Cost of Living Comparison Between Paris and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 42.82% higher than in Paris (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 40.27% higher than in Paris
Rent Prices in Zurich are 35.18% higher than in Paris
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 50.73% higher than in Paris
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 46.16% higher than in Paris
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 72.30% higher than in Paris
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Restaurants
Paris Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(16.19 Fr.)
23.16 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +54.39 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(64.77 Fr.)
101.90 €
(110.00 Fr.)
     +69.83 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 €
(9.72 Fr.)
13.90 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +54.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 €
(7.56 Fr.)
6.48 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     -7.36 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 €
(6.48 Fr.)
5.56 €
(6.00 Fr.)
     -7.36 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.63 €
(3.92 Fr.)
4.63 €
(5.00 Fr.)
     +27.43 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 €
(3.32 Fr.)
4.16 €
(4.49 Fr.)
     +35.13 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.21 €
(2.38 Fr.)
3.74 €
(4.03 Fr.)
     +69.16 %
Markets
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.04 €
(4.36 Fr.)
5.74 €
(6.20 Fr.)
     +42.14 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.64 €
(1.77 Fr.)
2.35 €
(2.54 Fr.)
     +43.24 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.03 €
(1.11 Fr.)
1.19 €
(1.29 Fr.)
     +15.64 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.85 €
(4.16 Fr.)
5.19 €
(5.60 Fr.)
     +34.70 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.91 €
(8.54 Fr.)
9.61 €
(10.38 Fr.)
     +21.54 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.68 €
(6.13 Fr.)
11.71 €
(12.64 Fr.)
     +106.10 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.41 €
(10.16 Fr.)
20.41 €
(22.03 Fr.)
     +116.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.38 €
(1.49 Fr.)
1.59 €
(1.72 Fr.)
     +15.20 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 €
(1.04 Fr.)
1.11 €
(1.20 Fr.)
     +15.02 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.32 €
(1.43 Fr.)
1.37 €
(1.48 Fr.)
     +4.07 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.45 €
(1.57 Fr.)
1.75 €
(1.89 Fr.)
     +20.64 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 €
(1.06 Fr.)
1.00 €
(1.08 Fr.)
     +1.76 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 €
(1.28 Fr.)
1.07 €
(1.16 Fr.)
     -9.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.45 €
(1.57 Fr.)
2.15 €
(2.32 Fr.)
     +48.01 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.03 €
(1.11 Fr.)
0.94 €
(1.01 Fr.)
     -8.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 €
(8.64 Fr.)
13.90 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +73.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 €
(2.25 Fr.)
1.67 €
(1.80 Fr.)
     -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 €
(2.66 Fr.)
2.16 €
(2.33 Fr.)
     -12.53 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 €
(10.79 Fr.)
8.15 €
(8.80 Fr.)
     -18.48 %
Transportation
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.90 €
(2.05 Fr.)
4.03 €
(4.35 Fr.)
     +112.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 €
(80.96 Fr.)
78.74 €
(85.00 Fr.)
     +4.99 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 €
(5.40 Fr.)
6.44 €
(6.95 Fr.)
     +28.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 €
(2.61 Fr.)
5.67 €
(6.12 Fr.)
     +134.68 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.52 €
(43.74 Fr.)
64.85 €
(70.00 Fr.)
     +60.03 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.90 €
(6.37 Fr.)
5.48 €
(5.92 Fr.)
     -7.13 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 €
(24,828.20 Fr.)
26,609.86 €
(28,725.00 Fr.)
     +15.70 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,469.23 €
(28,573.19 Fr.)
25,044.72 €
(27,035.45 Fr.)
     -5.38 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 163.25 €
(176.23 Fr.)
181.04 €
(195.43 Fr.)
     +10.90 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 €
(0.30 Fr.)
0.28 €
(0.30 Fr.)
     -0.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26.90 €
(29.04 Fr.)
53.23 €
(57.46 Fr.)
     +97.87 %
Sports And Leisure
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.10 €
(42.21 Fr.)
80.72 €
(87.14 Fr.)
     +106.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.27 €
(20.80 Fr.)
31.28 €
(33.77 Fr.)
     +62.32 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 €
(11.87 Fr.)
18.30 €
(19.75 Fr.)
     +66.32 %
Childcare
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 845.25 €
(912.44 Fr.)
2,382.71 €
(2,572.10 Fr.)
     +181.89 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,262.50 €
(15,396.18 Fr.)
29,478.86 €
(31,822.05 Fr.)
     +106.69 %
Clothing And Shoes
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.42 €
(94.37 Fr.)
94.09 €
(101.57 Fr.)
     +7.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.18 €
(40.13 Fr.)
47.11 €
(50.85 Fr.)
     +26.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.39 €
(98.65 Fr.)
102.28 €
(110.41 Fr.)
     +11.92 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.44 €
(145.13 Fr.)
151.54 €
(163.59 Fr.)
     +12.72 %
Rent Per Month
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,221.60 €
(1,318.70 Fr.)
1,790.62 €
(1,932.95 Fr.)
     +46.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 875.79 €
(945.41 Fr.)
1,314.73 €
(1,419.23 Fr.)
     +50.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,743.27 €
(2,961.32 Fr.)
3,440.79 €
(3,714.29 Fr.)
     +25.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,768.29 €
(1,908.85 Fr.)
2,387.60 €
(2,577.38 Fr.)
     +35.02 %
Buy Apartment Price
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,138.27 €
(1,228.75 Fr.)
1,113.26 €
(1,201.75 Fr.)
     -2.20 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 854.21 €
(922.11 Fr.)
705.52 €
(761.60 Fr.)
     -17.41 %
Salaries And Financing
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,556.51 €
(2,759.72 Fr.)
6,178.62 €
(6,669.74 Fr.)
     +141.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.29 1.24      -4.11 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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