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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 45.25% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 44.05% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 41.20% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 53.30% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 42.13% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 7.09% lower than in Switzerland

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  Switzerland  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Fr.     9.04 Fr.      -54.80 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr.     40.68 Fr.      -59.32 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 13.00 Fr.     5.88 Fr.      -54.80 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Fr.     3.16 Fr.      -47.27 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 Fr.     4.52 Fr.      -9.60 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 Fr.     3.31 Fr.      -24.09 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.97 Fr.     1.45 Fr.      -63.39 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.49 Fr.     1.16 Fr.      -66.72 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.46 Fr.     0.91 Fr.      -37.93 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.56 Fr.     2.19 Fr.      -14.25 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.46 Fr.     2.72 Fr.      +10.63 %
Eggs (12) 5.36 Fr.     2.07 Fr.      -61.38 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 19.89 Fr.     8.63 Fr.      -56.63 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 23.44 Fr.     7.02 Fr.      -70.06 %
Apples (1kg) 3.92 Fr.     3.44 Fr.      -12.31 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.64 Fr.     3.36 Fr.      -7.63 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.05 Fr.     3.47 Fr.      -14.28 %
Potato (1kg) 2.36 Fr.     2.16 Fr.      -8.59 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 Fr.     1.42 Fr.      -27.54 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.07 Fr.     1.60 Fr.      +48.77 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.     10.85 Fr.      -9.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.63 Fr.     2.09 Fr.      +28.08 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.95 Fr.     2.96 Fr.      +51.69 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 Fr.     5.42 Fr.      -32.20 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 Fr.     1.81 Fr.      -48.34 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 73.00 Fr.     63.28 Fr.      -13.32 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.10 Fr.     2.71 Fr.      -55.54 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.80 Fr.     1.40 Fr.      -63.04 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Fr.     26.22 Fr.      -56.31 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.83 Fr.     0.87 Fr.      -52.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,950.00 Fr.     18,809.98 Fr.      -27.51 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 188.16 Fr.     145.22 Fr.      -22.82 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 Fr.     0.14 Fr.      -61.11 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.33 Fr.     42.23 Fr.      -8.84 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 99.98 Fr.     35.73 Fr.      -64.26 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.36 Fr.     16.69 Fr.      -51.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.     9.04 Fr.      -49.78 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 121.05 Fr.     37.19 Fr.      -69.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.63 Fr.     32.99 Fr.      -40.70 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 132.00 Fr.     69.53 Fr.      -47.32 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 151.64 Fr.     76.32 Fr.      -49.67 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,416.41 Fr.     919.47 Fr.      -35.08 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,160.47 Fr.     691.27 Fr.      -40.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,672.22 Fr.     1,560.21 Fr.      -41.61 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,147.61 Fr.     1,174.40 Fr.      -45.32 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,808.86 Fr.     1,755.83 Fr.      -80.07 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,969.23 Fr.     1,131.53 Fr.      -83.76 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,733.67 Fr.     2,980.53 Fr.      -48.02 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.94     4.19      +115.25 %
 
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