Cost of Living Comparison Between Berlin and Zurich 

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Cost of Living in Zurich is 67.0% higher than in Berlin (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Zurich is 66.6% higher than in Berlin
Rent Prices in Zurich are 65.5% higher than in Berlin
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 70.5% higher than in Berlin
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 75.4% higher than in Berlin
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 35.1% higher than in Berlin
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Restaurants
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(14.52 Fr.)
25.82 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +72.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 €
(67.77 Fr.)
123.94 €
(120.00 Fr.)
     +77.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(9.68 Fr.)
16.53 €
(16.00 Fr.)
     +65.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 €
(4.36 Fr.)
8.26 €
(8.00 Fr.)
     +83.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(3.87 Fr.)
7.23 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +80.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.68 €
(3.57 Fr.)
5.51 €
(5.33 Fr.)
     +49.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 €
(2.72 Fr.)
4.84 €
(4.69 Fr.)
     +72.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.61 €
(2.53 Fr.)
4.50 €
(4.35 Fr.)
     +72.2 %
Markets
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.28 €
(4.14 Fr.)
6.75 €
(6.53 Fr.)
     +57.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.84 €
(1.78 Fr.)
3.03 €
(2.93 Fr.)
     +65.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.28 €
(1.24 Fr.)
1.69 €
(1.64 Fr.)
     +32.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.17 €
(3.07 Fr.)
6.09 €
(5.89 Fr.)
     +92.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.73 €
(5.55 Fr.)
10.29 €
(9.97 Fr.)
     +79.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.89 €
(5.70 Fr.)
11.04 €
(10.69 Fr.)
     +87.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.11 €
(6.88 Fr.)
19.62 €
(19.00 Fr.)
     +176.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.23 €
(1.19 Fr.)
1.46 €
(1.41 Fr.)
     +18.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 €
(0.71 Fr.)
0.95 €
(0.92 Fr.)
     +30.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 €
(0.98 Fr.)
1.22 €
(1.18 Fr.)
     +20.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.54 €
(1.49 Fr.)
2.16 €
(2.09 Fr.)
     +40.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.76 €
(0.73 Fr.)
0.97 €
(0.94 Fr.)
     +28.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.79 €
(0.77 Fr.)
1.06 €
(1.02 Fr.)
     +33.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.62 €
(1.57 Fr.)
2.12 €
(2.06 Fr.)
     +31.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.86 €
(0.83 Fr.)
1.09 €
(1.05 Fr.)
     +26.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
(5.81 Fr.)
12.39 €
(12.00 Fr.)
     +106.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.03 €
(1.00 Fr.)
2.14 €
(2.08 Fr.)
     +107.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.68 €
(1.63 Fr.)
2.75 €
(2.66 Fr.)
     +63.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 €
(7.94 Fr.)
9.30 €
(9.00 Fr.)
     +13.4 %
Transportation
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 €
(3.39 Fr.)
4.54 €
(4.40 Fr.)
     +29.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.95 €
(48.36 Fr.)
89.86 €
(87.00 Fr.)
     +79.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 €
(4.84 Fr.)
6.71 €
(6.50 Fr.)
     +34.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 €
(3.58 Fr.)
6.32 €
(6.12 Fr.)
     +70.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.50 €
(33.40 Fr.)
73.74 €
(71.40 Fr.)
     +113.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.85 €
(6.63 Fr.)
7.29 €
(7.06 Fr.)
     +6.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,780.00 €
(28,833.35 Fr.)
33,876.88 €
(32,800.00 Fr.)
     +13.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,197.67 €
(29,237.74 Fr.)
33,890.16 €
(32,812.86 Fr.)
     +12.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 321.66 €
(311.44 Fr.)
229.76 €
(222.46 Fr.)
     -28.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 19.87 €
(19.24 Fr.)
31.67 €
(30.66 Fr.)
     +59.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.60 €
(39.31 Fr.)
48.10 €
(46.57 Fr.)
     +18.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.94 €
(33.83 Fr.)
74.26 €
(71.90 Fr.)
     +112.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.15 €
(21.45 Fr.)
40.41 €
(39.12 Fr.)
     +82.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 €
(12.59 Fr.)
20.66 €
(20.00 Fr.)
     +58.9 %
Childcare
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 186.88 €
(180.93 Fr.)
2,809.73 €
(2,720.41 Fr.)
     +1,403.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,661.11 €
(8,385.79 Fr.)
34,275.26 €
(33,185.71 Fr.)
     +295.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.16 €
(81.49 Fr.)
117.04 €
(113.32 Fr.)
     +39.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.59 €
(35.43 Fr.)
58.62 €
(56.76 Fr.)
     +60.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.27 €
(86.43 Fr.)
115.22 €
(111.56 Fr.)
     +29.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 124.00 €
(120.06 Fr.)
183.47 €
(177.64 Fr.)
     +48.0 %
Rent Per Month
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,259.42 €
(1,219.38 Fr.)
2,235.46 €
(2,164.40 Fr.)
     +77.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 896.84 €
(868.33 Fr.)
1,682.89 €
(1,629.39 Fr.)
     +87.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,314.31 €
(2,240.74 Fr.)
3,619.54 €
(3,504.48 Fr.)
     +56.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,751.46 €
(1,695.79 Fr.)
2,760.51 €
(2,672.76 Fr.)
     +57.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 702.00 €
(679.68 Fr.)
2,249.66 €
(2,178.15 Fr.)
     +220.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 514.63 €
(498.27 Fr.)
1,511.75 €
(1,463.69 Fr.)
     +193.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Berlin Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,229.67 €
(3,127.00 Fr.)
7,267.99 €
(7,036.95 Fr.)
     +125.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.61 2.47      -31.4 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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