Cost of living in Geneva, Switzerland

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.75
12 eggs, large CHF 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 3.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.73
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 3.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 3.25
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,328
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 2,935
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 211
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 1,961
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,598
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 125
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 57
40” flat screen TV CHF 687
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 253
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 10
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 24
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 119
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 47
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 127
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 150
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 27,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.54
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 70
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 35
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 26
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 142
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.90
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.69
Tube of toothpaste CHF 4.94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 48
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 75
2 tickets to the movies CHF 38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 139
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 103
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.27
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 8
iPod nano 16GB CHF 176
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.46
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 123
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,121 prices entered by 375 different people.
Latest price update: February 06, 2016.

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