Cost of Living Comparison Between Zurich and Barcelona 

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Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 50.12% lower than in Zurich (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 50.40% lower than in Zurich
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 50.97% lower than in Zurich
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 49.10% lower than in Zurich
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 60.24% lower than in Zurich
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 51.58% lower than in Zurich
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Restaurants
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr.
(22.66 €)
13.24 Fr.
(12.00 €)
     -47.04 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 110.00 Fr.
(99.69 €)
55.17 Fr.
(50.00 €)
     -49.85 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr.
(13.59 €)
8.83 Fr.
(8.00 €)
     -41.15 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 Fr.
(6.34 €)
3.31 Fr.
(3.00 €)
     -52.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.42 Fr.
(5.82 €)
3.42 Fr.
(3.10 €)
     -46.73 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.95 Fr.
(4.49 €)
2.02 Fr.
(1.83 €)
     -59.23 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.44 Fr.
(4.03 €)
2.07 Fr.
(1.88 €)
     -53.40 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.06 Fr.
(3.68 €)
1.50 Fr.
(1.36 €)
     -62.89 %
Markets
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.08 Fr.
(5.51 €)
3.69 Fr.
(3.34 €)
     -39.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.42 Fr.
(2.19 €)
1.28 Fr.
(1.16 €)
     -46.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.29 Fr.
(1.17 €)
0.56 Fr.
(0.51 €)
     -56.32 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.71 Fr.
(5.17 €)
2.35 Fr.
(2.13 €)
     -58.85 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.65 Fr.
(10.56 €)
4.94 Fr.
(4.48 €)
     -57.60 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.79 Fr.
(11.59 €)
3.15 Fr.
(2.85 €)
     -75.39 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 22.02 Fr.
(19.95 €)
6.04 Fr.
(5.47 €)
     -72.58 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.71 Fr.
(1.55 €)
0.91 Fr.
(0.83 €)
     -46.63 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.21 Fr.
(1.09 €)
0.87 Fr.
(0.78 €)
     -28.32 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 Fr.
(1.39 €)
0.85 Fr.
(0.77 €)
     -44.62 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.97 Fr.
(1.78 €)
0.93 Fr.
(0.84 €)
     -52.73 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.14 Fr.
(1.03 €)
0.63 Fr.
(0.57 €)
     -44.50 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 Fr.
(1.08 €)
0.59 Fr.
(0.53 €)
     -50.86 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 Fr.
(2.16 €)
1.10 Fr.
(0.99 €)
     -53.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.02 Fr.
(0.92 €)
0.79 Fr.
(0.72 €)
     -22.33 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 Fr.
(13.59 €)
5.52 Fr.
(5.00 €)
     -63.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.79 Fr.
(1.62 €)
1.22 Fr.
(1.11 €)
     -31.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 Fr.
(2.13 €)
1.83 Fr.
(1.66 €)
     -22.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.80 Fr.
(7.98 €)
5.52 Fr.
(5.00 €)
     -37.31 %
Transportation
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.20 Fr.
(3.81 €)
2.56 Fr.
(2.32 €)
     -39.05 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 Fr.
(77.03 €)
44.14 Fr.
(40.00 €)
     -48.08 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 Fr.
(6.25 €)
3.31 Fr.
(3.00 €)
     -52.03 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.12 Fr.
(5.54 €)
2.08 Fr.
(1.88 €)
     -66.03 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 69.00 Fr.
(62.53 €)
24.55 Fr.
(22.25 €)
     -64.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.80 Fr.
(5.25 €)
5.30 Fr.
(4.80 €)
     -8.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,725.00 Fr.
(26,939.42 €)
24,274.84 Fr.
(22,000.00 €)
     -18.34 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,239.00 Fr.
(24,686.38 €)
24,651.81 Fr.
(22,341.65 €)
     -9.50 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 194.22 Fr.
(176.02 €)
153.42 Fr.
(139.04 €)
     -21.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 Fr.
(0.27 €)
0.17 Fr.
(0.15 €)
     -42.52 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.63 Fr.
(52.23 €)
45.93 Fr.
(41.63 €)
     -20.30 %
Sports And Leisure
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.71 Fr.
(76.77 €)
48.07 Fr.
(43.56 €)
     -43.26 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.11 Fr.
(30.01 €)
23.81 Fr.
(21.58 €)
     -28.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr.
(18.13 €)
9.93 Fr.
(9.00 €)
     -50.35 %
Childcare
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,543.45 Fr.
(2,305.10 €)
485.50 Fr.
(440.00 €)
     -80.91 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,420.75 Fr.
(28,476.26 €)
9,820.28 Fr.
(8,900.00 €)
     -68.75 %
Clothing And Shoes
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.16 Fr.
(91.68 €)
79.48 Fr.
(72.03 €)
     -21.43 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.21 Fr.
(46.41 €)
32.97 Fr.
(29.88 €)
     -35.62 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.12 Fr.
(98.89 €)
89.56 Fr.
(81.17 €)
     -17.92 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.80 Fr.
(150.26 €)
106.71 Fr.
(96.71 €)
     -35.64 %
Rent Per Month
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,970.26 Fr.
(1,785.63 €)
1,014.74 Fr.
(919.64 €)
     -48.50 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,401.47 Fr.
(1,270.14 €)
805.29 Fr.
(729.82 €)
     -42.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,776.56 Fr.
(3,422.65 €)
1,718.15 Fr.
(1,557.14 €)
     -54.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,588.46 Fr.
(2,345.89 €)
1,236.08 Fr.
(1,120.25 €)
     -52.25 %
Buy Apartment Price
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,203.34 Fr.
(1,090.57 €)
487.04 Fr.
(441.40 €)
     -59.53 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 786.10 Fr.
(712.44 €)
310.09 Fr.
(281.03 €)
     -60.55 %
Salaries And Financing
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,613.00 Fr.
(5,993.28 €)
1,588.29 Fr.
(1,439.44 €)
     -75.98 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.25 2.08      +66.17 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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