Cost of living in Zurich, Switzerland

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Latest price update: January 28, 2015.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district CHF 25
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 1.71
12 eggs, large CHF 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.62
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 2.21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.25
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,189
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 112
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 44
40” flat screen TV CHF 873
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 188
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 19
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 30
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 138
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) CHF 65
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) CHF 134
1 pair of leather business shoes CHF 202
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 31,727
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.70
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 93
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 9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.88
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 6
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.82
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 50
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 75
2 tickets to the movies CHF 37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 198
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert CHF 146
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 18
Capuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 8
iPod nano 16GB CHF 241
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.40
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 118
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes CHF 8

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