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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Switzerland Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Switzerland are 64.16% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Switzerland are 65.01% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Switzerland are 66.91% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Switzerland are 93.82% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Switzerland are 45.87% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Switzerland is 33.61% higher than in United States

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  United States  Switzerland      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(10.63 Fr.)
    20.70 $
(20.00 Fr.)
     +88.14 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(43.49 Fr.)
    103.48 $
(100.00 Fr.)
     +129.95 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.62 $
(6.40 Fr.)
    13.45 $
(13.00 Fr.)
     +103.20 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(3.38 Fr.)
    6.21 $
(6.00 Fr.)
     +77.39 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(4.83 Fr.)
    6.21 $
(6.00 Fr.)
     +24.17 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $
(3.60 Fr.)
    4.52 $
(4.36 Fr.)
     +21.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(1.59 Fr.)
    4.05 $
(3.92 Fr.)
     +145.67 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $
(1.29 Fr.)
    3.42 $
(3.30 Fr.)
     +156.34 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(3.65 Fr.)
    5.80 $
(5.61 Fr.)
     +53.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 $
(2.18 Fr.)
    2.32 $
(2.24 Fr.)
     +2.56 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.49 $
(1.44 Fr.)
    1.13 $
(1.10 Fr.)
     -24.02 %
Eggs (12) 2.45 $
(2.37 Fr.)
    5.45 $
(5.26 Fr.)
     +121.87 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.46 $
(4.31 Fr.)
    9.29 $
(8.98 Fr.)
     +108.50 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.79 $
(3.67 Fr.)
    10.78 $
(10.42 Fr.)
     +184.16 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 $
(1.76 Fr.)
    1.78 $
(1.72 Fr.)
     -2.11 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(1.75 Fr.)
    1.60 $
(1.54 Fr.)
     -11.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(1.73 Fr.)
    1.84 $
(1.78 Fr.)
     +2.77 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1.14 Fr.)
    1.18 $
(1.14 Fr.)
     +0.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(1.52 Fr.)
    2.13 $
(2.06 Fr.)
     +34.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(1.71 Fr.)
    1.18 $
(1.14 Fr.)
     -33.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(11.60 Fr.)
    12.42 $
(12.00 Fr.)
     +3.48 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(1.68 Fr.)
    1.84 $
(1.77 Fr.)
     +5.85 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.33 $
(2.25 Fr.)
    2.33 $
(2.25 Fr.)
     +0.15 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(5.80 Fr.)
    8.28 $
(8.00 Fr.)
     +37.97 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(1.93 Fr.)
    3.10 $
(3.00 Fr.)
     +55.22 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(61.85 Fr.)
    77.61 $
(75.00 Fr.)
     +21.26 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(2.90 Fr.)
    6.52 $
(6.30 Fr.)
     +117.30 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(2.42 Fr.)
    6.33 $
(6.12 Fr.)
     +153.13 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(28.99 Fr.)
    62.60 $
(60.50 Fr.)
     +108.68 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $
(2.79 Fr.)
    6.13 $
(5.93 Fr.)
     +112.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(20,294.40 Fr.)
    25,300.08 $
(24,450.00 Fr.)
     +20.48 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.29 $
(153.94 Fr.)
    210.59 $
(203.51 Fr.)
     +32.20 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.16 Fr.)
    0.43 $
(0.42 Fr.)
     +168.88 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.54 $
(45.95 Fr.)
    49.73 $
(48.06 Fr.)
     +4.60 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.52 $
(36.26 Fr.)
    104.10 $
(100.60 Fr.)
     +177.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.62 $
(18.00 Fr.)
    34.98 $
(33.81 Fr.)
     +87.83 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(9.66 Fr.)
    18.63 $
(18.00 Fr.)
     +86.26 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.99 $
(39.62 Fr.)
    120.31 $
(116.26 Fr.)
     +193.47 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.57 $
(34.37 Fr.)
    57.25 $
(55.33 Fr.)
     +60.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.23 $
(74.64 Fr.)
    126.97 $
(122.70 Fr.)
     +64.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.67 $
(83.75 Fr.)
    151.31 $
(146.23 Fr.)
     +74.59 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 985.46 $
(952.35 Fr.)
    1,563.30 $
(1,510.78 Fr.)
     +58.64 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 770.94 $
(745.04 Fr.)
    1,223.32 $
(1,182.22 Fr.)
     +58.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,694.21 $
(1,637.28 Fr.)
    2,844.32 $
(2,748.75 Fr.)
     +67.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,308.20 $
(1,264.24 Fr.)
    2,311.92 $
(2,234.24 Fr.)
     +76.73 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 206.17 $
(199.24 Fr.)
    1,006.03 $
(972.23 Fr.)
     +387.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.58 $
(127.16 Fr.)
    773.81 $
(747.81 Fr.)
     +488.08 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,657.90 $
(2,568.60 Fr.)
    5,860.01 $
(5,663.12 Fr.)
     +120.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     1.92      -54.32 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2015August, 2015
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