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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 40.43% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 40.87% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 41.83% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 49.72% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 32.76% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 25.21% lower than in Switzerland

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  Switzerland  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.
(21.10 $)
    9.48 Fr.
(10.00 $)
     -52.61 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 92.50 Fr.
(97.59 $)
    42.65 Fr.
(45.00 $)
     -53.89 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 Fr.
(13.72 $)
    6.16 Fr.
(6.50 $)
     -52.61 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.
(6.33 $)
    3.32 Fr.
(3.50 $)
     -44.71 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 Fr.
(6.33 $)
    4.74 Fr.
(5.00 $)
     -21.02 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.38 Fr.
(4.62 $)
    3.53 Fr.
(3.72 $)
     -19.40 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.94 Fr.
(4.16 $)
    1.56 Fr.
(1.64 $)
     -60.43 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.32 Fr.
(3.50 $)
    1.26 Fr.
(1.33 $)
     -62.01 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.52 Fr.
(5.82 $)
    3.60 Fr.
(3.80 $)
     -34.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.24 Fr.
(2.37 $)
    2.13 Fr.
(2.25 $)
     -4.88 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.09 Fr.
(1.15 $)
    1.38 Fr.
(1.46 $)
     +26.78 %
Eggs (12) 5.21 Fr.
(5.50 $)
    2.30 Fr.
(2.43 $)
     -55.92 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.78 Fr.
(9.26 $)
    4.17 Fr.
(4.40 $)
     -52.45 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.38 Fr.
(10.95 $)
    3.57 Fr.
(3.77 $)
     -65.61 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.72 Fr.
(1.81 $)
    1.70 Fr.
(1.79 $)
     -0.93 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 Fr.
(1.61 $)
    1.70 Fr.
(1.79 $)
     +11.14 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.77 Fr.
(1.87 $)
    1.68 Fr.
(1.78 $)
     -4.81 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.12 Fr.
(1.18 $)
    1.11 Fr.
(1.17 $)
     -0.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.07 Fr.
(2.18 $)
    1.49 Fr.
(1.58 $)
     -27.86 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.12 Fr.
(1.18 $)
    1.68 Fr.
(1.77 $)
     +50.11 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.
(12.66 $)
    11.37 Fr.
(12.00 $)
     -5.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.74 Fr.
(1.84 $)
    1.63 Fr.
(1.72 $)
     -6.12 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.21 Fr.
(2.33 $)
    2.16 Fr.
(2.28 $)
     -2.38 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr.
(8.44 $)
    5.69 Fr.
(6.00 $)
     -28.91 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 Fr.
(3.17 $)
    1.90 Fr.
(2.00 $)
     -36.81 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 Fr.
(79.13 $)
    58.76 Fr.
(62.00 $)
     -21.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.30 Fr.
(6.65 $)
    2.84 Fr.
(3.00 $)
     -54.87 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.12 Fr.
(6.45 $)
    2.37 Fr.
(2.50 $)
     -61.25 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.50 Fr.
(63.83 $)
    28.43 Fr.
(30.00 $)
     -53.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.91 Fr.
(6.24 $)
    2.73 Fr.
(2.88 $)
     -53.83 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,450.00 Fr.
(25,796.58 $)
    19,903.80 Fr.
(21,000.00 $)
     -18.59 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 208.88 Fr.
(220.38 $)
    150.33 Fr.
(158.61 $)
     -28.03 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 Fr.
(0.44 $)
    0.15 Fr.
(0.16 $)
     -63.18 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.99 Fr.
(49.57 $)
    44.67 Fr.
(47.13 $)
     -4.92 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.12 Fr.
(106.69 $)
    35.44 Fr.
(37.39 $)
     -64.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.29 Fr.
(35.13 $)
    17.74 Fr.
(18.72 $)
     -46.72 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.
(18.99 $)
    9.48 Fr.
(10.00 $)
     -47.34 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 116.36 Fr.
(122.77 $)
    38.68 Fr.
(40.81 $)
     -66.76 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.12 Fr.
(59.22 $)
    33.78 Fr.
(35.64 $)
     -39.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 123.28 Fr.
(130.07 $)
    73.18 Fr.
(77.21 $)
     -40.64 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147.05 Fr.
(155.15 $)
    81.82 Fr.
(86.33 $)
     -44.36 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,503.98 Fr.
(1,586.81 $)
    922.05 Fr.
(972.83 $)
     -38.69 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,179.09 Fr.
(1,244.03 $)
    722.60 Fr.
(762.39 $)
     -38.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,752.04 Fr.
(2,903.61 $)
    1,586.60 Fr.
(1,673.98 $)
     -42.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,232.74 Fr.
(2,355.71 $)
    1,229.51 Fr.
(1,297.23 $)
     -44.93 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 967.49 Fr.
(1,020.77 $)
    191.91 Fr.
(202.48 $)
     -80.16 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 742.87 Fr.
(783.79 $)
    123.83 Fr.
(130.65 $)
     -83.33 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,702.47 Fr.
(6,016.54 $)
    2,521.91 Fr.
(2,660.80 $)
     -55.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.92     4.21      +119.25 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
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Currency: CHF