Cost of Living in Switzerland

Wherever we go, there will always have a price to pay! The world is changing a bit by bit. And sure thing! the prices of things are changing too. Some are cheap, and some are pricey. The life of international students might not easy, so we have price info in Switzerland for you. Many of you might already have seen the educational fees but haven’t known the price of living. So, don’t waste the time! Let’s know the cost of living in Switzerland!

Quick Note: 1 CHF = 33.93 THB for more currencies click here

cost of living in Switzerland


Apartment Rents

***Info updated on 16/12/2020***

QUICK NOTE: Rent prices are different, and it depends on where you choose to stay.

Geneva

  • 1,950 CHF/month for 1 bedroom apartment
  • 3,500 CHF/month for 3 bedrooms apartment

Basel

  • 1,300 CHF/month for 1 bedroom apartment
  • 2,500 CHF/month for 3 bedrooms apartment

Bern

  • 1,200 CHF/month for 1 bedroom apartment
  • 2,500 CHF/month for 3 bedrooms apartment

Food

You should prepare the money pocket at least 100 CHF/week. But if you wanna eat food in restaurants, the cost can be very expensive than the normal meal.

The list of grocery items when you’re shopping at the supermarket:

  • 1 dozen of eggs = 7 CHF
  • 1 liter of milk = 1.60 CHF
  • 500 g chicken = 13 CHF
  • 500 g apples = 2 CHF
  • 1 bottle of beer = 2 CHF
  • 1 bottle of wine = 14 CHF

“But what if I want to eat out? How much will it cost?”

If you want to eat out at a restaurant that is not far from your apartment, you should prepare 27 CHF with you. But if you choose to eat out at a medium-rated restaurant and your friend wants to share the bill, then it will cost 100 CHF per pair.

‎Life insurance‎ 300 CHF per month

‎Public utility bills‎ like water bills, electricity bills. The average cost is 200 CHF.

Internet 60 CHF per month

‎Garbage charges‎ 1 CHF / 17 liters / month

Public Transportation
  • Buses 3 CHF
  • Monthly pass ticket 70 CHF
  • Taxis 6 CHF from the start and next kilometer is 4 CHF/km
  • Trains 51 CHF – 88 CHF

That’s not all we have today! The followings are the details that you should know. For those who would like to drink coffee or buy stuff, this is for you! These are what we will see daily.

Food info for those who wanna eat out:

  • 844 THB/meal for a cheap meal at restaurants
  • 3,377 THB/pair for a couple or a pair of friends (2 people)
  • McDonald’s Jumbo Set = 472 THB
  • 236 THB for a local beer
  • An imported beer = 202 THB
  • The normal size of cappuccino = 154 THB
  • Coke/Pepsi = 138 THB
  • Drinking water = 124 THB

Supermarket shopping lists:

  • 1 liter of milk = 52 THB
  • White bread = 92 THB
  • Rice = 97 THB
  • A dozen of eggs = 184 THB
  • 1 kilogram of cheese = 766 Baht
  • 1 kg of chicken = 859 THB
  • One kilogram of beef = 1,667 Baht
  • Apples = 131 THB/kg
  • Bananas = 95 THB/kg
  • Oranges = 115 THB/kg
  • 1 kg of tomatoes = 137 THB
  • 1 kg of onions = 88 THB
  • ‎Lettuce = ‎ 77 THB
  • 1.5-liter drinking water = 31 THB/bottle
  • Wine = 506 THB/bottle

More details of public transport cost

  • One way ticket = 121 THB
  • Monthly Pass = 2,701 THB
  • Taxis 229 THB
  • Gas/Petrol = 54 THB per liter

More details of public utility cost

  • Basic public utility cost of apartment residences = 6,645 THB/month
  • Telephones = 9 THB/min
  • Internet = 2,007 THB/month

Apparels and Shoes

  • Levis = 3,533 THB
  • A pair of Nike running shoes = 3,182 THB
  • Zara dress or H&M dress = 1,720 THB

More details of the apartment cost

  • 1 bedroom apartment in city zone = 50,571 THB/month
  • 1 bedroom apartment in the suburb zone = 38,575 THB/month

How was it? So, be prepared about your budgets. Don’t forget that this cost of living will be changed in the future. If there are any updates, we will let you know ASAP!

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