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Cost of Living in Bern

Cost of living in Bern is 16.35% higher than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 1,310.26$ (1,303.18Fr.) and for four person family at 4,892.28$ (4,865.86Fr.) (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 Fr. 16.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 Fr. 90.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.95 Fr. 12.10-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.50 Fr. 6.00-7.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.90 Fr. 4.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.20 Fr. 3.50-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 4.23 Fr. 3.90-4.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 Fr. 1.80-4.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.15 Fr. 4.54-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.54 Fr. 1.09-2.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.03 Fr. 0.91-1.13
Eggs (12) 5.28 Fr. 4.32-7.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.89 Fr. 4.54-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 9.41 Fr. 6.80-12.70
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 21.65 Fr. 21.14-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 1.56 Fr. 1.18-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 1.36 Fr. 1.36-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.25 Fr. 0.91-1.59
Tomato (1 lb) 1.48 Fr. 0.91-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 Fr. 0.45-0.50
Onion (1 lb) 1.01 Fr. 0.54-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 Fr. 1.50-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.63 Fr. 0.50-0.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 Fr. 12.00-14.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.50 Fr. 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.17 Fr. 1.50-4.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.05 Fr. 8.00-8.40
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.60 Fr. 2.50-4.40
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.00 Fr. 75.00-77.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.80 Fr. 6.40-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.28 Fr. 4.83-7.24
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr. 72.00-72.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.43 Fr. 5.22-5.72
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,885.00 Fr. 20,450.00-23,320.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.00 Fr. 136.00-150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.49 Fr. 0.30-0.60
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.67 Fr. 35.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 98.89 Fr. 70.00-130.00
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) 113.33 Fr. 100.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 70.00 Fr. 60.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 158.33 Fr. 140.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.50 Fr. 120.00-140.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,400.00 Fr. 1,000.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 993.33 Fr. 800.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,566.67 Fr. 2,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,933.33 Fr. 1,800.00-2,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 836.12 Fr. 650.32-1,021.92
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 572.90 Fr. 510.96-696.77
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,400.00 Fr. 4,000.00-8,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.88 1.50-2.00

Prices in Bern, Switzerland

These data are based on 346 entries in the past 18 months from 50 different contributors.
Last update: January, 2016
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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?

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