Cost of Living in Basel

Summary about cost of living in Basel, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr. 15.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 107.50 Fr. 80.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 13.76-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr. 5.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 Fr. 5.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.25 Fr. 3.50-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.49 Fr. 3.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 Fr. 3.00-5.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.45 Fr. 4.54-7.19
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.56 Fr. 1.63-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.13 Fr. 0.91-1.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.05 Fr. 2.40-8.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13.45 Fr. 7.71-36.29
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.03 Fr. 6.80-23.59
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.82 Fr. 15.00-29.48
Apples (1 lb) 1.78 Fr. 0.45-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.11 Fr. 0.91-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.68 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.76 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.94 Fr. 0.68-1.59
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 Fr. 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.11 Fr. 1.50-2.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.72 Fr. 0.25-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 Fr. 8.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.01 Fr. 1.40-2.86
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 Fr. 1.90-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr. 7.00-9.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.80 Fr. 3.00-4.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 Fr. 80.00-85.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.50 Fr. 5.60-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.12 Fr. 5.63-6.12
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 70.20 Fr. 45.00-70.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.30 Fr. 5.68-7.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,995.00 Fr. 30,000.00-45,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,225.00 Fr. 38,000.00-40,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 222.20 Fr. 140.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 Fr. 0.15-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.27 Fr. 50.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.64 Fr. 50.00-112.50
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 45.25 Fr. 30.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr. 17.00-22.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,528.57 Fr. 2,200.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,285.71 Fr. 20,000.00-32,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.22 Fr. 70.00-135.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.86 Fr. 30.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.31 Fr. 75.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.67 Fr. 75.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,381.39 Fr. 1,100.00-1,850.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,111.54 Fr. 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,468.42 Fr. 1,900.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,992.31 Fr. 1,500.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,041.28 Fr. 789.67-1,300.63
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 789.70 Fr. 603.86-1,114.83
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,281.58 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.89 1.00-3.00

Prices in Basel

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Last update: July 2021
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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 10, 2020:
5366 CHF Monthly wage is quite high, If I was working fulltime as a student at a coffeeshop I might half or 3/4 of that.
Insurance costs are quite high in switzerland too. Vary between 250 - 550 chf a month.

Average minimum wage is 19 - 25 CHF (I get that as a student working as a waiter).
ala on Jan 09, 2020:
hi friends

How to get a job as a unskilled workers without the need for language in basel and Switzerland?
Swiss Miss on Oct 26, 2019:
Hello everybody!
A good way to eat healthy and less expensive is the Manora Restaurant (Manor Department store) in Basel, everything is fresh they offer a great selection. This also goes for the Coop and Migros Restaurants.
Those Restaurants are all over in Switzerland, check out train stations also-Enjoy and good luck!
Anonymous on Jul 17, 2019:
Hi guys
I want to ask what is the minimum wage in Basel and I want to ask how easy it is to find a job as a bus driver?
and about wages?