Cost of living in Geneva, Switzerland

List of prices in Geneva, Switzerland. Current as of Apr 2019.

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Food [Edit]
CHF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 29 (€25)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 15 (€13)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 16 (€14)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.73 (€1.52)
12 eggs, large CHF 8 (€7)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.33 (€3.81)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 12 (€11)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 4.53 (€3.98)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 3.39 (€2.98)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 2.25 (€1.98)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 18 (€16)
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.76 (€2.42)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.71 (€2.38)
Housing [Edit]
CHF EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,292 (€2,893)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 2,477 (€2,177)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 203 (€178)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,063 (€1,813)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,486 (€1,306)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 151 (€133)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 56 (€49)
40” flat screen TV CHF 670 (€589)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 128 (€113)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 12 (€10)
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 25 (€22)
Clothes [Edit]
CHF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 116 (€102)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 46 (€40)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 122 (€107)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 178 (€156)
Transportation [Edit]
CHF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 26,075 (€22,918)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.71 (€1.51)
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 61 (€54)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 36 (€31)
Personal Care [Edit]
CHF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 12 (€10)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 29 (€26)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 113 (€100)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 9 (€8)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 4.34 (€3.82)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 4.77 (€4.19)
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.29 (€2.89)
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.48 (€3.06)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 36 (€32)
Entertainment [Edit]
CHF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 67 (€58)
2 tickets to the movies CHF 38 (€33)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 139 (€122)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 113 (€99)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 16 (€14)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.58 (€4.90)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 6 (€5.70)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CHF 551 (€485)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.56 (€0.49)
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 84 (€74)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8 (€7)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 547 prices entered by 77 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2019

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