Cost of living in Neuchatel, Switzerland

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.73
12 eggs, large CHF 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.96
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.67
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 17
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.36
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 3.09
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 1,883
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 1,633
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 217
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 1,213
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,100
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 127
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 37
40” flat screen TV CHF 685
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 205
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 13
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 27
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 127
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 87
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 145
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 210
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 33,260
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.57
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 63
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 32
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 115
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 12
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 4.33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.41
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.45
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.32
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 33
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 55
2 tickets to the movies CHF 34
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 153
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 102
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.51
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPad Air 2, 64GB CHF 800
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.24
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 84
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 27 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2017.

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