Cost of living in Bern, Switzerland

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 22
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 1.68
12 eggs, large CHF 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.96
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.53
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 13
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.46
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.12
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,675
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 1,976
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 183
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 1,412
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,021
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 107
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 44
40” flat screen TV CHF 767
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 179
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 10
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 36
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 109
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 64
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 149
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 137
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 25,078
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.42
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 77
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 38
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 26
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 106
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.20
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.60
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.18
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.38
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 44
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 59
2 tickets to the movies CHF 37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 170
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 106
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 6
iPod nano 16GB CHF 169
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.49
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 197 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

Bern position in our World Ranking

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4th
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