Cost of living in Aarau, Switzerland

List of prices in Aarau, Switzerland. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.86
12 eggs, large CHF 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.50
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.16
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,233
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 1,550
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 263
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 1,316
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 766
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 340
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 33
40” flat screen TV CHF 533
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 163
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 18
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 27
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 103
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 63
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 143
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 168
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 27,566
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.64
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 90
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 36
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 40
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 93
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 4.22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 3.90
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 2.00
Tube of toothpaste CHF 2.45
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 43
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 55
2 tickets to the movies CHF 34
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 135
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 108
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 5.80
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CHF 800
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.55
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 79
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 113 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2018.

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