Cost of living in Zurich, Switzerland

Summary of cost of living in Zurich

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CHF 7,078
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CHF 4,032
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Zurich
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CHF 13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.57
12 eggs, large CHF 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 2.76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.57
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of coca-cola CHF 2.93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.97
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CHF 3,589
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CHF 2,314
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 146
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CHF 2,250
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CHF 1,272
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CHF 94
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CHF 42
40” flat screen tv CHF 412
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 115
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 18
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 29
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CHF 131
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CHF 95
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 135
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 224
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 25,652
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.84
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 157
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 45
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 24
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CHF 108
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CHF 7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 4.50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.61
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.41
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 51
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 63
2 tickets to the movies CHF 35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 138
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 106
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CHF 492
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 121
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CHF 9
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 382 prices entered by 71 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2022

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