Cost of Living Comparison Between Paris and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 62.37% higher than in Paris (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 56.10% higher than in Paris
Rent Prices in Zurich are 44.10% higher than in Paris
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 61.35% higher than in Paris
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 69.39% higher than in Paris
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 64.51% higher than in Paris
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Restaurants
Paris Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(15.17 Fr.)
24.72 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +64.78 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(60.69 Fr.)
108.75 €
(110.00 Fr.)
     +81.26 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(10.11 Fr.)
14.83 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +48.30 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 €
(6.07 Fr.)
6.92 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +15.35 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 €
(6.07 Fr.)
6.92 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +15.35 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.80 €
(3.85 Fr.)
5.07 €
(5.13 Fr.)
     +33.23 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.09 €
(3.12 Fr.)
4.50 €
(4.55 Fr.)
     +45.58 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 €
(2.16 Fr.)
4.28 €
(4.33 Fr.)
     +100.23 %
Markets
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.46 €
(4.51 Fr.)
6.54 €
(6.62 Fr.)
     +46.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.84 €
(1.86 Fr.)
2.68 €
(2.71 Fr.)
     +45.54 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 €
(0.95 Fr.)
1.45 €
(1.47 Fr.)
     +54.92 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.61 €
(3.65 Fr.)
6.17 €
(6.24 Fr.)
     +70.94 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.15 €
(7.23 Fr.)
12.34 €
(12.48 Fr.)
     +72.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.50 €
(5.56 Fr.)
12.49 €
(12.64 Fr.)
     +127.30 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.18 €
(9.28 Fr.)
22.04 €
(22.30 Fr.)
     +140.16 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.18 €
(1.19 Fr.)
1.64 €
(1.66 Fr.)
     +39.16 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 €
(0.86 Fr.)
1.21 €
(1.22 Fr.)
     +41.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.11 €
(1.12 Fr.)
1.32 €
(1.33 Fr.)
     +18.50 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.53 €
(1.54 Fr.)
2.06 €
(2.08 Fr.)
     +34.62 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.93 €
(0.94 Fr.)
1.04 €
(1.05 Fr.)
     +11.22 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.87 €
(0.88 Fr.)
1.04 €
(1.05 Fr.)
     +19.90 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 €
(1.38 Fr.)
2.30 €
(2.33 Fr.)
     +69.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.86 €
(0.87 Fr.)
1.29 €
(1.30 Fr.)
     +50.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 €
(8.09 Fr.)
13.84 €
(14.00 Fr.)
     +73.02 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.94 €
(1.96 Fr.)
2.01 €
(2.03 Fr.)
     +3.72 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 €
(2.59 Fr.)
2.64 €
(2.67 Fr.)
     +3.16 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.50 €
(10.62 Fr.)
8.50 €
(8.60 Fr.)
     -19.02 %
Transportation
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.90 €
(1.92 Fr.)
4.35 €
(4.40 Fr.)
     +128.96 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 €
(75.86 Fr.)
84.04 €
(85.00 Fr.)
     +12.05 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 €
(5.06 Fr.)
6.18 €
(6.25 Fr.)
     +23.58 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.66 €
(2.69 Fr.)
7.96 €
(8.05 Fr.)
     +199.60 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 €
(45.52 Fr.)
79.00 €
(79.90 Fr.)
     +75.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.62 €
(7.70 Fr.)
7.77 €
(7.86 Fr.)
     +2.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 €
(22,251.93 Fr.)
30,723.18 €
(31,075.00 Fr.)
     +39.65 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,750.00 €
(27,056.32 Fr.)
30,317.24 €
(30,664.41 Fr.)
     +13.34 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 183.46 €
(185.56 Fr.)
245.54 €
(248.35 Fr.)
     +33.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 €
(0.16 Fr.)
0.25 €
(0.25 Fr.)
     +56.93 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.71 €
(31.06 Fr.)
48.56 €
(49.12 Fr.)
     +58.12 %
Sports And Leisure
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.54 €
(36.96 Fr.)
86.36 €
(87.35 Fr.)
     +136.32 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.04 €
(13.19 Fr.)
37.40 €
(37.83 Fr.)
     +186.81 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(12.14 Fr.)
19.77 €
(20.00 Fr.)
     +64.78 %
Childcare
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 779.63 €
(788.56 Fr.)
2,755.94 €
(2,787.50 Fr.)
     +253.49 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,857.14 €
(11,992.92 Fr.)
28,979.26 €
(29,311.11 Fr.)
     +144.40 %
Clothing And Shoes
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.76 €
(99.89 Fr.)
95.38 €
(96.47 Fr.)
     -3.42 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.37 €
(39.82 Fr.)
49.38 €
(49.94 Fr.)
     +25.42 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.22 €
(90.24 Fr.)
106.78 €
(108.00 Fr.)
     +19.68 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.20 €
(132.70 Fr.)
172.59 €
(174.56 Fr.)
     +31.54 %
Rent Per Month
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,262.95 €
(1,277.42 Fr.)
1,965.07 €
(1,987.57 Fr.)
     +55.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 928.11 €
(938.74 Fr.)
1,508.35 €
(1,525.62 Fr.)
     +62.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,709.22 €
(2,740.24 Fr.)
3,618.56 €
(3,660.00 Fr.)
     +33.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,845.38 €
(1,866.52 Fr.)
2,634.12 €
(2,664.29 Fr.)
     +42.74 %
Buy Apartment Price
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,138.28 €
(1,151.32 Fr.)
1,532.72 €
(1,550.27 Fr.)
     +34.65 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 850.15 €
(859.89 Fr.)
931.41 €
(942.07 Fr.)
     +9.56 %
Salaries And Financing
Paris Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,621.93 €
(2,651.95 Fr.)
6,732.96 €
(6,810.06 Fr.)
     +156.79 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.41 1.39      -1.98 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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