Cost of living in Geneva, Switzerland

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.55
12 eggs, large CHF 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 4.25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 3.07
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.61
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,690
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 3,039
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 181
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 1,886
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,570
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 109
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 68
40” flat screen TV CHF 604
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 135
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 13
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 25
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 111
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 49
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 126
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 171
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 26,265
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.50
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 70
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 36
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 31
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 151
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.94
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.34
Tube of toothpaste CHF 4.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 43
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 69
2 tickets to the movies CHF 38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 204
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.24
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 8
iPod nano 16GB CHF 175
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.56
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 122
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 639 prices entered by 89 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2017.

Geneva position in our World Ranking

the world
4th
out of 223
western europe
2nd
out of 53
switzerl.
2nd
out of 5

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