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Cost of Living in Bern

Summary about cost of living in Bern:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 Fr. 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr. 75.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.25 Fr. 12.90-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 Fr. 5.00-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 Fr. 4.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.38 Fr. 4.00-4.96
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.04 Fr. 3.00-4.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.73 Fr. 1.00-4.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.92 Fr. 4.35-5.87
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.66 Fr. 1.09-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.12 Fr. 0.91-2.04
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.92 Fr. 4.50-8.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.85 Fr. 7.71-14.51
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 12.25 Fr. 7.71-14.97
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.52 Fr. 15.88-24.95
Apples (1 lb) 1.59 Fr. 1.36-2.04
Banana (1 lb) 1.32 Fr. 1.09-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.43 Fr. 0.91-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.74 Fr. 1.13-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 Fr. 0.91-1.59
Onion (1 lb) 1.33 Fr. 0.91-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.24 Fr. 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.36 Fr. 0.60-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 Fr. 12.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.97 Fr. 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.12 Fr. 2.00-4.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.45 Fr. 8.00-8.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 Fr. 2.80-4.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 78.00 Fr. 73.33-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.80 Fr. 6.50-8.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 Fr. 4.83-7.24
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr. 65.00-79.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.56 Fr. 5.11-6.62
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 Fr. 20,000.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 Fr. 19,000.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 122.36 Fr. 78.46-283.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 Fr. 0.20-0.80
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.00 Fr. 20.00-69.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 94.63 Fr. 42.00-140.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 45.00 Fr. 25.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr. 17.00-20.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,133.33 Fr. 2,100.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,280.00 Fr. 23,280.00-28,800.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 108.09 Fr. 80.00-140.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 65.00 Fr. 40.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 120.91 Fr. 90.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.00 Fr. 100.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,161.67 Fr. 1,000.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 825.00 Fr. 750.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,300.00 Fr. 2,000.00-2,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,720.00 Fr. 1,500.00-2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,207.73 Fr. 743.22-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 898.06 Fr. 557.41-1,114.83
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,066.67 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 1.20 0.90-1.50

Prices in Bern

These data are based on 706 entries in the past 18 months from 74 different contributors.
Last update: December 2017
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7 Comments so far

#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.
#Anonymous on Jan 26, 2014 :
Why is the utilities bill in Bern that high compared to other Swiss cities? Is this figure accurate?