Prices in Switzerland

What are the supermarket prices in Switzerland? Is the cost of living in Switzerland are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in Switzerland and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Switzerland: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 22 hours ago)

Currency in Switzerland to Swiss franc (CHF). For 10 US dollars you can get 9.55 Swiss francs. For 100 US dollars you can get 95.5 Swiss francs. And the other way: For 10 Swiss francs you can get 11.3 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in Switzerland? Look here: Prices in cities in Switzerland

Prices: Basel   Bern   Fribourg   Geneva   Lausanne   Lugano   Schaffhausen   Winterthur   Zurich   Baden bei Wien  

Prices in Switzerland are much higher than the prices we see in United States. Food and basic products are on average more expensive by 92%. In restaurants it will be more expensive by 75%. And the cost of living is higher in Switzerland around 68%. If we want to use our free time for entertainment or sport, we have to focus on spending more money by 130%.

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in Switzerland


Are hotels expensive in Switzerland? How much will we pay for a room in Switzerland?

The average price of accommodation in Switzerland is $170 (CHF 160). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $120 (CHF 110) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $73 (CHF 67). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Switzerland in $140 (CHF 130). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $170 (CHF 150) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $250 (CHF 230) in Switzerland If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $680 (CHF 630)


And if you plan a trip to a given region of the world, maybe cheaper than in Switzerland will be in nearby countries? See prices in: Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, France, San Marino, and Austria.

Comparison of selected prices in Switzerland with prices in United States:

fees

$220 ($120 - $400)
28% more than in United States

internet

$67 ($45 - $100)
1.9% less than in United States

jeans pants

$120 ($79 - $170)
160% more than in United States

average earnings

$6.6K
77% more than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$1.7K ($1.1K - $2.5K)
23% more than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$2.4K ($1.7K - $3.9K)
36% more than in United States

bread

$3.1 ($1.4 - $4.8)
10% more than in United States

cheese

$26 ($17 - $57)
130% more than in United States

rice

$3.2 ($2 - $5.7)
23% less than in United States

tomatoes

$4.6 ($2.3 - $6.8)
4.3% more than in United States

bananas

$3.1 ($2 - $4.5)
twice as much as in United States

wine

$17 ($8.5 - $23)
36% more than in United States

cheap restaurant

$28 ($17 - $45)
81% more than in United States

local beer

$7.9 ($5.7 - $10)
by half more than in United States

coffee

$5.2 ($3.4 - $6.8)
18% more than in United States

bottle of water

$4.2 ($3.4 - $5.7)
160% more than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$16 ($15 - $17)
twice as much as in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$4.6 ($3.4 - $5.7)
130% more than in United States

Price changes in previous years in Switzerland

Has the price of bread increased in Switzerland?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2010: $3.2(CHF 2.9), 2011: $3(CHF 2.7), 2012: $2.9(CHF 2.7), 2013: $3(CHF 2.8), 2014: $2.7(CHF 2.5), 2015: $3(CHF 2.7), 2016: $3(CHF 2.7), 2017: $3(CHF 2.7), and 2018: $3.1(CHF 2.8).

Switzerland price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2010-2018
Switzerland price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $3.3(CHF 3), 2016: $3.3(CHF 3), 2017: $3.3(CHF 3), and 2018: $3.4(CHF 3.1)

Switzerland price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
Switzerland price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in Switzerland?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2010: $25(CHF 23), 2011: $23(CHF 21), 2012: $23(CHF 21), 2013: $23(CHF 21), 2014: $23(CHF 21), 2015: $25(CHF 23), 2016: $25(CHF 23), 2017: $28(CHF 26), and 2018: $28(CHF 26)

Switzerland price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2010-2018
Switzerland price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2010: $1.4K(CHF 1.3K), 2011: $1.6K(CHF 1.4K), 2012: $1.7K(CHF 1.6K), 2013: $1.6K(CHF 1.4K), 2014: $1.8K(CHF 1.6K), 2015: $1.8K(CHF 1.7K), 2016: $1.8K(CHF 1.6K), 2017: $1.7K(CHF 1.5K), and 2018: $1.7K(CHF 1.6K)

Switzerland price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2010-2018
Switzerland price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
Switzerland price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2011-2018
Switzerland price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com