Cost of Living in Bern

Summary of cost of living in Bern, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.50 Fr. 15.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 92.50 Fr. 70.00-170.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 13.00-17.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 Fr. 4.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 Fr. 4.00-7.04
Cappuccino (regular) 4.71 Fr. 3.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.10 Fr. 3.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 Fr. 3.00-4.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.38 Fr. 3.79-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.24 Fr. 1.09-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.88 Fr. 0.54-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.34 Fr. 2.10-7.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.89 Fr. 7.48-27.22
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.54 Fr. 6.35-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.70 Fr. 9.98-36.29
Apples (1 lb) 1.49 Fr. 0.45-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 1.20 Fr. 0.88-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 Fr. 0.45-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.54 Fr. 0.88-2.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.87 Fr. 0.36-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.82 Fr. 0.57-0.95
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 Fr. 1.60-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.99 Fr. 0.75-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 Fr. 7.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.43 Fr. 0.90-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 Fr. 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.20 Fr. 9.00-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 Fr. 2.80-5.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 79.00 Fr. 75.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 Fr. 6.50-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.16 Fr. 6.12-9.17
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr. 70.00-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.20 Fr. 6.66-8.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,800.00 Fr. 32,800.00-32,800.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 46,666.67 Fr. 45,000.00-45,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 300.95 Fr. 200.00-450.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.20 Fr. 30.00-85.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.43 Fr. 35.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.00 Fr. 39.00-116.67
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.00 Fr.
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr. 18.00-30.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,650.00 Fr. 2,400.00-2,800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,000.00 Fr. 30,000.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 123.22 Fr. 80.00-160.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.83 Fr. 35.00-90.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 144.38 Fr. 100.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.71 Fr. 90.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,438.17 Fr. 900.00-2,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,041.67 Fr. 600.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,480.00 Fr. 1,800.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,252.34 Fr. 1,600.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,300.63 Fr. 789.67-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 985.71 Fr. 469.25-1,625.79
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,877.38 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.75 2.50-4.25

Prices in Bern

This city had 466 entries in the past 12 months by 57 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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1 Comments so far
David Allahverdiyev on May 08, 2022:
I am worried about you from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. My purpose in writing to you was to offer the products of my poultry factory that meet the requirments of European standards for poultry products...
Price shedule together with the city of Bern. ( Excluding Swiss Customs duty and Tax duty )
Chicken Fillets(1kg) - 14.85Fr
Chicken broiler(1kg) - 10.27Fr

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