Cost of Living in Bern, Switzerland

Prices in Bern

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Restaurants [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr.
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.90 Fr.
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 Fr.
Cappuccino (regular) 4.23 Fr.
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 4.23 Fr.
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.78 Fr.
Markets [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.11 Fr.
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.81 Fr.
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.20 Fr.
Eggs (12) 5.77 Fr.
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.80 Fr.
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 9.98 Fr.
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.97 Fr.
Apples (1 lb) 1.70 Fr.
Banana (1 lb) 1.13 Fr.
Oranges (1 lb) 1.59 Fr.
Tomato (1 lb) 1.56 Fr.
Potato (1 lb) 0.77 Fr.
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 Fr.
Lettuce (1 head) 1.75 Fr.
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.77 Fr.
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.50 Fr.
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.17 Fr.
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.05 Fr.
Transportation [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.20 Fr.
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 Fr.
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.50 Fr.
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 Fr.
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr.
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.48 Fr.
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 Fr.
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 202.00 Fr.
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.46 Fr.
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.50 Fr.
Sports And Leisure [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 110.00 Fr.
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.33 Fr.
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr.
Clothing And Shoes [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 132.50 Fr.
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.00 Fr.
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 166.67 Fr.
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.00 Fr.
Rent Per Month [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,533.33 Fr.
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,333.33 Fr.
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,000.00 Fr.
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,000.00 Fr.
Buy Apartment Price [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,021.92 Fr.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 603.86 Fr.
Salaries And Financing [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 6,012.50 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.88

These data are based on 276 entries in the past 18 months from 47 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2015

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6 Comments so far
#Alex on Sep 05, 2015 :

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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