Cost of Living in Neuchatel

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2053
$5663
🛋️ Without rent
$1054
$3556
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$999
$2107
🍽️ Food
$753
$1999
🚐 Transport
$107
$298
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$6098
😀 Quality of life
91
🏙️ Population
33.5K

The average cost of living in Neuchatel is $2053, which is in the top 5% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 441st out of 9294 in our global list and 47th out of 50 in Switzerland.

The median after-tax salary is $6098, which is enough to cover living expenses for 3 months. Ranked 69th (TOP 0.7%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 7th best city to live in Switzerland. With an estimated population of 33.5K, Neuchatel is the 21st largest city in Switzerland.

✈️ Closest airport 15 km Les Eplatures Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1258 University of Neuchatel
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Prices in Neuchatel

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$127
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$14.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.31
 Cappuccino
$4.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$920
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$778
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2098
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1773
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$211
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$57.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8964
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7871
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$4.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$72.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$41.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.53
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.57
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$39.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.14
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.57
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.7
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$13.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$77.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$17.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$97.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$33.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$102
👟 Brand Sneakers
$105
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1529
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$26160

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