Cost of living in Geneva, Switzerland

Summary of cost of living in Geneva

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CHF 7,352
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CHF 4,654
  • Geneva is the most expensive city in Switzerl. (1 out of 4)
  • Geneva is the most expensive city in Western Europe (1 out of 84)
  • Geneva is the 3rd most expensive city in the World (3 out of 219)

List of prices in Geneva
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 29
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 1.67
12 eggs, large CHF 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.66
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.65
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 2.01
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 2.79
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CHF 3,991
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CHF 3,124
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 160
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CHF 2,356
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CHF 1,680
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CHF 365
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CHF 50
40” flat screen tv CHF 594
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 116
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 13
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 25
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CHF 108
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CHF 54
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 126
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 189
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 32,454
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.94
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 70
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 35
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 29
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CHF 125
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CHF 9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 4.29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 4.96
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.99
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 37
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 89
2 tickets to the movies CHF 38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 119
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 24
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.87
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CHF 589
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 92
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CHF 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 149 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2022

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Geneva position in our World Ranking

the world
3rd
out of 219
western europe
1st
out of 84
switzerl.
1st
out of 4

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