Cost of Living in Biel/Bienne

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2118
$5804
🛋️ Without rent
$1144
$3902
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$974
$1902
🍽️ Food
$827
$2190
🚐 Transport
$88.2
$240
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5905
😀 Quality of life
77
🏙️ Population
54.5K

The average cost of living in Biel/Bienne is $2118, which is in the top 4% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 386th out of 9294 in our global list and 46th out of 50 in Switzerland.

The median after-tax salary is $5905, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.8 months. Ranked 517th (TOP 6%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 21st best city to live in Switzerland. With an estimated population of 54.5K, Biel/Bienne is the 10th largest city in Switzerland.

✈️ Closest airport 14 km Grenchen Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.7 µg/m³
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Prices in Biel/Bienne

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$21.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$115
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$15.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.33
 Cappuccino
$4.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$4.28
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$952
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$705
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2124
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1463
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$162
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$249
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$57.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9828
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10006
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$28.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$6.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$27.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$42.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.43
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$16.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$108
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$20.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$120
💇 Haircut, simple
$33.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$111
👟 Brand Sneakers
$129
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2095
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$23085

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