Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 122.8% higher than in Madrid (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 116.2% higher than in Madrid
Rent Prices in Zurich are 104.1% higher than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 103.1% higher than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 148.3% higher than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 53.0% higher than in Madrid
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Restaurants
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 €
(13.35 Fr.)
26.21 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +87.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(57.23 Fr.)
125.80 €
(120.00 Fr.)
     +109.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.90 €
(8.49 Fr.)
16.77 €
(16.00 Fr.)
     +88.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 €
(2.86 Fr.)
8.39 €
(8.00 Fr.)
     +179.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.95 €
(3.77 Fr.)
7.34 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +85.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.40 €
(2.29 Fr.)
5.69 €
(5.43 Fr.)
     +136.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 €
(2.37 Fr.)
5.18 €
(4.94 Fr.)
     +108.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 €
(1.48 Fr.)
4.57 €
(4.36 Fr.)
     +195.3 %
Markets
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.05 €
(3.86 Fr.)
6.81 €
(6.50 Fr.)
     +68.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.40 €
(1.33 Fr.)
3.27 €
(3.12 Fr.)
     +134.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.65 €
(0.62 Fr.)
1.52 €
(1.45 Fr.)
     +134.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.81 €
(2.68 Fr.)
6.85 €
(6.54 Fr.)
     +143.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.94 €
(5.67 Fr.)
11.72 €
(11.18 Fr.)
     +97.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.40 €
(3.25 Fr.)
10.95 €
(10.45 Fr.)
     +221.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.06 €
(5.78 Fr.)
25.62 €
(24.44 Fr.)
     +323.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 €
(0.99 Fr.)
1.72 €
(1.64 Fr.)
     +64.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 €
(0.77 Fr.)
1.11 €
(1.06 Fr.)
     +37.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.76 €
(0.72 Fr.)
1.46 €
(1.40 Fr.)
     +93.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.07 €
(1.02 Fr.)
1.94 €
(1.85 Fr.)
     +82.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 €
(0.58 Fr.)
1.04 €
(0.99 Fr.)
     +70.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 €
(0.63 Fr.)
1.21 €
(1.16 Fr.)
     +82.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.20 €
(1.15 Fr.)
2.24 €
(2.14 Fr.)
     +86.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 €
(0.81 Fr.)
1.42 €
(1.36 Fr.)
     +68.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
(5.72 Fr.)
12.58 €
(12.00 Fr.)
     +109.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.15 €
(1.10 Fr.)
2.32 €
(2.22 Fr.)
     +101.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 €
(1.66 Fr.)
2.89 €
(2.76 Fr.)
     +66.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.38 €
(5.13 Fr.)
9.43 €
(9.00 Fr.)
     +75.5 %
Transportation
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(1.43 Fr.)
4.61 €
(4.40 Fr.)
     +207.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 €
(38.16 Fr.)
104.83 €
(100.00 Fr.)
     +162.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 €
(2.86 Fr.)
8.39 €
(8.00 Fr.)
     +179.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 €
(1.84 Fr.)
8.44 €
(8.05 Fr.)
     +336.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.00 €
(20.99 Fr.)
83.87 €
(80.00 Fr.)
     +281.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.17 €
(5.89 Fr.)
7.34 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +18.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 €
(30,524.70 Fr.)
34,385.26 €
(32,800.00 Fr.)
     +7.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,776.39 €
(24,588.02 Fr.)
35,283.01 €
(33,656.36 Fr.)
     +36.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 133.96 €
(127.79 Fr.)
288.86 €
(275.55 Fr.)
     +115.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 16.17 €
(15.42 Fr.)
34.57 €
(32.98 Fr.)
     +113.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.85 €
(27.52 Fr.)
48.56 €
(46.32 Fr.)
     +68.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.15 €
(40.20 Fr.)
91.28 €
(87.07 Fr.)
     +116.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.25 €
(9.78 Fr.)
45.83 €
(43.71 Fr.)
     +347.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 €
(9.54 Fr.)
20.97 €
(20.00 Fr.)
     +109.7 %
Childcare
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 485.00 €
(462.64 Fr.)
2,950.65 €
(2,814.62 Fr.)
     +508.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,295.24 €
(7,912.80 Fr.)
34,769.65 €
(33,166.67 Fr.)
     +319.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.32 €
(64.22 Fr.)
136.24 €
(129.96 Fr.)
     +102.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.66 €
(27.34 Fr.)
73.30 €
(69.92 Fr.)
     +155.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.12 €
(72.61 Fr.)
132.82 €
(126.69 Fr.)
     +74.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 83.77 €
(79.90 Fr.)
220.28 €
(210.12 Fr.)
     +163.0 %
Rent Per Month
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,194.44 €
(1,139.38 Fr.)
2,566.72 €
(2,448.38 Fr.)
     +114.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 884.65 €
(843.87 Fr.)
1,796.96 €
(1,714.12 Fr.)
     +103.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,132.22 €
(2,033.92 Fr.)
4,222.81 €
(4,028.12 Fr.)
     +98.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,429.72 €
(1,363.81 Fr.)
2,925.83 €
(2,790.94 Fr.)
     +104.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 396.58 €
(378.29 Fr.)
2,309.98 €
(2,203.48 Fr.)
     +482.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 235.01 €
(224.17 Fr.)
1,495.11 €
(1,426.18 Fr.)
     +536.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,216.24 €
(2,114.06 Fr.)
7,330.99 €
(6,993.01 Fr.)
     +230.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.62 2.34      -10.6 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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