Cost of Living in Basel

Summary about cost of living in Basel, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.79 € 13.67-41.02
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 109.39 € 72.93-218.78
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.90 € 11.85-13.67
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.29 € 5.47-8.20
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.47 € 3.73-7.29
Cappuccino (regular) 4.69 € 3.19-6.38
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.91 € 2.73-4.56
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.57 € 2.73-4.56
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.90 € 4.14-10.35
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.38 € 1.49-3.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.02 € 0.83-1.32
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.85 € 3.01-8.75
Local Cheese (1 lb) 12.28 € 7.03-33.08
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.69 € 6.20-18.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 21.30 € 10.34-26.88
Apples (1 lb) 1.58 € 0.41-2.07
Banana (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.83-1.24
Oranges (1 lb) 1.49 € 0.83-2.07
Tomato (1 lb) 1.60 € 0.83-2.07
Potato (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.62-1.45
Onion (1 lb) 1.00 € 0.41-1.24
Lettuce (1 head) 1.93 € 1.37-2.55
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.73 € 0.23-1.82
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.31 € 7.29-16.41
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.88 € 1.28-2.73
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 € 1.73-2.73
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.61 € 6.38-8.20
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.46 € 2.73-4.28
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.93 € 72.93-75.66
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.93 € 5.47-9.12
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.57 € 5.13-5.57
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 63.99 € 63.81-68.37
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.77 € 5.42-6.38
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,078.26 € 27,348.02-41,022.03
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,669.14 € 34,640.82-36,464.03
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 178.39 € 91.16-319.06
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 € 0.14-0.27
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.95 € 43.76-91.16
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71.69 € 45.58-102.56
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.25 € 27.35-54.70
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.23 € 15.50-20.06
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,299.26 € 2,096.68-2,734.80
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,138.87 € 18,232.01-29,171.22
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.60 € 45.58-123.07
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.18 € 27.35-72.93
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.42 € 68.37-182.32
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.71 € 68.37-182.32
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,193.93 € 1,002.76-1,640.88
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 943.16 € 729.28-1,185.08
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,303.86 € 1,732.04-2,825.96
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,897.27 € 1,458.56-2,734.80
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,040.98 € 741.04-1,270.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 719.89 € 550.48-1,016.28
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,896.26 €
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: April 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?