Cost of living in Geneva, Switzerland

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district CHF 24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 13
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.59
12 eggs, large CHF 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.52
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.54
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 14
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 3.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.74
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,389
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 210
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 52
40” flat screen TV CHF 682
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 339
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 10
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 24
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 126
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) CHF 43
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) CHF 130
1 pair of leather business shoes CHF 189
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 31,529
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.65
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 70
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) CHF 35
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) CHF 14
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 7
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.48
Tube of toothpaste CHF 5.42
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 47
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 72
2 tickets to the movies CHF 37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 170
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert CHF 116
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.66
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPod nano 16GB CHF 172
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.29
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 143
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,904 prices entered by 336 different people.
Latest price update: July 28, 2015.

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