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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 45.47% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 44.21% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 41.21% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 53.37% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 42.51% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 7.01% lower than in Switzerland

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  Switzerland  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.     9.02 Fr.      -54.87 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr.     40.61 Fr.      -59.39 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 13.00 Fr.     5.87 Fr.      -54.87 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.     3.16 Fr.      -47.35 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 Fr.     4.51 Fr.      -9.75 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.35 Fr.     3.30 Fr.      -24.12 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.95 Fr.     1.45 Fr.      -63.33 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.49 Fr.     1.16 Fr.      -66.75 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.46 Fr.     0.90 Fr.      -38.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.56 Fr.     2.19 Fr.      -14.35 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.47 Fr.     2.72 Fr.      +9.81 %
Eggs (12) 5.39 Fr.     2.07 Fr.      -61.64 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 20.00 Fr.     8.60 Fr.      -57.02 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 23.60 Fr.     7.01 Fr.      -70.29 %
Apples (1kg) 3.94 Fr.     3.43 Fr.      -12.97 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.65 Fr.     3.35 Fr.      -8.27 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.06 Fr.     3.47 Fr.      -14.71 %
Potato (1kg) 2.38 Fr.     2.16 Fr.      -9.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.97 Fr.     1.42 Fr.      -28.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.08 Fr.     1.59 Fr.      +48.33 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.     10.83 Fr.      -9.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.63 Fr.     2.09 Fr.      +27.82 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.95 Fr.     2.95 Fr.      +51.39 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr.     5.42 Fr.      -32.31 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 Fr.     1.80 Fr.      -48.43 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 73.00 Fr.     63.18 Fr.      -13.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 Fr.     2.71 Fr.      -54.87 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.80 Fr.     1.40 Fr.      -63.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Fr.     26.17 Fr.      -56.38 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.83 Fr.     0.87 Fr.      -52.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 Fr.     18,772.00 Fr.      -27.80 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 188.88 Fr.     145.04 Fr.      -23.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 Fr.     0.14 Fr.      -61.10 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.08 Fr.     42.19 Fr.      -8.44 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 100.39 Fr.     35.64 Fr.      -64.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.10 Fr.     16.60 Fr.      -51.31 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.     9.02 Fr.      -49.86 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 121.31 Fr.     37.11 Fr.      -69.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.07 Fr.     32.97 Fr.      -41.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 132.58 Fr.     69.42 Fr.      -47.64 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 151.82 Fr.     76.18 Fr.      -49.82 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,421.65 Fr.     918.82 Fr.      -35.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,158.65 Fr.     690.84 Fr.      -40.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,670.43 Fr.     1,559.83 Fr.      -41.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,142.69 Fr.     1,173.14 Fr.      -45.25 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,897.08 Fr.     1,751.35 Fr.      -80.32 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,068.00 Fr.     1,128.48 Fr.      -84.03 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,739.28 Fr.     2,977.62 Fr.      -48.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.94     4.18      +115.59 %
 
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