Cost of Living in Bern

Summary about cost of living in Bern, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.33 € 13.67-36.46
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 91.16 € 82.04-109.39
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.31 € 11.85-13.67
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.47 € 4.56-7.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.47 € 4.10-6.38
Cappuccino (regular) 4.18 € 2.73-4.74
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.43 € 2.64-4.47
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 € 1.82-4.01
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.00 € 3.45-6.21
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.69 € 0.82-2.89
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.23 € 0.83-2.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.54 € 2.40-5.47
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.62 € 6.62-18.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.85 € 5.38-12.40
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.54 € 9.92-28.94
Apples (1 lb) 1.60 € 0.66-1.78
Banana (1 lb) 1.09 € 0.57-1.24
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 € 1.03-2.48
Tomato (1 lb) 1.74 € 1.24-2.07
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.83-1.28
Onion (1 lb) 1.14 € 0.83-1.49
Lettuce (1 head) 2.39 € 1.73-3.46
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.49 € 0.23-1.73
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.94 € 7.29-16.41
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.58 € 0.91-1.82
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 € 1.37-2.55
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.79 € 7.75-8.02
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.01 € 2.37-5.10
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.02 € 66.85-72.93
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.20 € 5.74-10.94
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.79 € 5.72-7.34
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 65.64 € 65.64-72.02
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.39 € 4.83-5.69
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,171.22 € 27,348.02-31,906.02
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 38,127.70 € 29,444.70-41,022.03
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.71 € 77.49-332.08
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 € 0.14-0.27
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.20 € 36.46-72.93
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75.12 € 37.91-118.51
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.09 € 22.79-41.02
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.41 € 15.50-22.79
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,929.55 € 1,093.92-2,279.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,296.92 € 18,232.01-32,817.62
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 96.86 € 90.25-136.74
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.03 € 22.79-54.70
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 102.81 € 45.58-136.74
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.39 € 54.70-164.09
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,307.80 € 911.60-1,640.88
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 957.18 € 729.28-1,367.40
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,303.86 € 1,823.20-3,190.60
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,680.38 € 1,367.40-2,005.52
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 666.42 € 592.83-1,270.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 639.41 € 550.48-846.90
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,875.30 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.62 1.10-2.00

Prices in Bern

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Last update: May 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.