Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 112.76% higher than in Madrid
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 104.12% higher than in Madrid
Rent Prices in Zurich are 87.40% higher than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 93.34% higher than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 167.97% higher than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 80.84% higher than in Madrid
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Restaurants Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
12.99 Fr.
23.10 €
25.00 Fr.
     +92.52 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
54.11 Fr.
92.41 €
100.00 Fr.
     +84.82 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
8.66 Fr.
13.86 €
15.00 Fr.
     +73.27 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 €
3.25 Fr.
6.47 €
7.00 Fr.
     +115.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 €
3.25 Fr.
6.01 €
6.50 Fr.
     +100.22 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.90 €
2.06 Fr.
4.68 €
5.07 Fr.
     +146.20 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 €
2.08 Fr.
4.09 €
4.42 Fr.
     +112.62 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.40 €
1.52 Fr.
3.46 €
3.74 Fr.
     +146.19 %
Markets Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.21 €
3.47 Fr.
5.64 €
6.11 Fr.
     +75.93 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 €
0.96 Fr.
2.32 €
2.51 Fr.
     +161.54 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.48 €
0.52 Fr.
1.19 €
1.28 Fr.
     +145.76 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.03 €
2.20 Fr.
5.22 €
5.65 Fr.
     +157.40 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.13 €
5.56 Fr.
10.41 €
11.26 Fr.
     +102.71 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.80 €
3.03 Fr.
11.70 €
12.66 Fr.
     +317.64 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.94 €
5.34 Fr.
21.49 €
23.25 Fr.
     +335.09 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.81 €
0.88 Fr.
1.62 €
1.75 Fr.
     +99.85 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 €
0.88 Fr.
1.25 €
1.35 Fr.
     +53.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.73 €
0.79 Fr.
1.62 €
1.75 Fr.
     +122.56 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.83 €
0.90 Fr.
1.80 €
1.95 Fr.
     +115.59 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 €
0.56 Fr.
1.11 €
1.20 Fr.
     +114.13 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.58 €
0.63 Fr.
1.13 €
1.23 Fr.
     +95.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 €
1.07 Fr.
2.30 €
2.49 Fr.
     +133.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.78 €
0.85 Fr.
1.03 €
1.11 Fr.
     +31.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 €
5.41 Fr.
13.86 €
15.00 Fr.
     +177.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.08 €
1.17 Fr.
1.65 €
1.78 Fr.
     +52.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 €
1.81 Fr.
2.50 €
2.71 Fr.
     +49.32 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.00 €
5.41 Fr.
7.95 €
8.60 Fr.
     +58.94 %
Transportation Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
1.62 Fr.
4.07 €
4.40 Fr.
     +171.07 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.60 €
59.09 Fr.
78.55 €
85.00 Fr.
     +43.86 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 €
3.25 Fr.
6.47 €
7.00 Fr.
     +115.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.77 €
1.92 Fr.
6.69 €
7.24 Fr.
     +278.03 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 €
27.05 Fr.
63.76 €
69.00 Fr.
     +155.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.08 €
5.50 Fr.
5.66 €
6.12 Fr.
     +11.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 €
21,643.02 Fr.
25,412.35 €
27,500.00 Fr.
     +27.06 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,894.00 €
24,774.77 Fr.
23,642.43 €
25,584.68 Fr.
     +3.27 %
Utilities (Monthly) Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 134.84 €
145.92 Fr.
181.04 €
195.91 Fr.
     +34.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 €
0.21 Fr.
0.35 €
0.38 Fr.
     +79.66 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.08 €
45.54 Fr.
49.48 €
53.55 Fr.
     +17.58 %
Sports And Leisure Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.79 €
41.98 Fr.
82.07 €
88.81 Fr.
     +111.56 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.36 €
12.29 Fr.
33.42 €
36.17 Fr.
     +194.27 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 €
9.74 Fr.
17.56 €
19.00 Fr.
     +95.08 %
Childcare Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 444.26 €
480.76 Fr.
2,299.06 €
2,487.93 Fr.
     +417.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,947.62 €
8,600.52 Fr.
28,884.73 €
31,257.64 Fr.
     +263.44 %
Clothing And Shoes Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.49 €
81.69 Fr.
103.28 €
111.77 Fr.
     +36.82 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.64 €
32.08 Fr.
48.08 €
52.03 Fr.
     +62.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.89 €
82.13 Fr.
106.56 €
115.31 Fr.
     +40.41 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.55 €
95.82 Fr.
163.87 €
177.33 Fr.
     +85.07 %
Rent Per Month Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 976.04 €
1,056.22 Fr.
1,790.19 €
1,937.25 Fr.
     +83.41 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 734.00 €
794.30 Fr.
1,317.19 €
1,425.40 Fr.
     +79.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,742.20 €
1,885.32 Fr.
3,319.95 €
3,592.68 Fr.
     +90.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,223.16 €
1,323.64 Fr.
2,334.20 €
2,525.96 Fr.
     +90.83 %
Buy Apartment Price Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 466.51 €
504.84 Fr.
1,102.60 €
1,193.18 Fr.
     +136.35 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 288.71 €
312.42 Fr.
693.65 €
750.63 Fr.
     +140.26 %
Salaries And Financing Madrid[ Edit ] Zurich[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,609.15 €
1,741.35 Fr.
5,939.91 €
6,427.89 Fr.
     +269.13 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.15 1.29      -39.86 %
Last update: September 2020September 2020
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