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 1,360.46$ (1,329.03Fr.) and for four person family at 5,097.97$ (4,980.20Fr.) (without rent).
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6 Comments so far

#Alex on Sep 05, 2015 :
Hello

My family is Italian but I was raised in London - UK where I graduated in Business Management. My question is, can I get a job in Switzerland by speaking Native English and Portuguese? I can only understand italian I can`t really speak.

Please let me know that as I am eager to move. Thanks a lot.
#Wajid khan on Jun 08, 2015 :
I am an asylum seeker in Italy and i have the 5 years documents, now I want to work in Switzerland can i work there on behalf of asylum documents please guide me. Thanks
#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?