For those British expats in Switzerland that haven’t been able to make the transition from Weetabix to Bircher muesli, buying your favourite brand of cereal across the boarder just got even cheaper after the Swiss National Bank scrapped the CHF-EUR exchange rate cap.
Some price differences just leave you scratching your head. This is one of them.
A 430g box of Weetabix at Migros in Switzerland costs CHF 4.80. At Carrefour in France the same box costs Euro 1.78. At today’s exchange rate that same box is more than two and half times more expensive in Switzerland than in France. Why?
For most people paying a bit more to shop in Switzerland is OK. We understand that prices vary because of unpredictable exchange rates, different operating costs and a long list of other things that drive prices. Some price differences though are just plain silly and hard to justify by any logic.
What head-scratchingly silly price differences have you noticed? Please share your thoughts in the comment box at the bottom of the page.