Cost of living in Zurich, Switzerland

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 28
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 15
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 4.46
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.58
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.83
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 18
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.61
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.46
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,326
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 2,519
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 206
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,290
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,797
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 105
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 41
40” flat screen TV CHF 572
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 158
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 12
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 30
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 139
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 59
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 143
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 235
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 30,352
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.49
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 98
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 33
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 29
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 120
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.22
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.45
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 56
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 85
2 tickets to the movies CHF 38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 265
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 133
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.67
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPod nano 16GB CHF 176
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.43
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 124
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,230 prices entered by 723 different people.
Latest price update: February 07, 2016.

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