Cost of Living in Basel

Summary about cost of living in Basel, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.32 € 14.59-34.04
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 116.72 € 82.68-145.90
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.56 € 14.59-16.54
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.57 € 4.86-8.75
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.84 € 3.40-7.30
Cappuccino (regular) 5.07 € 3.89-6.81
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.98 € 1.95-4.86
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.95 € 3.40-4.86
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.22 € 4.42-11.05
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.67 € 1.76-4.41
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.15 € 0.88-1.76
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.32 € 2.33-7.39
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.15 € 7.50-35.30
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.51 € 6.62-14.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.88 € 14.56-35.30
Apples (1 lb) 1.65 € 0.44-2.21
Banana (1 lb) 1.09 € 0.88-2.21
Oranges (1 lb) 1.73 € 0.88-2.21
Tomato (1 lb) 1.83 € 0.88-2.21
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 € 0.66-1.76
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 € 0.44-1.76
Lettuce (1 head) 2.10 € 1.46-2.92
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.07 € 0.49-1.95
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.59 € 6.81-17.51
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 € 1.36-2.78
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.41 € 1.85-2.92
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.46 € 7.78-9.53
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.79 € 2.92-5.06
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.81 € 68.09-77.81
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.32 € 5.84-6.32
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.95 € 4.70-5.95
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 68.28 € 43.77-68.28
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.79 € 6.19-7.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,180.13 € 29,180.13-34,043.48
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 38,420.50 € 38,906.84-38,906.84
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 261.32 € 145.90-340.43
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 € 0.15-0.29
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.39 € 47.66-48.63
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71.31 € 48.63-97.27
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.70 € 24.32-48.63
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.97 € 14.59-19.45
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,431.68 € 1,945.34-2,918.01
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,100.93 € 19,453.42-31,125.47
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 107.60 € 68.09-145.90
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.63 € 29.18-77.81
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 119.15 € 68.09-204.26
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.19 € 72.95-243.17
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,414.79 € 972.67-2,431.68
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,145.59 € 875.40-1,945.34
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,487.26 € 2,139.88-2,723.48
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,026.40 € 1,459.01-2,431.68
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 975.17 € 768.09-1,265.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 722.93 € 587.36-1,084.36
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,656.89 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.57 1.00-3.00

Prices in Basel

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Last update: May 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?