Switzerland - General information
RegionWestern Europe
CapitalBerne
LanguageGerman, French
CurrencySwiss Franc
Population8,014,000
Phone code+41
Cost of living in Switzerland, USD/month
ExpensesMin.Med.
Accommodation $598 $787
Food $413 $759
Transportation $61 $291
Communications and utilities $96 $110
Clothing $36 $135
Sports and leisure $52 $185
Accommodation in Switzerland, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre$598
Shared room in city centre$787
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$913
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$1242
Coordinates of Switzerland
Time ZoneEurope/Zurich
GMT +1
DST +2
Latitude47.000160000
Longitude8.014270000
Elevation (STRM3)931 m.

List of largest cities in Switzerland

 
Zurich Zurich
Zurich Zurich
341,730
Geneva Geneva
Geneva Geneva
183,981
Basel Basel
Basel Basel-City
164,488
Berne Berne
Berne Bern
121,631
Lausanne Lausanne
Lausanne Vaud
116,751
Winterthur Winterthur
Winterthur Zurich
91,908

Cost of living and prices in Switzerland

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 16.2 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 80.9 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 11.3 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 5.3 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 4.4 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 3.0 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 2.6 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 3.6 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 0.9 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 2.0 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 4.3 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1.2 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 1.9 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 1.6 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 1.9 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 2.0 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 3.0 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 17.6 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 17.2 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 2.9 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 2.2 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 2.6 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 9.7 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1.5 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 1.8 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 6.5 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 2.4 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 60.7 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 5.0 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 2.8 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 52.6 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1.2 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 18,202.6 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 74.5 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 26.3 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 14.6 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 89.5 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 44.4 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 97.5 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 128.9 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 1,242.3 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 914.0 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 2,386.0 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 1,813.4 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 110.5 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0.3 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 38.4 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 8,707.1 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 6,391.8 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 2,994.4 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 1.3 %
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in Switzerland

SeasonAutumnWinterSpringSummer
MonthSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugyear
Record high°C26221713121418222528302930
Average high°C191374348121720232213
Average temperature°C14941-0148121517178
Average low°C1061-2-3-20371113125
Record low°C-0-4-10-11-19-13-11-6-2143-19
RainDays44344445565451
SnowDays11123221000013
FogDays141615141514121111101013155
ThunderstormsDays10000001333314
SnowfallCm.0012221000008
Average precipitationMm.98839083757376881081251131251136
Relative humidity%78838484848075727272717477
Relative humidity morning%64646261616160606060606261
Relative humidity evening%42475254534741383839373744
Wind speedKm/h99101111111110999810
Monthly sunshineHours158110644754791201411651822161931530
Day LengthHours1311109101113141617161513
Dew point°C850-1-3-3-1158101039
Growing degree-day°C122700000069158236214806
Atmosphere pressureBar93793693493493593393393193393593693611214
Solar radiation, globalMj/m2138545812151920201812
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