But a new study from Eurostat shows that there’s nowhere on the continent where ein Stückchen Brot or une pièce de pain costs more than Switzerland.
In Switzerland, you’ll pay 1.64 times more for a piece of bread than the European average.
But if you’re planning to put a bit of meat on your bread, you’d better have deeper pockets – with meat costing 2.35 times as much as in Europe.
On the whole, an average grocery shop in Switzerland will set you back more than in Europe (1.66 times more expensive).
Milk, cheese and eggs – three Swiss staples – cost around 1.4 times more than they do in Europe.
Alongside Switzerland at the top of the charts are some familiar non-EU members.
Norway and Iceland – alongside EU members Denmark and Luxembourg – round out the top five.
At the other end of the spectrum, Romania (0.53 times cheaper), Bulgaria (0.64), Poland (0.7) and Hungary (0.74) are the cheapest for food in Europe.