Cost of living
The annual rent for newly marketed apartments costs between CHF 175 and 295 per m², which equates to CHF 1,500 and 2,500/month for 100 m². Detached houses are priced between CHF 4,200 and 4,200 per m². A married couple with two children can expect to pay 10% tax on a gross income of CHF 100,000 a year, 14.4% on CHF 200,000 and 22.7% on CHF 500,000.
Compulsory health insurance will cost the same family between CHF 5,000 and 13,000 a year, depending on the level of cover and the insurer. A coffee or a beer cost CHF 3 and 4 respectively, lunch from CHF 25 to 40 and dinner in a good restaurant around one hundred Swiss francs a head. The lowest salaries, in the region of CHF 4,200 a month, are in the hotel and catering sectors. The best-paid workers are in finance, earning monthly salaries of CHF 10,000 and above.
Service du développement de la Ville et de la communication
Escaliers du Marché
Réception au 2e étage
Case postale 6904
Phone +41 21 315 24 15
Fax +41 21 315 20 04