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Cost of Living in Bern

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 129.97
Rent Index: 44.25
Groceries Index: 134.78
Restaurants Index: 121.64
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 88.01
Local Purchasing Power: 107.63
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 Fr. 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr. 75.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 12.90-16.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 Fr. 5.00-6.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.90 Fr. 3.90-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.43 Fr. 4.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.95 Fr. 2.50-4.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.50 Fr. 1.00-4.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.87 Fr. 4.54-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.80 Fr. 1.09-2.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.16 Fr. 1.02-2.04
Eggs (12) 6.03 Fr. 4.74-8.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.24 Fr. 7.71-14.51
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.34 Fr. 7.71-13.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.17 Fr. 15.42-24.95
Apples (1 lb) 1.67 Fr. 1.36-2.04
Banana (1 lb) 1.44 Fr. 1.36-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.58 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.93 Fr. 1.59-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 Fr. 0.45-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 1.56 Fr. 1.25-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 Fr. 1.40-2.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.05 Fr. 0.50-1.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 Fr. 12.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.20 Fr. 1.60-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.34 Fr. 2.00-4.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.50 Fr. 8.00-8.70
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 Fr. 2.80-4.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.00 Fr. 73.33-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.80 Fr. 6.40-7.80
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.28 Fr. 3.22-7.24
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 72.00 Fr. 70.00-72.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.50 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 ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 125.87 Fr. 78.46-283.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.43 Fr. 0.20-0.80
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.00 Fr. 20.00-59.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 111.25 Fr. 70.00-140.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.75 Fr. 25.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr. 17.00-20.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,100.00 Fr. 2,100.00-2,100.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,280.00 Fr. 23,280.00-23,280.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.12 Fr. 80.00-140.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.22 Fr. 50.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 138.89 Fr. 100.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.22 Fr. 100.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,214.00 Fr. 1,000.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 851.25 Fr. 750.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,362.50 Fr. 2,000.00-2,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,711.11 Fr. 1,500.00-2,100.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,151.99 Fr. 743.22-1,486.44
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 781.93 Fr. 510.96-1,021.92
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,033.33 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.48 0.90-2.00

Prices in Bern, Switzerland

These data are based on 635 entries in the past 18 months from 69 different contributors.
Last update: May 2017
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Cost of living in Bern is 29.97% higher than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 1,400.21$ (1,364.06Fr.) and for four person family at 5,272.62$ (5,136.50Fr.) (without rent).
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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?