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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 41.87% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 40.96% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 38.87% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 50.64% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 38.22% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 6.69% lower than in Switzerland

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  Switzerland  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.     9.56 Fr.      -52.18 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr.     43.04 Fr.      -56.96 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 13.00 Fr.     6.22 Fr.      -52.18 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.     3.35 Fr.      -44.21 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.24 Fr.     4.78 Fr.      -8.73 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.37 Fr.     3.52 Fr.      -19.49 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.95 Fr.     1.55 Fr.      -60.85 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.40 Fr.     1.24 Fr.      -63.66 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.46 Fr.     0.97 Fr.      -33.87 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.53 Fr.     2.32 Fr.      -8.12 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.40 Fr.     2.91 Fr.      +21.31 %
Eggs (12) 5.21 Fr.     2.22 Fr.      -57.45 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 20.21 Fr.     9.12 Fr.      -54.89 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 23.78 Fr.     7.47 Fr.      -68.59 %
Apples (1kg) 3.85 Fr.     3.66 Fr.      -5.04 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.48 Fr.     3.60 Fr.      +3.39 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.93 Fr.     3.67 Fr.      -6.63 %
Potato (1kg) 2.33 Fr.     2.30 Fr.      -1.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.97 Fr.     1.50 Fr.      -23.80 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.10 Fr.     1.69 Fr.      +53.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 Fr.     11.48 Fr.      +14.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.67 Fr.     2.20 Fr.      +31.64 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.01 Fr.     3.16 Fr.      +57.19 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr.     5.74 Fr.      -28.27 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 Fr.     1.91 Fr.      -45.35 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 Fr.     65.99 Fr.      -8.34 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.10 Fr.     2.87 Fr.      -52.96 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.80 Fr.     1.49 Fr.      -60.90 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.50 Fr.     28.69 Fr.      -52.58 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.82 Fr.     0.91 Fr.      -49.73 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 Fr.     20,084.40 Fr.      -19.66 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 194.06 Fr.     153.20 Fr.      -21.05 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 Fr.     0.15 Fr.      -60.44 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.22 Fr.     45.04 Fr.      -2.55 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 100.06 Fr.     37.76 Fr.      -62.26 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.36 Fr.     17.09 Fr.      -48.77 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.     9.56 Fr.      -46.87 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 117.75 Fr.     39.31 Fr.      -66.61 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 54.53 Fr.     34.34 Fr.      -37.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 129.70 Fr.     73.77 Fr.      -43.12 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 144.74 Fr.     81.00 Fr.      -44.04 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,423.79 Fr.     981.75 Fr.      -31.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,164.23 Fr.     739.99 Fr.      -36.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,763.12 Fr.     1,659.13 Fr.      -39.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,223.77 Fr.     1,250.03 Fr.      -43.79 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,120.32 Fr.     1,820.73 Fr.      -80.04 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,070.83 Fr.     1,203.24 Fr.      -82.98 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,749.16 Fr.     3,167.37 Fr.      -44.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.95     4.21      +115.82 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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