Cost of Living Comparison Between Bern and Vienna 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Vienna are 38.3% lower than in Bern (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vienna are 37.2% lower than in Bern
Rent Prices in Vienna are 34.0% lower than in Bern
Restaurant Prices in Vienna are 33.2% lower than in Bern
Groceries Prices in Vienna are 39.0% lower than in Bern
Local Purchasing Power in Vienna is 26.1% lower than in Bern
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Restaurants
Bern Edit Vienna Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.50 Fr.
(24.50 €)
14.39 Fr.
(15.00 €)
     -38.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 92.50 Fr.
(96.45 €)
67.13 Fr.
(70.00 €)
     -27.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr.
(15.64 €)
9.59 Fr.
(10.00 €)
     -36.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 Fr.
(6.78 €)
4.32 Fr.
(4.50 €)
     -33.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 Fr.
(5.21 €)
3.84 Fr.
(4.00 €)
     -23.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.72 Fr.
(4.92 €)
3.51 Fr.
(3.66 €)
     -25.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.10 Fr.
(4.27 €)
2.57 Fr.
(2.68 €)
     -37.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 Fr.
(3.91 €)
2.16 Fr.
(2.25 €)
     -42.5 %
Markets
Bern Edit Vienna Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.38 Fr.
(6.66 €)
5.28 Fr.
(5.51 €)
     -17.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.24 Fr.
(2.33 €)
2.13 Fr.
(2.22 €)
     -5.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.88 Fr.
(0.92 €)
1.06 Fr.
(1.10 €)
     +19.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.34 Fr.
(5.57 €)
4.12 Fr.
(4.30 €)
     -22.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.89 Fr.
(10.31 €)
6.52 Fr.
(6.80 €)
     -34.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.54 Fr.
(12.03 €)
5.42 Fr.
(5.65 €)
     -53.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.70 Fr.
(21.58 €)
7.89 Fr.
(8.22 €)
     -61.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.49 Fr.
(1.56 €)
1.02 Fr.
(1.06 €)
     -31.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.20 Fr.
(1.25 €)
0.90 Fr.
(0.94 €)
     -25.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 Fr.
(1.29 €)
1.12 Fr.
(1.17 €)
     -9.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.54 Fr.
(1.60 €)
1.85 Fr.
(1.93 €)
     +20.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.87 Fr.
(0.91 €)
0.81 Fr.
(0.84 €)
     -7.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.82 Fr.
(0.85 €)
0.73 Fr.
(0.76 €)
     -10.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 Fr.
(1.81 €)
1.54 Fr.
(1.61 €)
     -11.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.99 Fr.
(1.03 €)
0.71 Fr.
(0.74 €)
     -28.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 Fr.
(10.43 €)
7.67 Fr.
(8.00 €)
     -23.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.43 Fr.
(1.49 €)
1.20 Fr.
(1.25 €)
     -16.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 Fr.
(1.89 €)
1.55 Fr.
(1.61 €)
     -14.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.20 Fr.
(9.59 €)
5.75 Fr.
(6.00 €)
     -37.5 %
Transportation
Bern Edit Vienna Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 Fr.
(3.08 €)
2.30 Fr.
(2.40 €)
     -22.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 79.00 Fr.
(82.38 €)
47.95 Fr.
(50.00 €)
     -39.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 Fr.
(7.19 €)
3.84 Fr.
(4.00 €)
     -44.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.16 Fr.
(7.47 €)
2.47 Fr.
(2.57 €)
     -65.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr.
(75.08 €)
25.32 Fr.
(26.40 €)
     -64.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.20 Fr.
(7.51 €)
5.89 Fr.
(6.15 €)
     -18.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,800.00 Fr.
(34,201.98 €)
24,934.23 Fr.
(26,000.00 €)
     -24.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 46,666.67 Fr.
(48,661.36 €)
24,401.54 Fr.
(25,444.55 €)
     -47.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bern Edit Vienna Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 300.95 Fr.
(313.81 €)
282.43 Fr.
(294.50 €)
     -6.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.20 Fr.
(67.99 €)
15.93 Fr.
(16.61 €)
     -75.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.43 Fr.
(49.46 €)
31.10 Fr.
(32.43 €)
     -34.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Bern Edit Vienna Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.00 Fr.
(66.74 €)
36.44 Fr.
(38.00 €)
     -43.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.00 Fr.
(41.71 €)
17.51 Fr.
(18.26 €)
     -56.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr.
(20.85 €)
11.51 Fr.
(12.00 €)
     -42.5 %
Childcare
Bern Edit Vienna Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,650.00 Fr.
(2,763.27 €)
237.26 Fr.
(247.40 €)
     -91.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,000.00 Fr.
(31,282.30 €)
12,939.57 Fr.
(13,492.65 €)
     -56.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bern Edit Vienna Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 123.22 Fr.
(128.49 €)
91.76 Fr.
(95.68 €)
     -25.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.83 Fr.
(58.22 €)
39.00 Fr.
(40.67 €)
     -30.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 144.38 Fr.
(150.55 €)
81.58 Fr.
(85.07 €)
     -43.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.71 Fr.
(172.80 €)
104.02 Fr.
(108.47 €)
     -37.2 %
Rent Per Month
Bern Edit Vienna Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,438.17 Fr.
(1,499.64 €)
957.67 Fr.
(998.60 €)
     -33.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,041.67 Fr.
(1,086.19 €)
720.49 Fr.
(751.28 €)
     -30.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,480.00 Fr.
(2,586.00 €)
1,791.55 Fr.
(1,868.12 €)
     -27.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,255.41 Fr.
(2,351.81 €)
1,290.30 Fr.
(1,345.45 €)
     -42.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bern Edit Vienna Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,300.63 Fr.
(1,356.23 €)
737.22 Fr.
(768.73 €)
     -43.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 985.71 Fr.
(1,027.84 €)
478.86 Fr.
(499.33 €)
     -51.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Bern Edit Vienna Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,614.88 Fr.
(5,854.87 €)
2,604.78 Fr.
(2,716.12 €)
     -53.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.75 3.36      +22.1 %
Last update: February 2024March 2024
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