Cost of living in Zurich, Switzerland

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,912 prices entered by 513 different people.
Latest price update: August 19, 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 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.73
12 eggs, large CHF 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.53
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.43
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 3.70
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 16
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.61
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 3.06
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,509
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 121
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 51
40” flat screen TV CHF 693
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 287
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 12
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 33
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 125
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) CHF 63
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) CHF 149
1 pair of leather business shoes CHF 204
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 33,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.81
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 92
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 19
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.94
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.68
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.82
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.54
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 52
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 73
2 tickets to the movies CHF 36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 200
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert CHF 122
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 17
Capuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.33
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPod nano 16GB CHF 217
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 100
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes CHF 8

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