Cost of Living Comparison Between Paris and Zurich 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Zurich are 44.83% higher than in Paris (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 39.87% higher than in Paris
Rent Prices in Zurich are 30.44% higher than in Paris
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 49.87% higher than in Paris
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 50.89% higher than in Paris
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 52.81% higher than in Paris
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Restaurants
Paris Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(16.43 Fr.)
22.82 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +52.13 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(65.73 Fr.)
100.40 €
(110.00 Fr.)
     +67.34 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 €
(9.86 Fr.)
13.69 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +52.13 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 €
(6.57 Fr.)
6.39 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +6.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 €
(6.57 Fr.)
6.39 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +6.49 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 €
(4.09 Fr.)
4.58 €
(5.02 Fr.)
     +22.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 €
(3.38 Fr.)
3.90 €
(4.27 Fr.)
     +26.41 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 €
(2.40 Fr.)
3.77 €
(4.13 Fr.)
     +72.24 %
Markets
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.10 €
(4.49 Fr.)
5.66 €
(6.20 Fr.)
     +38.01 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.71 €
(1.87 Fr.)
2.10 €
(2.30 Fr.)
     +23.26 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.89 €
(0.98 Fr.)
1.12 €
(1.23 Fr.)
     +25.89 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.88 €
(4.25 Fr.)
5.59 €
(6.12 Fr.)
     +43.96 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.73 €
(8.46 Fr.)
10.51 €
(11.51 Fr.)
     +36.02 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.71 €
(6.26 Fr.)
11.77 €
(12.90 Fr.)
     +106.00 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.12 €
(9.99 Fr.)
20.57 €
(22.53 Fr.)
     +125.55 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.27 €
(1.40 Fr.)
1.57 €
(1.72 Fr.)
     +23.43 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 €
(1.00 Fr.)
1.11 €
(1.21 Fr.)
     +21.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.28 €
(1.40 Fr.)
1.32 €
(1.45 Fr.)
     +3.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.45 €
(1.58 Fr.)
1.77 €
(1.94 Fr.)
     +22.25 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 €
(1.01 Fr.)
0.93 €
(1.02 Fr.)
     +1.28 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 €
(1.28 Fr.)
0.94 €
(1.03 Fr.)
     -19.57 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.48 €
(1.62 Fr.)
2.10 €
(2.30 Fr.)
     +42.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.88 €
(0.96 Fr.)
1.03 €
(1.13 Fr.)
     +17.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.50 €
(8.22 Fr.)
13.69 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +82.55 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.88 €
(2.06 Fr.)
1.62 €
(1.77 Fr.)
     -13.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 €
(2.72 Fr.)
2.15 €
(2.35 Fr.)
     -13.40 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 €
(10.96 Fr.)
8.03 €
(8.80 Fr.)
     -19.68 %
Transportation
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.90 €
(2.08 Fr.)
3.65 €
(4.00 Fr.)
     +92.16 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 €
(82.17 Fr.)
77.58 €
(85.00 Fr.)
     +3.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 €
(5.48 Fr.)
5.48 €
(6.00 Fr.)
     +9.53 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 €
(2.64 Fr.)
5.58 €
(6.12 Fr.)
     +131.23 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 41.05 €
(44.97 Fr.)
62.98 €
(69.00 Fr.)
     +53.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.72 €
(6.26 Fr.)
5.36 €
(5.87 Fr.)
     -6.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,325.00 €
(23,363.21 Fr.)
27,131.79 €
(29,725.00 Fr.)
     +27.23 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,469.23 €
(27,903.54 Fr.)
24,877.78 €
(27,255.56 Fr.)
     -2.32 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 174.42 €
(191.09 Fr.)
186.48 €
(204.30 Fr.)
     +6.92 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 €
(0.24 Fr.)
0.22 €
(0.24 Fr.)
     +0.70 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.42 €
(30.04 Fr.)
49.89 €
(54.66 Fr.)
     +81.95 %
Sports And Leisure
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.34 €
(40.91 Fr.)
81.56 €
(89.36 Fr.)
     +118.44 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.56 €
(21.43 Fr.)
32.91 €
(36.06 Fr.)
     +68.29 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 €
(12.05 Fr.)
18.26 €
(20.00 Fr.)
     +65.96 %
Childcare
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 810.00 €
(887.42 Fr.)
2,345.12 €
(2,569.26 Fr.)
     +189.52 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,400.00 €
(16,871.91 Fr.)
28,341.19 €
(31,050.00 Fr.)
     +84.03 %
Clothing And Shoes
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.84 €
(101.72 Fr.)
93.22 €
(102.13 Fr.)
     +0.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.37 €
(40.94 Fr.)
45.60 €
(49.95 Fr.)
     +22.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.29 €
(98.92 Fr.)
103.17 €
(113.03 Fr.)
     +14.27 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.00 €
(164.34 Fr.)
158.33 €
(173.47 Fr.)
     +5.56 %
Rent Per Month
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,233.61 €
(1,351.52 Fr.)
1,839.50 €
(2,015.31 Fr.)
     +49.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 870.35 €
(953.54 Fr.)
1,314.22 €
(1,439.83 Fr.)
     +51.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,859.62 €
(3,132.93 Fr.)
3,381.78 €
(3,705.00 Fr.)
     +18.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,852.48 €
(2,029.53 Fr.)
2,361.01 €
(2,586.67 Fr.)
     +27.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,286.41 €
(1,409.36 Fr.)
1,082.32 €
(1,185.76 Fr.)
     -15.86 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 963.43 €
(1,055.52 Fr.)
713.47 €
(781.67 Fr.)
     -25.94 %
Salaries And Financing
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,920.00 €
(3,199.09 Fr.)
6,241.16 €
(6,837.68 Fr.)
     +113.74 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.16 1.23      +5.64 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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