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PLANNING YOUR BUDGET

Like other international cities, life in Geneva is expensive. We recommend that you plan your budget carefully and follow our few tips to prepare your stay as well as possible!

When you arrive in Switzerland, your payments will be made in CHF (1CHF=plus or minus 1USD & 1EUR). However, many shops, restaurants and brands accept Euros (€).

Various services allow you to get money in the city from cash dispensers (ATMs or "bancomats" in Switzerland) and many exchange offices are close to the "Cornavin train station" in the city centre.

ACCOMMODATION

The price of a hotel room in Geneva varies greatly depending on:
 
  • choice of booking: direct reservation or with the benefit of a CAGI subsidy
  • the length of stay: during important events or in low season
  • type of residence: 1 to 3 star hotels, youth hostels, dormitories, etc. 
  • type of room: single/double, private/common bathroom

FOOD & MEALS

Plan a budget of about CHF 50/day, the price of a meal is between CHF 20 and 30.

Geneva has a large number of take-away restaurants (fast-food, take-away, bakeries and international grocery stores).

  • breakfast: in a hotel it costs around CHF 10 on average, but it is included when a reservation is made through CAGI,
  • lunch: The cafeterias of international organizations such as UNOG, ICRC and WIPO offer low-cost menus for less than CHF 20;
    The dish of the day usually costs between CHF 16 and 20 in Geneva restaurants.
    Foodtrucks are present around the "Place des Nations" during the lunch break.
  • evening meals: at the restaurant, plan a budget of 30 CHF, drinks included.

Tip: it is customary to leave a few francs as a gesture, or more depending on the type of restaurant or if you are very satisfied with the service.

FREE TRANSPORT IN THE CITY

TPG_Geneva_Transport_CardAll hotel guests in Geneva receive a Geneva Transport Card to use Geneva public transport (TPG), free of charge, for the duration of their stay.
This personal and non-transferable card will be given to you when you arrive at your accommodation. The card permits unlimited travel on Geneva's public transport network (UNIRESO: bus/tram (TPG), train (CFF) and boat (Mouettes Genevoises) for the full duration of your stay.

The standard price of a bus ticket to travel 80 minutes costs 3.00 CHF.

Taxis

Taxis are available to drive you fast and safely from one point to another. The fare from the airport to the city centre is about 35 to 45 CHF.