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Cost of Living in Bern

Summary about cost of living in Bern:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.50 Fr. 16.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 Fr. 75.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.50 Fr. 12.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 Fr. 5.00-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.00 Fr. 5.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.40 Fr. 4.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.25 Fr. 4.00-4.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.15 Fr. 1.00-4.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.54 Fr. 4.54-6.81
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.17 Fr. 1.18-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.30 Fr. 0.91-2.04
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.66 Fr. 4.00-8.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.48 Fr. 9.07-11.79
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 11.79 Fr. 8.16-14.97
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.05 Fr. 15.88-21.77
Apples (1 lb) 1.49 Fr. 1.36-1.63
Banana (1 lb) 1.22 Fr. 1.00-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.65 Fr. 1.13-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.44 Fr. 1.13-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 Fr. 1.36-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.50 Fr. 1.50-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.36 Fr. 0.30-1.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 Fr. 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.61 Fr. 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.62 Fr. 1.50-3.90
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 Fr. 8.00-8.60
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.20 Fr. 2.60-4.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 79.00 Fr. 78.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 Fr. 6.50-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.76 Fr. 6.28-7.24
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr. 70.00-72.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.95 Fr. 5.49-6.44
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 Fr. 20,000.00-32,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 Fr. 16,000.00-50,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.33 Fr. 78.46-261.54
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 Fr. 0.20-0.80
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.62 Fr. 39.00-60.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.12 Fr. 35.00-220.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 46.67 Fr. 36.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr. 18.00-20.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,200.00 Fr. 2,100.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,120.00 Fr. 23,280.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 105.40 Fr. 69.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.00 Fr. 29.90-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.67 Fr. 90.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.44 Fr. 100.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,088.33 Fr. 900.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 884.44 Fr. 700.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,181.82 Fr. 1,600.00-2,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,700.00 Fr. 1,400.00-2,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,091.60 Fr. 743.22-1,486.44
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 696.77 Fr. 464.51-929.02
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,158.89 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.58 0.90-2.50

Prices in Bern

These data are based on 596 entries in the past 18 months from 70 different contributors.
Last update: September 2018
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7 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Apr 11, 2018 :
Hey alan, 3500 chf is NOTHING here, you will work from salary to salary.
You need Minimum 5000 chf NET just be able to afford to go out once a week.
#Alan on Apr 29, 2017 :
Hello. I have a job opportunity there in Bern.
They offer to pay me 3500Fr monthly (I'm going alone).

Is it okay?
#Alex on Sep 05, 2015 :
Hello

My family is Italian but I was raised in London - UK where I graduated in Business Management. My question is, can I get a job in Switzerland by speaking Native English and Portuguese? I can only understand italian I can`t really speak.

Please let me know that as I am eager to move. Thanks a lot.
#Wajid khan on Jun 08, 2015 :
I am an asylum seeker in Italy and i have the 5 years documents, now I want to work in Switzerland can i work there on behalf of asylum documents please guide me. Thanks
#Marc on Jan 14, 2015 :
Hi #Z,

Our education system is great!! And we'd love to have you :)

Marc :)
#Z on Jan 09, 2015 :
Hello, I want to ask about the quality of education in Switzerland. I am now living in the EU, but will I need a visa to come and study there? Are foreigners accepted? I am from Bulgaria, and I am willing to study Computer Technology.
Thank you!
#Alexis on Dec 06, 2014 :
Hi there.
How much is left from a CHF 100,000 salary, after ALL taxes are reduced?
Thanks a lot.