Cost of Living Comparison Between Zurich and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 13.9% lower than in Zurich (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 10.1% higher than in Zurich
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 58.9% higher than in Zurich
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 5.3% lower than in Zurich
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 16.9% lower than in Zurich
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 28.2% lower than in Zurich
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Restaurants
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr.
(28.27 $)
26.53 Fr.
(30.00 $)
     +6.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 Fr.
(135.71 $)
112.74 Fr.
(127.50 $)
     -6.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.00 Fr.
(18.09 $)
10.61 Fr.
(12.00 $)
     -33.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr.
(9.05 $)
7.52 Fr.
(8.50 $)
     -6.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 Fr.
(7.92 $)
8.84 Fr.
(10.00 $)
     +26.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.42 Fr.
(6.13 $)
5.08 Fr.
(5.75 $)
     -6.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.88 Fr.
(5.52 $)
2.58 Fr.
(2.92 $)
     -47.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.41 Fr.
(4.99 $)
2.01 Fr.
(2.27 $)
     -54.5 %
Markets
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.52 Fr.
(7.38 $)
4.96 Fr.
(5.61 $)
     -24.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.06 Fr.
(3.46 $)
3.82 Fr.
(4.33 $)
     +25.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.45 Fr.
(1.64 $)
2.87 Fr.
(3.25 $)
     +97.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.42 Fr.
(7.26 $)
5.02 Fr.
(5.68 $)
     -21.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.41 Fr.
(12.90 $)
6.77 Fr.
(7.65 $)
     -40.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.41 Fr.
(11.77 $)
6.39 Fr.
(7.22 $)
     -38.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.46 Fr.
(27.66 $)
8.00 Fr.
(9.04 $)
     -67.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.65 Fr.
(1.87 $)
2.77 Fr.
(3.13 $)
     +67.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.07 Fr.
(1.21 $)
0.81 Fr.
(0.91 $)
     -24.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.37 Fr.
(1.55 $)
2.36 Fr.
(2.67 $)
     +72.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.81 Fr.
(2.04 $)
2.49 Fr.
(2.82 $)
     +37.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.01 Fr.
(1.14 $)
1.63 Fr.
(1.85 $)
     +61.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 Fr.
(1.32 $)
1.54 Fr.
(1.74 $)
     +31.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.14 Fr.
(2.42 $)
2.54 Fr.
(2.88 $)
     +18.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.47 Fr.
(1.66 $)
2.16 Fr.
(2.45 $)
     +47.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.
(13.57 $)
17.69 Fr.
(20.00 $)
     +47.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.18 Fr.
(2.46 $)
2.12 Fr.
(2.39 $)
     -2.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.76 Fr.
(3.12 $)
3.38 Fr.
(3.83 $)
     +22.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 Fr.
(10.18 $)
15.03 Fr.
(17.00 $)
     +67.0 %
Transportation
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.45 Fr.
(5.03 $)
2.56 Fr.
(2.90 $)
     -42.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 93.50 Fr.
(105.74 $)
116.72 Fr.
(132.00 $)
     +24.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 Fr.
(9.05 $)
4.42 Fr.
(5.00 $)
     -44.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 Fr.
(9.10 $)
2.87 Fr.
(3.25 $)
     -64.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 80.00 Fr.
(90.47 $)
26.53 Fr.
(30.00 $)
     -66.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.00 Fr.
(7.91 $)
3.47 Fr.
(3.93 $)
     -50.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,800.00 Fr.
(37,093.41 $)
24,759.11 Fr.
(28,000.00 $)
     -24.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,656.36 Fr.
(38,061.86 $)
22,890.40 Fr.
(25,886.68 $)
     -32.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 275.81 Fr.
(311.91 $)
146.88 Fr.
(166.11 $)
     -46.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 32.85 Fr.
(37.15 $)
54.53 Fr.
(61.67 $)
     +66.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.55 Fr.
(52.64 $)
61.04 Fr.
(69.03 $)
     +31.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 86.07 Fr.
(97.34 $)
101.13 Fr.
(114.37 $)
     +17.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44.90 Fr.
(50.78 $)
58.21 Fr.
(65.83 $)
     +29.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr.
(22.62 $)
17.69 Fr.
(20.00 $)
     -11.6 %
Childcare
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,814.62 Fr.
(3,183.04 $)
2,704.00 Fr.
(3,057.95 $)
     -3.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,166.67 Fr.
(37,508.08 $)
55,929.07 Fr.
(63,250.00 $)
     +68.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 129.96 Fr.
(146.97 $)
61.33 Fr.
(69.36 $)
     -52.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.27 Fr.
(80.60 $)
40.16 Fr.
(45.42 $)
     -43.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.88 Fr.
(145.75 $)
87.27 Fr.
(98.69 $)
     -32.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 214.73 Fr.
(242.84 $)
145.23 Fr.
(164.24 $)
     -32.4 %
Rent Per Month
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,392.03 Fr.
(2,705.14 $)
3,652.45 Fr.
(4,130.55 $)
     +52.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,647.67 Fr.
(1,863.34 $)
2,447.55 Fr.
(2,767.93 $)
     +48.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,990.91 Fr.
(4,513.31 $)
7,256.84 Fr.
(8,206.74 $)
     +81.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,766.97 Fr.
(3,129.16 $)
3,803.65 Fr.
(4,301.54 $)
     +37.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,213.41 Fr.
(2,503.13 $)
1,388.99 Fr.
(1,570.81 $)
     -37.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,466.93 Fr.
(1,658.94 $)
1,029.86 Fr.
(1,164.67 $)
     -29.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Zurich Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,079.34 Fr.
(8,006.00 $)
5,592.13 Fr.
(6,324.12 $)
     -21.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.38 6.65      +179.6 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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