Cost of living in Basel, Switzerland

List of prices in Basel, Switzerland. Current as of Feb 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 16
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.83
12 eggs, large CHF 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 4.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 3.22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 3.75
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 16
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.56
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,285
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 1,994
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 221
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 1,799
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 970
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 149
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 58
40” flat screen TV CHF 695
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 134
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 13
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 29
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 107
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 48
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 118
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 177
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 23,762
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.56
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 38
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 34
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 118
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 5.60
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 4.76
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 2.91
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 44
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 75
2 tickets to the movies CHF 40
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 199
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 134
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CHF 454
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.37
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 100
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 358 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2019.

Basel position in our World Ranking

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