Cost of Living in Bern

Summary about cost of living in Bern, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.50 Fr. 16.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr. 90.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 13.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 Fr. 4.62-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 Fr. 4.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.59 Fr. 3.00-5.20
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 Fr. 2.90-4.90
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.35 Fr. 2.00-4.80
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.40 Fr. 3.79-6.44
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.95 Fr. 0.90-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.26 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.94 Fr. 2.63-7.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.76 Fr. 7.26-20.41
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.95 Fr. 5.90-13.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 23.06 Fr. 11.34-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 1.76 Fr. 0.73-1.95
Banana (1 lb) 1.24 Fr. 0.63-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.72 Fr. 1.13-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.91 Fr. 1.36-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 Fr. 0.91-1.41
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 Fr. 0.91-1.63
Lettuce (1 head) 2.60 Fr. 1.80-3.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.59 Fr. 0.25-1.90
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr. 8.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.93 Fr. 1.00-2.80
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.21 Fr. 1.50-2.80
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.55 Fr. 8.50-8.80
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 Fr. 2.60-5.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 79.00 Fr. 78.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.80 Fr. 6.80-12.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.36 Fr. 6.28-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr. 72.00-79.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.89 Fr. 5.30-6.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 Fr. 30,000.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 41,825.00 Fr. 32,300.00-45,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 175.39 Fr. 85.00-364.29
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 Fr. 0.15-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.50 Fr. 39.95-80.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75.92 Fr. 40.00-130.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.20 Fr. 25.00-45.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr. 17.00-25.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,116.67 Fr. 1,200.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,750.00 Fr. 20,000.00-36,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.25 Fr. 99.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.62 Fr. 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.12 Fr. 50.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.00 Fr. 60.00-180.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,445.00 Fr. 1,000.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,068.18 Fr. 800.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,533.33 Fr. 2,100.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,829.09 Fr. 1,500.00-2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 730.70 Fr. 650.32-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 701.41 Fr. 603.86-929.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,262.75 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.60 1.10-2.00

Prices in Bern

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Last update: June 2021
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3 Comments so far
Nikos on Jul 17, 2019:
Hi guys.
I want to ask what is the minimum wage in Bern and I want to ask how easy it is to find a job as a bus driver?
and about wages?
Aizen Nestor Escano on Jul 04, 2019:
How can a skilled filipino get a job as a welder/fabricator helper in bern switzerland? Thanks!!
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.