General Facts

Prices and quality of life

Although living in a Swiss city is fairly expensive, the quality of life is also correspondingly high. In 2006, Zurich and Geneva occupied the first two places in an international comparison of 350 cities by Mercer Consulting. The study took 39 criteria into account, including political, economic and social life as well as a range of public services related to ecology, personal security, health, education and transport.

What do things cost? (average prices)
1 cup of coffee = 4 CHF
1 ticket for public transport = from 2.50 CHF
1 night in a double room with breakfast = from 120 CHF (low)
Three-course menu = from 35 CHF
Cinema ticket = 18 CHF
1 litre of petrol (unleaded 95) = 1.70 CHF
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