Even after living here almost six years, The Frau is still shocked by the price of certain items in Switzerland.
So, in honor of Zurich being rated the world’s most expensive place to live, she’d like to have a “No way! That costs what in Switzerland?” blog party.
Here are the Frau’s top ten “You’ve got to be kidding me” shopping moments:
- CHF 12,90 ($13.99) for a small container of ice cream? Quite the champagne price for vanilla, don't you think?
- CHF 39,90 ($43.27) for 116 Pampers…oh, wait, this is the SALE PRICE (Originally CHF 59,90–$64.96)?
- CHF 39,90 ($43.27) for laundry detergent?
- CHF 3 ($3.25) for a dinner roll that’s in a basket on the table even though my entrée costs CHF 29 ($31.44)?
- CHF 5,90 ($6.39) for a miniscule bag of nacho chips?
- CHF 1,19 ($1.29) a minute to call customer service for the honor of giving them my business?
- CHF 1600 ($1,735) for a baby stroller?
- CHF 500 ($542) for a USED baby stroller?
- CHF 159 ($172) for a nursing pillow?
- CHF 35 ($38) for two foot-long Subway sandwiches (no chips or drinks), but a real deal considering: CHF 35 ($38) for a club sandwich (side of veggies costs more).
Join the pricing party! Leave a comment about your best sticker-shocking moment in Switzerland. And long live border shopping.