Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 132.60% higher than in Madrid (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 127.64% higher than in Madrid
Rent Prices in Zurich are 117.66% higher than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 120.59% higher than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 193.65% higher than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 49.60% higher than in Madrid
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Restaurants
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 €
(11.86 Fr.)
26.35 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +110.83 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(47.43 Fr.)
115.96 €
(110.00 Fr.)
     +131.91 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(7.59 Fr.)
15.81 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +97.65 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 €
(3.32 Fr.)
7.38 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +110.83 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 €
(3.32 Fr.)
7.38 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +110.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.19 €
(2.08 Fr.)
5.51 €
(5.23 Fr.)
     +151.88 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 €
(2.07 Fr.)
4.65 €
(4.41 Fr.)
     +112.82 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 €
(1.52 Fr.)
4.35 €
(4.13 Fr.)
     +171.51 %
Markets
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.19 €
(3.02 Fr.)
6.70 €
(6.36 Fr.)
     +110.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 €
(0.85 Fr.)
2.88 €
(2.73 Fr.)
     +221.33 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.53 €
(0.50 Fr.)
1.52 €
(1.44 Fr.)
     +189.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.27 €
(2.16 Fr.)
5.84 €
(5.54 Fr.)
     +156.86 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.46 €
(4.23 Fr.)
12.49 €
(11.84 Fr.)
     +179.78 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.13 €
(2.97 Fr.)
12.61 €
(11.96 Fr.)
     +302.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.12 €
(4.86 Fr.)
23.16 €
(21.97 Fr.)
     +352.37 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.90 €
(0.85 Fr.)
1.76 €
(1.67 Fr.)
     +96.20 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 €
(0.75 Fr.)
1.34 €
(1.27 Fr.)
     +68.73 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.69 €
(0.66 Fr.)
1.47 €
(1.39 Fr.)
     +112.33 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.82 €
(0.78 Fr.)
2.10 €
(1.99 Fr.)
     +156.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 €
(0.51 Fr.)
1.17 €
(1.11 Fr.)
     +118.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 €
(0.57 Fr.)
1.10 €
(1.04 Fr.)
     +82.68 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.98 €
(0.93 Fr.)
2.39 €
(2.27 Fr.)
     +143.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.69 €
(0.66 Fr.)
1.31 €
(1.24 Fr.)
     +88.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.35 €
(5.08 Fr.)
13.70 €
(13.00 Fr.)
     +156.15 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.97 €
(0.92 Fr.)
2.06 €
(1.96 Fr.)
     +111.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.46 €
(1.38 Fr.)
2.86 €
(2.71 Fr.)
     +95.83 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.00 €
(4.74 Fr.)
9.07 €
(8.60 Fr.)
     +81.31 %
Transportation
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(1.42 Fr.)
4.64 €
(4.40 Fr.)
     +209.22 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.60 €
(51.80 Fr.)
91.71 €
(87.00 Fr.)
     +67.97 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 €
(3.32 Fr.)
6.32 €
(6.00 Fr.)
     +80.71 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.77 €
(1.68 Fr.)
8.48 €
(8.05 Fr.)
     +379.16 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.00 €
(20.87 Fr.)
84.23 €
(79.90 Fr.)
     +282.85 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.29 €
(6.92 Fr.)
8.45 €
(8.02 Fr.)
     +15.84 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 €
(23,715.82 Fr.)
32,836.73 €
(31,150.00 Fr.)
     +31.35 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,577.78 €
(22,366.65 Fr.)
32,324.84 €
(30,664.41 Fr.)
     +37.10 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.47 €
(146.54 Fr.)
251.69 €
(238.77 Fr.)
     +62.94 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 €
(0.16 Fr.)
0.29 €
(0.28 Fr.)
     +76.13 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 34.94 €
(33.15 Fr.)
51.07 €
(48.44 Fr.)
     +46.13 %
Sports And Leisure
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.25 €
(39.13 Fr.)
88.08 €
(83.56 Fr.)
     +113.54 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.43 €
(10.84 Fr.)
39.25 €
(37.23 Fr.)
     +243.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 €
(8.54 Fr.)
21.08 €
(20.00 Fr.)
     +134.26 %
Childcare
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 494.00 €
(468.62 Fr.)
2,890.59 €
(2,742.11 Fr.)
     +485.14 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,183.33 €
(8,711.61 Fr.)
31,509.46 €
(29,890.91 Fr.)
     +243.12 %
Clothing And Shoes
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.82 €
(68.13 Fr.)
99.04 €
(93.95 Fr.)
     +37.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.69 €
(31.01 Fr.)
51.60 €
(48.95 Fr.)
     +57.85 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.90 €
(72.00 Fr.)
110.77 €
(105.08 Fr.)
     +45.94 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.55 €
(88.75 Fr.)
172.94 €
(164.06 Fr.)
     +84.86 %
Rent Per Month
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,023.83 €
(971.24 Fr.)
2,010.05 €
(1,906.79 Fr.)
     +96.33 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 766.98 €
(727.58 Fr.)
1,512.55 €
(1,434.86 Fr.)
     +97.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,682.56 €
(1,596.14 Fr.)
3,902.99 €
(3,702.50 Fr.)
     +131.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,228.33 €
(1,165.24 Fr.)
2,808.36 €
(2,664.10 Fr.)
     +128.63 %
Buy Apartment Price
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 480.27 €
(455.60 Fr.)
1,661.80 €
(1,576.44 Fr.)
     +246.01 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 319.69 €
(303.27 Fr.)
960.82 €
(911.47 Fr.)
     +200.55 %
Salaries And Financing
Madrid Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,918.69 €
(1,820.14 Fr.)
6,534.05 €
(6,198.41 Fr.)
     +240.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.21 1.39      -37.40 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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