Cost of Living in Aarau

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2267
$6024
🛋️ Without rent
$1126
$3861
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1141
$2163
🍽️ Food
$771
$2036
🚐 Transport
$126
$337
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5093
😀 Quality of life
76
🏙️ Population
21.3K

The average cost of living in Aarau is $2267, which is in the top 3% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 272nd out of 9294 in our global list and 42nd out of 50 in Switzerland.

The median after-tax salary is $5093, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months. Ranked 622nd (TOP 7%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 32nd best city to live in Switzerland. With an estimated population of 21.3K, Aarau is the 43rd largest city in Switzerland.

✈️ Closest airport 39 km Zurich Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1838 University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland
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Prices in Aarau

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$19.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$84.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$14.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.04
 Cappuccino
$5.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$5.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1270
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$875
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2384
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1799
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$170
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11034
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7333
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$5.48
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$140
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$38.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.87
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$29.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$42.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$16.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$73.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$21.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
💇 Haircut, simple
$34.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$132
👟 Brand Sneakers
$124
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2096
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$23426

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