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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States 

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Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in United States are 47.11% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 46.06% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 43.57% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 54.55% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 44.57% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 6.33% lower than in Switzerland

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  Switzerland  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.     8.83 Fr.      -55.86 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr.     39.73 Fr.      -60.27 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 13.00 Fr.     5.52 Fr.      -57.56 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.     3.09 Fr.      -48.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 Fr.     4.41 Fr.      -11.72 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 Fr.     3.22 Fr.      -25.24 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.91 Fr.     1.40 Fr.      -64.23 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.46 Fr.     1.12 Fr.      -67.62 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.44 Fr.     0.88 Fr.      -38.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.56 Fr.     2.11 Fr.      -17.63 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.49 Fr.     2.56 Fr.      +2.58 %
Eggs (12) 5.41 Fr.     1.99 Fr.      -63.28 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 18.98 Fr.     8.36 Fr.      -55.96 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 24.35 Fr.     6.74 Fr.      -72.33 %
Apples (1kg) 3.82 Fr.     3.27 Fr.      -14.38 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.45 Fr.     3.16 Fr.      -8.61 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.07 Fr.     3.28 Fr.      -19.45 %
Potato (1kg) 2.26 Fr.     2.07 Fr.      -8.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 Fr.     1.39 Fr.      -29.03 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.05 Fr.     1.55 Fr.      +47.99 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.     10.59 Fr.      -11.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.61 Fr.     2.02 Fr.      +25.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.91 Fr.     2.90 Fr.      +51.93 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.90 Fr.     5.30 Fr.      -32.95 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 Fr.     1.77 Fr.      -49.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 Fr.     58.26 Fr.      -16.76 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 Fr.     2.65 Fr.      -55.86 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.80 Fr.     1.37 Fr.      -63.91 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Fr.     24.81 Fr.      -58.66 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.82 Fr.     0.85 Fr.      -53.43 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,250.00 Fr.     17,656.00 Fr.      -35.21 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 180.84 Fr.     142.87 Fr.      -21.00 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 Fr.     0.13 Fr.      -62.49 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.15 Fr.     40.75 Fr.      -9.75 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 97.89 Fr.     34.88 Fr.      -64.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.91 Fr.     16.28 Fr.      -51.97 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.     8.83 Fr.      -50.96 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 118.33 Fr.     35.97 Fr.      -69.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.79 Fr.     32.29 Fr.      -38.83 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 130.19 Fr.     67.39 Fr.      -48.24 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 149.00 Fr.     73.69 Fr.      -50.55 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,411.26 Fr.     877.59 Fr.      -37.81 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,139.28 Fr.     662.20 Fr.      -41.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,703.57 Fr.     1,501.55 Fr.      -44.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,144.14 Fr.     1,132.31 Fr.      -47.19 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,850.00 Fr.     1,685.50 Fr.      -80.95 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,216.67 Fr.     1,086.41 Fr.      -84.95 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,716.53 Fr.     2,888.46 Fr.      -49.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.96     4.20      +114.62 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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