Cost of Living in Biel/Bienne

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2334
$6069
🛋️ Without rent
$1213
$4173
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1121
$1897
🍽️ Food
$836
$2210
🚐 Transport
$123
$337
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$6199
😀 Quality of life
93
🏙️ Population
55.2K

The average cost of living in Biel/Bienne is $2334, which is in the top 11% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 986th out of 9294 in our global list and 47th out of 50 in Switzerland.

The median after-tax salary is $6199, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.7 months. Ranked 49th (TOP 0.5%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 9th best city to live in Switzerland. With an estimated population of 55.2K, Biel/Bienne is the 10th largest city in Switzerland.

✈️ Closest airport 14 km Grenchen Airfield
😷 Air quality Excellent 8.8 µg/m³
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Prices in Biel/Bienne

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$21.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$114
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$16.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.36
 Cappuccino
$5.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$4.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1252
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$827
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2088
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1483
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$238
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11985
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9855
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$45.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.85
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$7.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$24.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$27
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$49.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$15.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$108
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$20.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$137
💇 Haircut, simple
$40.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$136
👟 Brand Sneakers
$137
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2263
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$25919

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