Cost of living in Zurich, Switzerland

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Latest price update: April 24, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district CHF 27
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 13
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.69
12 eggs, large CHF 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.41
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 3.65
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.55
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 3.41
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,567
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 133
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 51
40” flat screen TV CHF 712
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 292
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 17
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 33
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 127
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) CHF 61
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) CHF 132
1 pair of leather business shoes CHF 206
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 35,446
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.83
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 80
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 21
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.63
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.52
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.54
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 54
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 69
2 tickets to the movies CHF 36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 241
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert CHF 133
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 16
Capuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.49
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPod nano 16GB CHF 184
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 95
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes CHF 8

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