Cost of Living Comparison Between Basel and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 2.5% lower than in Basel (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 3.2% higher than in Basel
Rent Prices in Zurich are 17.5% higher than in Basel
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 1.8% higher than in Basel
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 9.9% lower than in Basel
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 0.3% lower than in Basel
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Restaurants
Basel Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr. 25.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 Fr. 120.00 Fr.      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 16.00 Fr.      +6.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr. 8.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 Fr. 7.00 Fr.      +16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.31 Fr. 5.41 Fr.      +2.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.12 Fr. 4.81 Fr.      +17.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.88 Fr. 4.35 Fr.      +12.4 %
Markets
Basel Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.50 Fr. 6.50 Fr.      +0.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.73 Fr. 3.08 Fr.      +12.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.41 Fr. 1.48 Fr.      +5.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.74 Fr. 6.51 Fr.      -3.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.25 Fr. 11.48 Fr.      -19.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.06 Fr. 10.56 Fr.      -24.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.66 Fr. 23.86 Fr.      -3.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 Fr. 1.64 Fr.      -5.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.23 Fr. 1.05 Fr.      -14.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.72 Fr. 1.33 Fr.      -23.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 Fr. 1.72 Fr.      -3.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.36 Fr. 1.01 Fr.      -25.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 Fr. 1.18 Fr.      +0.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 Fr. 2.12 Fr.      -3.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.57 Fr. 1.45 Fr.      -7.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr. 12.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.02 Fr. 2.15 Fr.      +6.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 Fr. 2.78 Fr.      +21.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 Fr. 9.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Transportation
Basel Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.80 Fr. 4.40 Fr.      +15.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.00 Fr. 87.00 Fr.      +4.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 Fr. 8.00 Fr.      +33.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.27 Fr. 8.05 Fr.      +52.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Fr. 80.00 Fr.      +60.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.98 Fr. 7.05 Fr.      +1.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,800.00 Fr. 32,800.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,333.33 Fr. 33,854.08 Fr.      +1.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Basel Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 228.15 Fr. 270.28 Fr.      +18.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56.44 Fr. 28.42 Fr.      -49.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.00 Fr. 46.62 Fr.      -0.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Basel Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.83 Fr. 81.51 Fr.      +22.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.25 Fr. 42.00 Fr.      +34.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr. 20.00 Fr.      +11.1 %
Childcare
Basel Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,475.00 Fr. 2,804.86 Fr.      +13.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,000.00 Fr. 33,422.22 Fr.      +19.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Basel Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 103.75 Fr. 125.77 Fr.      +21.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.38 Fr. 70.38 Fr.      +34.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.62 Fr. 126.25 Fr.      -10.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 176.12 Fr. 209.28 Fr.      +18.8 %
Rent Per Month
Basel Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,777.50 Fr. 2,257.81 Fr.      +27.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,300.00 Fr. 1,615.00 Fr.      +24.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,212.50 Fr. 3,791.56 Fr.      +18.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,541.00 Fr. 2,714.17 Fr.      +6.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Basel Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,099.96 Fr. 2,267.60 Fr.      +106.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,112.97 Fr. 1,466.93 Fr.      +31.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Basel Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,819.00 Fr. 7,018.08 Fr.      +2.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.81 2.45      -13.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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