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 15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.60
12 eggs, large CHF 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.56
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 4.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.99
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 2.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.55
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,748
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 3,099
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 189
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 1,877
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,569
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 105
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 65
40” flat screen TV CHF 647
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 158
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 13
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 26
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 114
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 128
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 165
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 25,721
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 37
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 143
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 3.65
Tube of toothpaste CHF 4.85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 42
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 79
2 tickets to the movies CHF 39
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 99
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 20
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 8
iPod nano 16GB CHF 240
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.56
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 110
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 590 prices entered by 70 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2016.

Geneva position in our World Ranking

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