How far does a franc go?

What does a franc really get you in a country regularly categorised as one of the most expensive places to live in the world?

How much do people make? - wages and salaries
Armut; Poverty
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What does housing cost?

Swiss pay highest rents in Europe

Swiss rents are the most expensive in Europe by a long margin, with tenants shelling out almost a fifth of their income on housing ...

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Budgeting for food and consumer goods
Burgers in Switzerland come at a high price, comparatively speaking
Zurich: enjoy the beautiful - and free - views
Plenty of high street shops are reducing prices as the franc appreciates
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High health care costs
Getting around
Caring for children