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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 38.23% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 38.48% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 39.01% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 45.28% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 30.77% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 25.43% lower than in Switzerland

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  Switzerland  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.
(20.54 $)
    11.08 Fr.
(11.38 $)
     -44.62 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr.
(102.69 $)
    48.69 Fr.
(50.00 $)
     -51.31 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 Fr.
(13.35 $)
    6.57 Fr.
(6.75 $)
     -49.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.
(6.16 $)
    3.41 Fr.
(3.50 $)
     -43.19 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.50 Fr.
(5.65 $)
    4.87 Fr.
(5.00 $)
     -11.47 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.40 Fr.
(4.52 $)
    3.64 Fr.
(3.74 $)
     -17.27 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.88 Fr.
(3.98 $)
    1.61 Fr.
(1.65 $)
     -58.56 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.31 Fr.
(3.40 $)
    1.30 Fr.
(1.34 $)
     -60.65 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.59 Fr.
(5.74 $)
    3.65 Fr.
(3.75 $)
     -34.66 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.27 Fr.
(2.33 $)
    2.21 Fr.
(2.27 $)
     -2.75 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.12 Fr.
(1.15 $)
    1.46 Fr.
(1.50 $)
     +30.68 %
Eggs (12) 5.37 Fr.
(5.52 $)
    2.43 Fr.
(2.50 $)
     -54.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.97 Fr.
(9.21 $)
    4.39 Fr.
(4.51 $)
     -51.06 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.58 Fr.
(10.87 $)
    3.73 Fr.
(3.84 $)
     -64.71 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.72 Fr.
(1.77 $)
    1.80 Fr.
(1.85 $)
     +4.60 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 Fr.
(1.58 $)
    1.78 Fr.
(1.83 $)
     +15.86 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 Fr.
(1.84 $)
    1.74 Fr.
(1.79 $)
     -2.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 Fr.
(1.16 $)
    1.15 Fr.
(1.18 $)
     +1.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.05 Fr.
(2.11 $)
    1.54 Fr.
(1.58 $)
     -25.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 Fr.
(1.17 $)
    1.72 Fr.
(1.77 $)
     +50.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.
(12.32 $)
    11.69 Fr.
(12.00 $)
     -2.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.79 Fr.
(1.84 $)
    1.73 Fr.
(1.77 $)
     -3.48 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.22 Fr.
(2.28 $)
    2.32 Fr.
(2.38 $)
     +4.26 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr.
(8.22 $)
    5.94 Fr.
(6.10 $)
     -25.75 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.20 Fr.
(3.29 $)
    1.95 Fr.
(2.00 $)
     -39.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 74.00 Fr.
(75.99 $)
    63.30 Fr.
(65.00 $)
     -14.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.50 Fr.
(6.67 $)
    2.92 Fr.
(3.00 $)
     -55.06 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.12 Fr.
(6.28 $)
    2.43 Fr.
(2.50 $)
     -60.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 68.87 Fr.
(70.73 $)
    29.21 Fr.
(30.00 $)
     -57.58 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.87 Fr.
(6.03 $)
    2.77 Fr.
(2.84 $)
     -52.90 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 Fr.
(25,672.62 $)
    20,449.80 Fr.
(21,000.00 $)
     -18.20 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 202.32 Fr.
(207.76 $)
    153.49 Fr.
(157.62 $)
     -24.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 Fr.
(0.43 $)
    0.15 Fr.
(0.16 $)
     -62.85 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.01 Fr.
(50.33 $)
    46.74 Fr.
(48.00 $)
     -4.62 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.75 Fr.
(104.49 $)
    36.13 Fr.
(37.10 $)
     -64.49 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.37 Fr.
(35.29 $)
    17.73 Fr.
(18.20 $)
     -48.42 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.
(18.48 $)
    9.74 Fr.
(10.00 $)
     -45.90 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 115.19 Fr.
(118.29 $)
    40.08 Fr.
(41.15 $)
     -65.21 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 54.54 Fr.
(56.01 $)
    34.81 Fr.
(35.75 $)
     -36.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 121.73 Fr.
(125.00 $)
    74.54 Fr.
(76.54 $)
     -38.77 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147.37 Fr.
(151.33 $)
    84.87 Fr.
(87.16 $)
     -42.41 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,535.10 Fr.
(1,576.41 $)
    988.30 Fr.
(1,014.89 $)
     -35.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,196.09 Fr.
(1,228.27 $)
    772.38 Fr.
(793.16 $)
     -35.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,809.04 Fr.
(2,884.61 $)
    1,685.98 Fr.
(1,731.34 $)
     -39.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,257.00 Fr.
(2,317.72 $)
    1,308.77 Fr.
(1,343.98 $)
     -42.01 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 987.22 Fr.
(1,013.78 $)
    201.96 Fr.
(207.39 $)
     -79.54 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 757.98 Fr.
(778.38 $)
    130.18 Fr.
(133.68 $)
     -82.83 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,714.56 Fr.
(5,868.31 $)
    2,621.85 Fr.
(2,692.39 $)
     -54.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.90     4.18      +119.98 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2015September, 2015
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Currency: CHF