Cost of Living Comparison Between Geneva and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 5.8% higher than in Geneva (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 1.2% higher than in Geneva
Rent Prices in Zurich are 7.4% lower than in Geneva
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 2.0% higher than in Geneva
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 5.0% higher than in Geneva
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 16.9% higher than in Geneva
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Restaurants
Geneva 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) 15.50 Fr. 16.00 Fr.      +3.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 Fr. 8.00 Fr.      +6.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 Fr. 7.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.78 Fr. 5.41 Fr.      +13.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.30 Fr. 4.81 Fr.      +12.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 Fr. 4.35 Fr.      +16.2 %
Markets
Geneva Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.00 Fr. 6.50 Fr.      +8.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.91 Fr. 3.08 Fr.      +5.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.51 Fr. 1.48 Fr.      -2.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.42 Fr. 6.51 Fr.      +1.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.70 Fr. 11.48 Fr.      +18.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.56 Fr. 10.56 Fr.      +0.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 21.41 Fr. 23.86 Fr.      +11.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.66 Fr. 1.64 Fr.      -1.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.17 Fr. 1.05 Fr.      -9.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.35 Fr. 1.33 Fr.      -1.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.87 Fr. 1.72 Fr.      -8.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.07 Fr. 1.01 Fr.      -5.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 Fr. 1.18 Fr.      +10.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.19 Fr. 2.12 Fr.      -3.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 Fr. 1.45 Fr.      +10.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 Fr. 12.00 Fr.      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.73 Fr. 2.15 Fr.      -21.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 Fr. 2.78 Fr.      +10.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 Fr. 9.00 Fr.      +5.9 %
Transportation
Geneva Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 Fr. 4.40 Fr.      +46.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 Fr. 87.00 Fr.      +24.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 Fr. 8.00 Fr.      +33.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 Fr. 8.05 Fr.      +66.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 52.50 Fr. 80.00 Fr.      +52.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.49 Fr. 7.05 Fr.      -5.9 %
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) 32,300.00 Fr. 33,854.08 Fr.      +4.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Geneva Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 208.24 Fr. 270.28 Fr.      +29.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.59 Fr. 28.42 Fr.      -44.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.06 Fr. 46.62 Fr.      -10.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Geneva Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.01 Fr. 81.51 Fr.      +10.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.37 Fr. 42.00 Fr.      +48.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr. 20.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Childcare
Geneva Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,104.62 Fr. 2,804.86 Fr.      -9.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,522.22 Fr. 33,422.22 Fr.      +21.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Geneva Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.45 Fr. 124.44 Fr.      +25.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 66.93 Fr. 68.20 Fr.      +1.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 125.38 Fr. 125.69 Fr.      +0.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 186.85 Fr. 206.23 Fr.      +10.4 %
Rent Per Month
Geneva Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,085.80 Fr. 2,257.54 Fr.      +8.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,748.35 Fr. 1,615.00 Fr.      -7.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,136.02 Fr. 3,791.56 Fr.      -8.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,232.08 Fr. 2,714.17 Fr.      -16.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Geneva Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,668.44 Fr. 2,267.60 Fr.      +35.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,256.81 Fr. 1,466.93 Fr.      +16.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Geneva Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,933.00 Fr. 7,017.49 Fr.      +18.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.50 2.45      -2.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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