Cost of Living Comparison Between Berlin and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 77.5% higher than in Berlin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 77.8% higher than in Berlin
Rent Prices in Zurich are 78.2% higher than in Berlin
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 94.8% higher than in Berlin
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 102.2% higher than in Berlin
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 30.6% higher than in Berlin
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Restaurants
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 €
(12.41 Fr.)
26.18 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +101.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(57.29 Fr.)
125.67 €
(120.00 Fr.)
     +109.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(9.55 Fr.)
16.76 €
(16.00 Fr.)
     +67.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 €
(4.30 Fr.)
8.38 €
(8.00 Fr.)
     +86.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(3.82 Fr.)
7.33 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +83.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.60 €
(3.43 Fr.)
5.69 €
(5.43 Fr.)
     +58.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 €
(2.76 Fr.)
5.17 €
(4.94 Fr.)
     +79.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 €
(2.52 Fr.)
4.56 €
(4.36 Fr.)
     +73.1 %
Markets
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 €
(4.32 Fr.)
6.80 €
(6.49 Fr.)
     +50.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.82 €
(1.74 Fr.)
3.23 €
(3.08 Fr.)
     +77.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.29 €
(1.23 Fr.)
1.51 €
(1.45 Fr.)
     +17.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.33 €
(3.18 Fr.)
6.80 €
(6.49 Fr.)
     +104.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.89 €
(5.62 Fr.)
11.66 €
(11.13 Fr.)
     +98.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.72 €
(5.47 Fr.)
10.73 €
(10.25 Fr.)
     +87.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.55 €
(6.26 Fr.)
25.59 €
(24.44 Fr.)
     +290.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 €
(1.13 Fr.)
1.71 €
(1.63 Fr.)
     +43.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 €
(0.71 Fr.)
1.10 €
(1.05 Fr.)
     +47.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.04 €
(0.99 Fr.)
1.46 €
(1.40 Fr.)
     +40.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.32 €
(1.27 Fr.)
1.94 €
(1.85 Fr.)
     +46.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.80 €
(0.76 Fr.)
1.04 €
(0.99 Fr.)
     +29.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.84 €
(0.80 Fr.)
1.21 €
(1.15 Fr.)
     +44.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.41 €
(1.34 Fr.)
2.24 €
(2.14 Fr.)
     +59.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.82 €
(0.78 Fr.)
1.42 €
(1.36 Fr.)
     +73.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 €
(5.72 Fr.)
12.57 €
(12.00 Fr.)
     +109.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.02 €
(0.98 Fr.)
2.31 €
(2.21 Fr.)
     +125.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 €
(1.67 Fr.)
2.90 €
(2.77 Fr.)
     +65.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 €
(7.83 Fr.)
9.43 €
(9.00 Fr.)
     +14.9 %
Transportation
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.20 €
(3.06 Fr.)
4.61 €
(4.40 Fr.)
     +44.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.99 €
(47.73 Fr.)
104.73 €
(100.00 Fr.)
     +109.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 €
(4.77 Fr.)
8.38 €
(8.00 Fr.)
     +67.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 €
(3.53 Fr.)
8.43 €
(8.05 Fr.)
     +127.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 €
(33.42 Fr.)
83.78 €
(80.00 Fr.)
     +139.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.82 €
(6.51 Fr.)
7.33 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +7.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,780.00 €
(28,435.83 Fr.)
34,350.47 €
(32,800.00 Fr.)
     +15.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,420.00 €
(29,046.94 Fr.)
35,247.30 €
(33,656.36 Fr.)
     +15.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 335.36 €
(320.23 Fr.)
285.84 €
(272.94 Fr.)
     -14.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 19.15 €
(18.28 Fr.)
34.35 €
(32.80 Fr.)
     +79.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.66 €
(38.83 Fr.)
48.47 €
(46.29 Fr.)
     +19.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.20 €
(34.57 Fr.)
91.19 €
(87.07 Fr.)
     +151.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.37 €
(20.40 Fr.)
45.78 €
(43.71 Fr.)
     +114.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(11.46 Fr.)
20.95 €
(20.00 Fr.)
     +74.5 %
Childcare
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 209.78 €
(200.31 Fr.)
2,947.67 €
(2,814.62 Fr.)
     +1,305.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,777.78 €
(8,381.58 Fr.)
34,734.46 €
(33,166.67 Fr.)
     +295.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.13 €
(77.47 Fr.)
136.10 €
(129.96 Fr.)
     +67.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.77 €
(35.11 Fr.)
73.22 €
(69.92 Fr.)
     +99.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.29 €
(81.44 Fr.)
132.68 €
(126.69 Fr.)
     +55.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.23 €
(122.44 Fr.)
220.06 €
(210.12 Fr.)
     +71.6 %
Rent Per Month
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,308.54 €
(1,249.48 Fr.)
2,564.12 €
(2,448.38 Fr.)
     +96.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 933.91 €
(891.75 Fr.)
1,795.14 €
(1,714.12 Fr.)
     +92.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,451.13 €
(2,340.49 Fr.)
4,218.54 €
(4,028.12 Fr.)
     +72.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,768.10 €
(1,688.29 Fr.)
2,922.87 €
(2,790.94 Fr.)
     +65.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 771.82 €
(736.98 Fr.)
2,307.64 €
(2,203.48 Fr.)
     +199.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 556.64 €
(531.51 Fr.)
1,493.60 €
(1,426.18 Fr.)
     +168.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,154.49 €
(3,012.11 Fr.)
7,323.68 €
(6,993.11 Fr.)
     +132.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.00 2.34      -41.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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