Cost of living in Zurich, Switzerland

List of prices in Zurich, Switzerland. Current as of Sep 2019.

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Food [Edit]
CHF USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 26 ($26)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 14 ($14)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 11 ($11)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.78 ($1.79)
12 eggs, large CHF 8 ($8)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.91 ($3.93)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 13 ($13)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.75 ($3.77)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.61 ($2.63)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.81 ($1.82)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 18 ($18)
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.66 ($2.68)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.20 ($2.21)
Housing [Edit]
CHF USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,168 ($3,190)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 2,458 ($2,475)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 357 ($359)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,021 ($2,035)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,408 ($1,418)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 145 ($146)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 44 ($44)
40” flat screen TV CHF 495 ($498)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 172 ($173)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 22 ($22)
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 37 ($37)
Clothes [Edit]
CHF USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 120 ($121)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 72 ($73)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 138 ($139)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 199 ($200)
Transportation [Edit]
CHF USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 24,146 ($24,313)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.67 ($1.68)
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 115 ($116)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 39 ($39)
Personal Care [Edit]
CHF USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 13 ($14)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 36 ($36)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 137 ($138)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 7 ($8)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.32 ($5.36)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 6 ($6)
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.13 ($3.15)
Tube of toothpaste CHF 4.12 ($4.15)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 41 ($41)
Entertainment [Edit]
CHF USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 74 ($75)
2 tickets to the movies CHF 40 ($40)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 193 ($195)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 119 ($120)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 17 ($17)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.60 ($5.64)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7 ($8)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CHF 531 ($535)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.37 ($0.37)
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 99 ($99)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 9 ($9)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 663 prices entered by 103 different people.
Latest price update: September 18, 2019

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