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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 39.33% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 39.66% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 40.40% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 48.60% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 31.66% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 25.28% lower than in Switzerland

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  Switzerland  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.
(20.77 $)
    10.59 Fr.
(11.00 $)
     -47.05 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr.
(103.87 $)
    43.32 Fr.
(45.00 $)
     -56.68 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 Fr.
(13.50 $)
    6.37 Fr.
(6.62 $)
     -50.97 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.
(6.23 $)
    3.37 Fr.
(3.50 $)
     -43.84 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 Fr.
(6.23 $)
    4.81 Fr.
(5.00 $)
     -19.77 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 Fr.
(4.53 $)
    3.58 Fr.
(3.72 $)
     -17.92 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.92 Fr.
(4.07 $)
    1.59 Fr.
(1.65 $)
     -59.44 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.30 Fr.
(3.43 $)
    1.28 Fr.
(1.33 $)
     -61.13 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.61 Fr.
(5.82 $)
    3.64 Fr.
(3.78 $)
     -35.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.24 Fr.
(2.33 $)
    2.18 Fr.
(2.26 $)
     -2.88 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.10 Fr.
(1.14 $)
    1.44 Fr.
(1.49 $)
     +31.23 %
Eggs (12) 5.26 Fr.
(5.47 $)
    2.36 Fr.
(2.45 $)
     -55.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.98 Fr.
(9.33 $)
    4.29 Fr.
(4.46 $)
     -52.21 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.42 Fr.
(10.82 $)
    3.66 Fr.
(3.80 $)
     -64.89 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.72 Fr.
(1.79 $)
    1.75 Fr.
(1.82 $)
     +1.75 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.54 Fr.
(1.60 $)
    1.74 Fr.
(1.81 $)
     +13.02 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 Fr.
(1.84 $)
    1.72 Fr.
(1.79 $)
     -3.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.14 Fr.
(1.18 $)
    1.13 Fr.
(1.18 $)
     -0.59 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.06 Fr.
(2.14 $)
    1.52 Fr.
(1.58 $)
     -26.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 Fr.
(1.18 $)
    1.70 Fr.
(1.77 $)
     +49.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.
(12.46 $)
    11.55 Fr.
(12.00 $)
     -3.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 Fr.
(1.84 $)
    1.67 Fr.
(1.73 $)
     -5.89 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.26 Fr.
(2.34 $)
    2.24 Fr.
(2.33 $)
     -0.63 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr.
(8.31 $)
    5.78 Fr.
(6.00 $)
     -27.79 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 Fr.
(3.12 $)
    1.93 Fr.
(2.00 $)
     -35.82 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 Fr.
(77.90 $)
    61.62 Fr.
(64.00 $)
     -17.84 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.30 Fr.
(6.54 $)
    2.89 Fr.
(3.00 $)
     -54.15 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.12 Fr.
(6.35 $)
    2.41 Fr.
(2.50 $)
     -60.64 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.50 Fr.
(62.84 $)
    28.88 Fr.
(30.00 $)
     -52.26 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.93 Fr.
(6.16 $)
    2.78 Fr.
(2.89 $)
     -53.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,450.00 Fr.
(25,395.76 $)
    20,217.94 Fr.
(21,000.00 $)
     -17.31 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.15 Fr.
(213.08 $)
    153.27 Fr.
(159.20 $)
     -25.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 Fr.
(0.43 $)
    0.15 Fr.
(0.16 $)
     -63.07 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.10 Fr.
(49.96 $)
    45.75 Fr.
(47.52 $)
     -4.89 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 100.60 Fr.
(104.49 $)
    36.11 Fr.
(37.50 $)
     -64.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.81 Fr.
(35.11 $)
    17.95 Fr.
(18.65 $)
     -46.90 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.
(18.70 $)
    9.63 Fr.
(10.00 $)
     -46.51 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 116.26 Fr.
(120.76 $)
    39.49 Fr.
(41.02 $)
     -66.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.33 Fr.
(57.47 $)
    34.25 Fr.
(35.57 $)
     -38.10 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 122.70 Fr.
(127.45 $)
    74.38 Fr.
(77.26 $)
     -39.38 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.23 Fr.
(151.88 $)
    83.37 Fr.
(86.59 $)
     -42.99 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,514.22 Fr.
(1,572.79 $)
    948.11 Fr.
(984.79 $)
     -37.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,182.18 Fr.
(1,227.90 $)
    741.88 Fr.
(770.57 $)
     -37.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,748.65 Fr.
(2,854.97 $)
    1,628.42 Fr.
(1,691.41 $)
     -40.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,234.24 Fr.
(2,320.66 $)
    1,258.17 Fr.
(1,306.84 $)
     -43.69 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 972.03 Fr.
(1,009.63 $)
    197.96 Fr.
(205.62 $)
     -79.63 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 747.81 Fr.
(776.74 $)
    126.37 Fr.
(131.25 $)
     -83.10 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,671.56 Fr.
(5,890.95 $)
    2,556.88 Fr.
(2,655.78 $)
     -54.92 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.92     4.20      +118.87 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015August, 2015
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Currency: CHF