Cost of living in Zurich, Switzerland

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district CHF 26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 14
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.68
12 eggs, large CHF 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.01
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.82
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 4.17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.69
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 14
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.61
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,278
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 154
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 46
40” flat screen TV CHF 635
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 16
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 26
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 137
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) CHF 62
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) CHF 135
1 pair of leather business shoes CHF 169
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 26,918
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.68
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 89
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) CHF 30
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) CHF 16
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.73
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 6
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.52
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 48
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 71
2 tickets to the movies CHF 38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 198
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert CHF 111
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 17
Capuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.09
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 6
iPod nano 16GB CHF 241
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 118
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,439 prices entered by 599 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2015.

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