Cost of living in Zurich, Switzerland

List of prices in Zurich, Switzerland. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.71
12 eggs, large CHF 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 2.33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.48
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,997
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 2,329
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 152
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,245
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,715
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 101
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 38
40” flat screen TV CHF 512
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 178
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 21
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 31
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 124
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 61
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 145
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 193
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 26,863
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 2.28
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 39
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 32
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 120
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.97
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 6
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.04
Tube of toothpaste CHF 4.05
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 46
Entertainment [Edit]
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 240
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 111
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.35
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CHF 512
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.31
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 103
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 862 prices entered by 140 different people.
Latest price update: December 10, 2018.

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