Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 104.43% higher than in Madrid (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 105.11% higher than in Madrid
Rent Prices in Zurich are 106.57% higher than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 96.41% higher than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 154.79% higher than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 88.12% higher than in Madrid
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Restaurants
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(13.16 Fr.)
22.79 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +89.91 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(54.85 Fr.)
100.27 €
(110.00 Fr.)
     +100.55 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(8.78 Fr.)
13.67 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +70.92 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 €
(3.29 Fr.)
6.38 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +112.70 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 €
(3.29 Fr.)
6.38 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +112.70 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.04 €
(2.23 Fr.)
4.58 €
(5.03 Fr.)
     +125.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 €
(2.16 Fr.)
4.00 €
(4.39 Fr.)
     +102.94 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 €
(1.69 Fr.)
3.80 €
(4.16 Fr.)
     +147.01 %
Markets
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.12 €
(3.43 Fr.)
5.55 €
(6.09 Fr.)
     +77.76 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.88 €
(0.96 Fr.)
2.13 €
(2.33 Fr.)
     +142.33 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 €
(0.54 Fr.)
1.12 €
(1.22 Fr.)
     +127.68 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.99 €
(2.18 Fr.)
5.42 €
(5.95 Fr.)
     +172.92 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.52 €
(4.95 Fr.)
10.59 €
(11.62 Fr.)
     +134.59 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.94 €
(3.22 Fr.)
11.62 €
(12.75 Fr.)
     +295.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.05 €
(5.54 Fr.)
20.54 €
(22.53 Fr.)
     +306.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 €
(1.05 Fr.)
1.55 €
(1.70 Fr.)
     +61.43 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 €
(0.90 Fr.)
1.10 €
(1.21 Fr.)
     +33.65 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.78 €
(0.85 Fr.)
1.35 €
(1.48 Fr.)
     +73.90 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.85 €
(0.94 Fr.)
1.77 €
(1.94 Fr.)
     +107.24 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 €
(0.62 Fr.)
0.95 €
(1.04 Fr.)
     +67.76 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.56 €
(0.62 Fr.)
0.92 €
(1.01 Fr.)
     +64.46 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.98 €
(1.07 Fr.)
2.11 €
(2.31 Fr.)
     +116.35 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.72 €
(0.78 Fr.)
1.02 €
(1.12 Fr.)
     +43.15 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 €
(5.49 Fr.)
13.67 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +173.47 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.06 €
(1.16 Fr.)
1.62 €
(1.77 Fr.)
     +53.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 €
(1.82 Fr.)
2.12 €
(2.32 Fr.)
     +27.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.38 €
(5.90 Fr.)
8.02 €
(8.80 Fr.)
     +49.24 %
Transportation
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(1.65 Fr.)
3.74 €
(4.10 Fr.)
     +149.16 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.60 €
(59.90 Fr.)
77.48 €
(85.00 Fr.)
     +41.91 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 €
(3.29 Fr.)
5.47 €
(6.00 Fr.)
     +82.31 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.77 €
(1.94 Fr.)
5.72 €
(6.28 Fr.)
     +223.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 €
(26.33 Fr.)
62.90 €
(69.00 Fr.)
     +162.08 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.81 €
(5.28 Fr.)
5.31 €
(5.83 Fr.)
     +10.45 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 €
(23,037.07 Fr.)
26,845.86 €
(29,450.00 Fr.)
     +27.84 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,602.17 €
(25,891.66 Fr.)
24,639.85 €
(27,030.00 Fr.)
     +4.40 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 130.07 €
(142.69 Fr.)
177.74 €
(194.98 Fr.)
     +36.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 €
(0.23 Fr.)
0.26 €
(0.28 Fr.)
     +20.78 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.91 €
(45.98 Fr.)
48.70 €
(53.42 Fr.)
     +16.19 %
Sports And Leisure
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.12 €
(44.01 Fr.)
77.61 €
(85.14 Fr.)
     +93.44 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.81 €
(12.96 Fr.)
31.39 €
(34.43 Fr.)
     +165.74 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 €
(9.87 Fr.)
17.78 €
(19.50 Fr.)
     +97.51 %
Childcare
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 450.68 €
(494.40 Fr.)
2,314.30 €
(2,538.80 Fr.)
     +413.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,833.33 €
(8,593.19 Fr.)
28,256.27 €
(30,997.22 Fr.)
     +260.72 %
Clothing And Shoes
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.12 €
(78.02 Fr.)
92.22 €
(101.17 Fr.)
     +29.67 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.48 €
(32.34 Fr.)
46.81 €
(51.36 Fr.)
     +58.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.24 €
(83.64 Fr.)
102.31 €
(112.23 Fr.)
     +34.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.80 €
(97.41 Fr.)
155.63 €
(170.73 Fr.)
     +75.26 %
Rent Per Month
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 887.42 €
(973.50 Fr.)
1,816.98 €
(1,993.24 Fr.)
     +104.75 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 661.91 €
(726.12 Fr.)
1,293.07 €
(1,418.50 Fr.)
     +95.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,610.17 €
(1,766.36 Fr.)
3,353.07 €
(3,678.33 Fr.)
     +108.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,108.82 €
(1,216.38 Fr.)
2,368.71 €
(2,598.48 Fr.)
     +113.62 %
Buy Apartment Price
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 466.18 €
(511.40 Fr.)
1,112.11 €
(1,219.99 Fr.)
     +138.56 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 283.10 €
(310.56 Fr.)
758.57 €
(832.15 Fr.)
     +167.95 %
Salaries And Financing
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,615.63 €
(1,772.35 Fr.)
6,234.23 €
(6,838.97 Fr.)
     +285.87 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.08 1.23      -40.93 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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