Cost of Living Comparison Between Zurich and Geneva 

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Consumer Prices in Geneva are 7.0% lower than in Zurich (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Geneva are 3.9% lower than in Zurich
Rent Prices in Geneva are 2.3% higher than in Zurich
Restaurant Prices in Geneva are 1.2% lower than in Zurich
Groceries Prices in Geneva are 5.7% lower than in Zurich
Local Purchasing Power in Geneva is 14.0% lower than in Zurich
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Restaurants
Zurich Edit Geneva 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) 16.00 Fr. 15.50 Fr.      -3.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr. 8.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 Fr. 8.00 Fr.      +14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.43 Fr. 4.80 Fr.      -11.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.94 Fr. 4.50 Fr.      -8.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.36 Fr. 3.73 Fr.      -14.5 %
Markets
Zurich Edit Geneva Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.49 Fr. 5.88 Fr.      -9.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.08 Fr. 3.01 Fr.      -2.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.45 Fr. 1.49 Fr.      +3.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.49 Fr. 6.26 Fr.      -3.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.13 Fr. 9.65 Fr.      -13.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.25 Fr. 10.84 Fr.      +5.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.44 Fr. 21.01 Fr.      -14.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.63 Fr. 1.65 Fr.      +1.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 Fr. 1.15 Fr.      +9.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.40 Fr. 1.33 Fr.      -4.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.85 Fr. 1.83 Fr.      -1.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 Fr. 1.06 Fr.      +7.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 Fr. 1.05 Fr.      -9.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.14 Fr. 2.19 Fr.      +2.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.36 Fr. 1.31 Fr.      -3.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr. 12.75 Fr.      +6.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 Fr. 2.69 Fr.      +21.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.77 Fr. 2.62 Fr.      -5.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 Fr. 8.60 Fr.      -4.4 %
Transportation
Zurich Edit Geneva Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 Fr. 3.00 Fr.      -31.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 Fr. 70.00 Fr.      -30.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 Fr. 6.00 Fr.      -25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 Fr. 4.83 Fr.      -40.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 80.00 Fr. 52.50 Fr.      -34.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.00 Fr. 7.48 Fr.      +6.9 %
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) 33,656.36 Fr. 31,971.43 Fr.      -5.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Zurich Edit Geneva Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 272.94 Fr. 199.32 Fr.      -27.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 32.80 Fr. 54.14 Fr.      +65.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.29 Fr. 50.83 Fr.      +9.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Zurich Edit Geneva Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.07 Fr. 73.21 Fr.      -15.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.71 Fr. 28.37 Fr.      -35.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr. 20.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Childcare
Zurich Edit Geneva Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,814.62 Fr. 3,104.62 Fr.      +10.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,166.67 Fr. 27,522.22 Fr.      -17.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Zurich Edit Geneva Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 129.96 Fr. 95.82 Fr.      -26.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 69.92 Fr. 65.22 Fr.      -6.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 126.69 Fr. 119.09 Fr.      -6.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 210.12 Fr. 186.60 Fr.      -11.2 %
Rent Per Month
Zurich Edit Geneva Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,448.38 Fr. 2,137.18 Fr.      -12.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,714.12 Fr. 1,785.48 Fr.      +4.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,028.12 Fr. 4,148.98 Fr.      +3.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,790.94 Fr. 3,165.35 Fr.      +13.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Zurich Edit Geneva Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,203.48 Fr. 1,668.44 Fr.      -24.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,426.18 Fr. 1,222.50 Fr.      -14.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Zurich Edit Geneva Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,993.15 Fr. 5,784.63 Fr.      -17.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.34 2.50      +7.0 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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