Cost of Living in Switzerland

Summary of cost of living in Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr. 17.50-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 110.00 Fr. 80.00-170.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 14.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 Fr. 4.50-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 Fr. 5.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.85 Fr. 3.00-6.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.26 Fr. 3.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 Fr. 3.00-5.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.56 Fr. 4.54-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.95 Fr. 1.36-4.08
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.61 Fr. 0.82-2.25
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.11 Fr. 3.50-8.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.44 Fr. 7.26-20.41
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.44 Fr. 5.90-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.80 Fr. 11.34-30.84
Apples (1 lb) 1.43 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.95 Fr. 0.68-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.19 Fr. 0.68-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.38 Fr. 0.91-3.58
Potato (1 lb) 1.00 Fr. 0.50-1.59
Onion (1 lb) 0.94 Fr. 0.68-1.45
Lettuce (1 head) 2.12 Fr. 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.02 Fr. 0.60-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr. 8.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 Fr. 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 Fr. 1.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 Fr. 8.30-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 Fr. 2.80-5.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 Fr. 68.00-166.67
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.50 Fr. 5.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.28 Fr. 4.83-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 65.00 Fr. 45.00-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.01 Fr. 6.66-7.95
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,800.00 Fr. 32,800.00-32,800.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,561.93 Fr. 30,000.00-40,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 218.34 Fr. 127.50-352.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 46.63 Fr. 20.00-69.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.33 Fr. 40.00-75.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.65 Fr. 45.00-120.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.79 Fr. 25.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr. 16.00-25.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,470.73 Fr. 1,700.00-3,255.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,071.78 Fr. 20,000.00-36,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 109.63 Fr. 50.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.14 Fr. 30.00-90.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 117.10 Fr. 75.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 155.27 Fr. 90.00-280.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,694.88 Fr. 1,200.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,367.25 Fr. 990.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,016.70 Fr. 2,000.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,474.03 Fr. 1,800.00-3,850.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,405.32 Fr. 771.09-2,554.81
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,076.62 Fr. 613.15-1,858.05
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,982.39 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.53 2.00-3.25

Prices in Switzerland

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Last update: July 2024
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

By City in Switzerland

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Zurich 108.6 54.1 84.1 109.1 110.6 174.3
Basel 107.6 43.5 78.8 115.9 108.2 173.6
Geneva 106.9 61.0 86.3 113.7 108.7 149.3
Lausanne 105.0 45.5 78.3 112.5 106.0 140.1
Bern 101.1 35.0 71.5 109.1 95.0 161.7
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