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 112.50 Fr. 85.00-130.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.00 Fr. 14.30-17.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.25 Fr. 5.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.95 Fr. 3.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.09 Fr. 4.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.09 Fr. 2.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.06 Fr. 3.50-5.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.40 Fr. 4.54-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.97 Fr. 1.81-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.17 Fr. 0.91-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.61 Fr. 3.00-8.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.55 Fr. 7.71-36.29
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.36 Fr. 6.80-14.97
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 25.58 Fr. 14.97-40.82
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 Fr. 0.45-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.12 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.81 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 Fr. 0.68-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 Fr. 0.45-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.26 Fr. 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.10 Fr. 0.50-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 Fr. 7.00-17.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 Fr. 1.60-2.86
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 Fr. 1.90-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.60 Fr. 7.00-9.80
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.80 Fr. 3.00-5.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 Fr. 70.00-90.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.50 Fr. 6.00-6.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.12 Fr. 4.83-6.12
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 70.20 Fr. 45.00-70.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.12 Fr. 6.36-8.33
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 Fr. 30,000.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,500.00 Fr. 40,000.00-40,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 268.66 Fr. 150.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 Fr. 0.15-0.27
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.89 Fr. 49.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.65 Fr. 50.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 39.67 Fr. 25.00-48.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr. 15.00-21.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,500.00 Fr. 2,000.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,500.00 Fr. 20,000.00-32,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 110.56 Fr. 70.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.00 Fr. 30.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 132.86 Fr. 70.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147.78 Fr. 75.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,438.46 Fr. 1,000.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,160.91 Fr. 900.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,622.22 Fr. 2,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,142.86 Fr. 1,500.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 877.93 Fr. 789.67-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.06 Fr. 557.41-929.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,688.19 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.83 1.00-3.00

Prices in Basel

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Last update: August 2022
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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?