Basel, Switzerland

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March 12, 2023

Living in Basel, Switzerland: Overview

Overall score | Worksplorer index

  • 65%

    Quality of life
  • 89%

    Cost of living
  • 55%

    Connectivity
  • 83%

    Weather

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General

CurrencyCHF
Population (in millions)0.5
Quality of life (world rank from 1 to 200)83
Cost of living compared to Chicago, USA10% more expensive
Best neighborhood to stayKleinbasel, St. Alban
Culture

Number of museums and galleries40
Top selling local beerRheinfelder
Most popular local dishRösti
Travel

Most popular tourist attraction(s)Basel Minster, Basel Zoo, Tinguely Museum
Discount airlineEasyJet
Major airlineSwiss International Air Lines
Largest ride sharing companyTaxify
Primary train stationsBasel SBB, Basel Badischer Bahnhof, Basel St. Johann
Primary airportsBasel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Belfort-Héric
Best rental car companyEuropcar
Used car costs25000 CHF
Connectivity

Apple store addresses Clarastrasse 21, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Internet connection (in Mbps)100 Mbps
Power socket typeC,F
Supply voltage 230V
Best electronics storeDigitec
Best internet carrierSwisscom
Primary cellular carrierSwisscom
Average monthly cost for internet70 CHF
Shopping

The best drug store
Best restaurant chain
The best grocery store
The most popular fashion brand
Regulatory

GDP per capita$90,945 / year
Average annual income$80000
Sales tax rate7.7%
Income tax rate8.5%
Tourist visa valid (in days)90 days
Financial

Average mortgage rate1.5%
Suggested ATM take out200 CHF
Bank that has the most ATM machinesUBS
Average tip in restaurant15%
Pay using credit or debit cardNot very common
Health

Emergency Phone Numbers112 (general), 117 (police), 144 (ambulance), 118 (firefighters)
Polution per square meter
Health quality rank (according to WHO) 11
Main religion
Quality of life

65%

  • 78%

    Safety, freedom, rights
  • 69%

    Traffic
  • 58%

    Property to income
  • 22%

    Crime
  • 79%

    Healthcare
  • 83%

    Weather
Salaries

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)CHF 5,792
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate1.24%
Childcare

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 ChildCHF 2,429
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 ChildCHF 25,429
Cost of living

89%

  • Purchasing Power

    127%

     

     

  • Rent

    46%

     

     

  • Food

    136%

     

     

  • Restaurant

    117%

     

     

  • Workspace

    23%

     

     

  • Transport

    20%

     

     

Rent

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre Per MonthCHF 1,386.11
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre Per MonthCHF 1,116.88
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre Per MonthCHF 2,676.92
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre Per MonthCHF 2,027.27
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend), Sports And LeisureCHF 33.60
Food

Milk (regular), (1 liter)CHF 1.62
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)CHF 3.21
Eggs (regular) (12)CHF 5.89
Local Cheese (1kg)CHF 34.33
Water (1.5 liter bottle)CHF 1.06
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)CHF 15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)CHF 2.09
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)CHF 2.20
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)CHF 8.90
Chicken Fillets (1kg)CHF 30.47
Apples (1kg)CHF 3.91
Oranges (1kg)CHF 3.60
Potato (1kg)CHF 2.37
Lettuce (1 head)CHF 2.14
Rice (white), (1kg)CHF 2.38
Tomato (1kg)CHF 3.89
Banana (1kg)CHF 2.74
Onion (1kg)CHF 2.15
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)CHF 57.86
Restaurants

Meal, Inexpensive RestaurantCHF 25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-courseCHF 120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)CHF 16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)CHF 8.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)CHF 6.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)CHF 4.41
Water (0.33 liter bottle) CHF 4.12
Cappuccino (regular)CHF 5.13
Connectivity

94%

Infrastructure

89/100

Internet speed

92/100

Internet cost

95/100

Pre-paid plan

98/100

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 ApartmentCHF 249.91
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)CHF 0.17
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)CHF 48.22
Sports

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 AdultCHF 69.04
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)CHF 33.60
Cinema, International Release, 1 SeatCHF 20.00
Transportation

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)CHF 3.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)CHF 80.00
Gasoline (1 liter)CHF 1.88
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)CHF 30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)CHF 39,600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)CHF 6.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)CHF 3.58
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)CHF 70.20