Cost of Living Comparison Between Rome and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 99.0% higher than in Rome (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 106.4% higher than in Rome
Rent Prices in Zurich are 123.1% higher than in Rome
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 92.3% higher than in Rome
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 118.9% higher than in Rome
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 117.5% higher than in Rome
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Restaurants
Rome Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(14.30 Fr.)
26.23 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +74.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 €
(61.95 Fr.)
125.91 €
(120.00 Fr.)
     +93.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(9.53 Fr.)
16.79 €
(16.00 Fr.)
     +67.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 €
(4.77 Fr.)
8.39 €
(8.00 Fr.)
     +67.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(3.81 Fr.)
7.34 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +83.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.50 €
(1.43 Fr.)
5.68 €
(5.42 Fr.)
     +278.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 €
(1.96 Fr.)
5.16 €
(4.91 Fr.)
     +150.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.08 €
(1.03 Fr.)
4.56 €
(4.35 Fr.)
     +321.9 %
Markets
Rome Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.88 €
(5.60 Fr.)
6.85 €
(6.52 Fr.)
     +16.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.60 €
(1.53 Fr.)
3.26 €
(3.10 Fr.)
     +103.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.15 €
(1.10 Fr.)
1.51 €
(1.44 Fr.)
     +30.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.52 €
(3.35 Fr.)
6.73 €
(6.42 Fr.)
     +91.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.93 €
(5.65 Fr.)
11.69 €
(11.14 Fr.)
     +97.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.82 €
(4.59 Fr.)
10.92 €
(10.41 Fr.)
     +126.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.08 €
(6.74 Fr.)
25.76 €
(24.55 Fr.)
     +264.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 €
(0.91 Fr.)
1.72 €
(1.64 Fr.)
     +79.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 €
(0.81 Fr.)
1.11 €
(1.06 Fr.)
     +30.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.95 €
(0.90 Fr.)
1.45 €
(1.38 Fr.)
     +53.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.14 €
(1.08 Fr.)
1.92 €
(1.83 Fr.)
     +69.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 €
(0.64 Fr.)
1.05 €
(1.00 Fr.)
     +56.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.74 €
(0.70 Fr.)
1.22 €
(1.16 Fr.)
     +65.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 €
(1.16 Fr.)
2.29 €
(2.18 Fr.)
     +88.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.40 €
(0.39 Fr.)
1.45 €
(1.38 Fr.)
     +257.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.00 €
(3.81 Fr.)
12.59 €
(12.00 Fr.)
     +214.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.49 €
(1.42 Fr.)
2.32 €
(2.21 Fr.)
     +55.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 €
(2.01 Fr.)
2.90 €
(2.77 Fr.)
     +37.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 €
(5.72 Fr.)
9.44 €
(9.00 Fr.)
     +57.4 %
Transportation
Rome Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(1.43 Fr.)
4.62 €
(4.40 Fr.)
     +207.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 €
(33.36 Fr.)
98.11 €
(93.50 Fr.)
     +180.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 €
(4.05 Fr.)
8.39 €
(8.00 Fr.)
     +97.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 €
(2.30 Fr.)
8.44 €
(8.05 Fr.)
     +249.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.50 €
(37.65 Fr.)
83.94 €
(80.00 Fr.)
     +112.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.86 €
(6.54 Fr.)
7.34 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +7.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 €
(23,826.03 Fr.)
34,416.14 €
(32,800.00 Fr.)
     +37.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,927.78 €
(24,710.24 Fr.)
35,314.69 €
(33,656.36 Fr.)
     +36.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rome Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 211.22 €
(201.30 Fr.)
286.39 €
(272.94 Fr.)
     +35.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.79 €
(11.23 Fr.)
34.47 €
(32.85 Fr.)
     +192.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.65 €
(26.35 Fr.)
48.67 €
(46.38 Fr.)
     +76.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Rome Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.26 €
(54.57 Fr.)
92.35 €
(88.01 Fr.)
     +61.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.60 €
(18.68 Fr.)
45.87 €
(43.71 Fr.)
     +134.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 €
(9.53 Fr.)
20.99 €
(20.00 Fr.)
     +109.9 %
Childcare
Rome Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 471.25 €
(449.12 Fr.)
2,953.30 €
(2,814.62 Fr.)
     +526.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,235.00 €
(8,801.34 Fr.)
34,800.87 €
(33,166.67 Fr.)
     +276.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rome Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.07 €
(58.20 Fr.)
135.94 €
(129.56 Fr.)
     +122.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.84 €
(27.49 Fr.)
72.53 €
(69.12 Fr.)
     +151.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.26 €
(69.82 Fr.)
132.46 €
(126.24 Fr.)
     +80.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.81 €
(95.12 Fr.)
222.15 €
(211.72 Fr.)
     +122.6 %
Rent Per Month
Rome Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,084.29 €
(1,033.37 Fr.)
2,518.10 €
(2,399.86 Fr.)
     +132.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 666.43 €
(635.13 Fr.)
1,756.91 €
(1,674.41 Fr.)
     +163.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,103.12 €
(2,004.37 Fr.)
4,187.55 €
(3,990.91 Fr.)
     +99.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,228.12 €
(1,170.45 Fr.)
2,903.31 €
(2,766.97 Fr.)
     +136.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rome Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 665.41 €
(634.17 Fr.)
2,296.30 €
(2,188.47 Fr.)
     +245.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 315.09 €
(300.30 Fr.)
1,496.45 €
(1,426.18 Fr.)
     +374.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Rome Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,655.67 €
(1,577.92 Fr.)
7,430.48 €
(7,081.55 Fr.)
     +348.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.78 2.34      -51.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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