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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 40.30% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 39.91% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 39.04% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 49.25% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 32.17% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 25.91% lower than in Switzerland

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  Switzerland  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.
(21.20 $)
    9.43 Fr.
(10.00 $)
     -52.83 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 Fr.
(95.40 $)
    42.45 Fr.
(45.00 $)
     -52.83 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 Fr.
(13.78 $)
    6.13 Fr.
(6.50 $)
     -52.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.
(6.36 $)
    3.30 Fr.
(3.50 $)
     -44.97 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.50 Fr.
(5.83 $)
    4.72 Fr.
(5.00 $)
     -14.24 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.28 Fr.
(4.54 $)
    3.50 Fr.
(3.72 $)
     -18.19 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.88 Fr.
(4.12 $)
    1.55 Fr.
(1.64 $)
     -60.16 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.24 Fr.
(3.44 $)
    1.24 Fr.
(1.32 $)
     -61.63 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.56 Fr.
(5.89 $)
    3.64 Fr.
(3.86 $)
     -34.54 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.24 Fr.
(2.38 $)
    2.11 Fr.
(2.24 $)
     -5.80 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.10 Fr.
(1.17 $)
    1.34 Fr.
(1.42 $)
     +21.67 %
Eggs (12) 5.21 Fr.
(5.52 $)
    2.27 Fr.
(2.40 $)
     -56.49 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.62 Fr.
(9.14 $)
    4.13 Fr.
(4.38 $)
     -52.08 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 9.90 Fr.
(10.49 $)
    3.50 Fr.
(3.71 $)
     -64.63 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.70 Fr.
(1.80 $)
    1.66 Fr.
(1.76 $)
     -2.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.54 Fr.
(1.63 $)
    1.66 Fr.
(1.76 $)
     +7.93 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.72 Fr.
(1.82 $)
    1.68 Fr.
(1.78 $)
     -2.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.07 Fr.
(1.14 $)
    1.09 Fr.
(1.15 $)
     +1.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.03 Fr.
(2.16 $)
    1.50 Fr.
(1.59 $)
     -26.39 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.09 Fr.
(1.16 $)
    1.68 Fr.
(1.78 $)
     +54.30 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 Fr.
(11.66 $)
    11.32 Fr.
(12.00 $)
     +2.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 Fr.
(1.84 $)
    1.61 Fr.
(1.71 $)
     -6.91 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.14 Fr.
(2.27 $)
    2.14 Fr.
(2.26 $)
     -0.43 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr.
(8.48 $)
    5.66 Fr.
(6.00 $)
     -29.24 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 Fr.
(3.18 $)
    1.89 Fr.
(2.00 $)
     -37.11 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 Fr.
(79.50 $)
    60.38 Fr.
(64.00 $)
     -19.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.20 Fr.
(6.57 $)
    2.83 Fr.
(3.00 $)
     -54.35 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.12 Fr.
(6.48 $)
    2.36 Fr.
(2.50 $)
     -61.43 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 65.00 Fr.
(68.90 $)
    28.30 Fr.
(30.00 $)
     -56.46 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.90 Fr.
(6.26 $)
    2.77 Fr.
(2.94 $)
     -53.06 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 Fr.
(26,499.89 $)
    19,811.40 Fr.
(21,000.00 $)
     -20.75 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 207.36 Fr.
(219.80 $)
    149.86 Fr.
(158.85 $)
     -27.73 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 Fr.
(0.44 $)
    0.15 Fr.
(0.16 $)
     -64.29 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.13 Fr.
(48.89 $)
    44.33 Fr.
(46.99 $)
     -3.90 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 100.74 Fr.
(106.78 $)
    35.85 Fr.
(38.00 $)
     -64.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.55 Fr.
(37.68 $)
    17.56 Fr.
(18.62 $)
     -50.59 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.
(19.08 $)
    9.43 Fr.
(10.00 $)
     -47.59 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 118.47 Fr.
(125.58 $)
    38.38 Fr.
(40.68 $)
     -67.61 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 57.91 Fr.
(61.39 $)
    33.91 Fr.
(35.94 $)
     -41.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 122.51 Fr.
(129.86 $)
    73.29 Fr.
(77.68 $)
     -40.18 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.90 Fr.
(150.41 $)
    80.48 Fr.
(85.31 $)
     -43.28 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,444.33 Fr.
(1,530.98 $)
    922.38 Fr.
(977.72 $)
     -36.14 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,127.20 Fr.
(1,194.83 $)
    723.18 Fr.
(766.57 $)
     -35.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,632.14 Fr.
(2,790.06 $)
    1,598.40 Fr.
(1,694.30 $)
     -39.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,121.00 Fr.
(2,248.25 $)
    1,225.31 Fr.
(1,298.83 $)
     -42.23 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 979.30 Fr.
(1,038.06 $)
    193.52 Fr.
(205.13 $)
     -80.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 732.02 Fr.
(775.93 $)
    126.72 Fr.
(134.32 $)
     -82.69 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,713.51 Fr.
(6,056.29 $)
    2,543.63 Fr.
(2,696.24 $)
     -55.48 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.97     4.20      +112.77 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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Currency: CHF