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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 43.33% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 42.30% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 39.89% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 51.64% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 40.25% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 6.76% lower than in Switzerland

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  Switzerland  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.     9.37 Fr.      -53.15 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr.     42.16 Fr.      -57.84 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 13.00 Fr.     6.09 Fr.      -53.15 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.     3.28 Fr.      -45.35 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 Fr.     4.68 Fr.      -6.31 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 Fr.     3.44 Fr.      -21.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 Fr.     1.51 Fr.      -62.28 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.49 Fr.     1.21 Fr.      -65.34 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.46 Fr.     0.94 Fr.      -35.28 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.53 Fr.     2.27 Fr.      -10.05 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.42 Fr.     2.81 Fr.      +16.22 %
Eggs (12) 5.25 Fr.     2.15 Fr.      -58.97 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 20.37 Fr.     8.93 Fr.      -56.13 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 23.68 Fr.     7.27 Fr.      -69.29 %
Apples (1kg) 3.90 Fr.     3.58 Fr.      -8.40 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.60 Fr.     3.50 Fr.      -2.76 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.03 Fr.     3.58 Fr.      -11.12 %
Potato (1kg) 2.38 Fr.     2.25 Fr.      -5.49 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.98 Fr.     1.47 Fr.      -25.60 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.08 Fr.     1.66 Fr.      +53.57 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.     11.24 Fr.      -6.31 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.67 Fr.     2.16 Fr.      +29.32 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.00 Fr.     3.07 Fr.      +53.29 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr.     5.62 Fr.      -29.73 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 Fr.     1.87 Fr.      -46.46 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 73.00 Fr.     65.58 Fr.      -10.16 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.20 Fr.     2.81 Fr.      -54.67 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.80 Fr.     1.46 Fr.      -61.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Fr.     28.11 Fr.      -53.16 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.83 Fr.     0.90 Fr.      -50.69 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 Fr.     19,491.03 Fr.      -22.04 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 188.33 Fr.     150.18 Fr.      -20.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 Fr.     0.15 Fr.      -59.17 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.27 Fr.     43.95 Fr.      -5.03 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.57 Fr.     36.88 Fr.      -63.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.05 Fr.     17.39 Fr.      -48.91 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.     9.37 Fr.      -47.95 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 119.89 Fr.     38.70 Fr.      -67.72 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.05 Fr.     33.92 Fr.      -39.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 132.95 Fr.     72.32 Fr.      -45.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 151.76 Fr.     79.12 Fr.      -47.87 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,445.13 Fr.     958.61 Fr.      -33.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,170.73 Fr.     720.44 Fr.      -38.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,713.75 Fr.     1,624.78 Fr.      -40.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,203.39 Fr.     1,224.10 Fr.      -44.44 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,945.88 Fr.     1,796.71 Fr.      -79.92 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,980.77 Fr.     1,174.36 Fr.      -83.18 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,742.27 Fr.     3,089.14 Fr.      -46.20 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.94     4.20      +116.12 %
 
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