Cost of Living Comparison Between Zurich and Barcelona 

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Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 51.73% lower than in Zurich (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 51.53% lower than in Zurich
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 51.10% lower than in Zurich
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 48.88% lower than in Zurich
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 62.36% lower than in Zurich
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 40.39% lower than in Zurich
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Restaurants
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr.
(24.72 €)
13.10 Fr.
(12.95 €)
     -47.61 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 110.00 Fr.
(108.75 €)
55.63 Fr.
(55.00 €)
     -49.43 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr.
(14.83 €)
9.26 Fr.
(9.16 €)
     -38.24 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 Fr.
(6.92 €)
3.03 Fr.
(3.00 €)
     -56.65 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 Fr.
(6.92 €)
3.69 Fr.
(3.65 €)
     -47.26 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.13 Fr.
(5.07 €)
2.44 Fr.
(2.41 €)
     -52.42 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.55 Fr.
(4.50 €)
1.98 Fr.
(1.95 €)
     -56.55 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.33 Fr.
(4.28 €)
1.33 Fr.
(1.31 €)
     -69.31 %
Markets
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.62 Fr.
(6.54 €)
3.55 Fr.
(3.51 €)
     -46.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.71 Fr.
(2.68 €)
1.14 Fr.
(1.13 €)
     -57.98 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.47 Fr.
(1.45 €)
0.56 Fr.
(0.56 €)
     -61.60 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.24 Fr.
(6.17 €)
2.59 Fr.
(2.57 €)
     -58.44 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 12.48 Fr.
(12.34 €)
5.42 Fr.
(5.36 €)
     -56.52 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.64 Fr.
(12.49 €)
3.12 Fr.
(3.08 €)
     -75.32 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 22.30 Fr.
(22.04 €)
5.22 Fr.
(5.16 €)
     -76.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.66 Fr.
(1.64 €)
0.91 Fr.
(0.90 €)
     -45.01 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.22 Fr.
(1.21 €)
0.79 Fr.
(0.79 €)
     -34.99 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.33 Fr.
(1.32 €)
0.82 Fr.
(0.81 €)
     -38.72 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.08 Fr.
(2.06 €)
0.86 Fr.
(0.85 €)
     -58.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 Fr.
(1.04 €)
0.59 Fr.
(0.58 €)
     -43.83 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 Fr.
(1.04 €)
0.66 Fr.
(0.65 €)
     -37.05 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.33 Fr.
(2.30 €)
1.02 Fr.
(1.01 €)
     -56.09 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.30 Fr.
(1.29 €)
0.79 Fr.
(0.78 €)
     -39.21 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 Fr.
(13.84 €)
5.06 Fr.
(5.00 €)
     -63.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 Fr.
(2.01 €)
1.15 Fr.
(1.14 €)
     -43.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 Fr.
(2.64 €)
1.82 Fr.
(1.79 €)
     -32.12 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.60 Fr.
(8.50 €)
5.06 Fr.
(5.00 €)
     -41.19 %
Transportation
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 Fr.
(4.35 €)
2.43 Fr.
(2.40 €)
     -44.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 Fr.
(84.04 €)
40.46 Fr.
(40.00 €)
     -52.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.25 Fr.
(6.18 €)
3.03 Fr.
(3.00 €)
     -51.45 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 Fr.
(7.96 €)
3.26 Fr.
(3.22 €)
     -59.54 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 79.90 Fr.
(79.00 €)
24.22 Fr.
(23.95 €)
     -69.68 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.86 Fr.
(7.77 €)
7.45 Fr.
(7.37 €)
     -5.21 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,075.00 Fr.
(30,723.18 €)
24,274.83 Fr.
(24,000.00 €)
     -21.88 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,664.41 Fr.
(30,317.24 €)
24,666.42 Fr.
(24,387.15 €)
     -19.56 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 248.35 Fr.
(245.54 €)
170.10 Fr.
(168.17 €)
     -31.51 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 Fr.
(0.25 €)
0.20 Fr.
(0.20 €)
     -18.86 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.12 Fr.
(48.56 €)
38.87 Fr.
(38.43 €)
     -20.85 %
Sports And Leisure
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.35 Fr.
(86.36 €)
40.92 Fr.
(40.46 €)
     -53.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.83 Fr.
(37.40 €)
24.15 Fr.
(23.88 €)
     -36.17 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr.
(19.77 €)
9.10 Fr.
(9.00 €)
     -54.48 %
Childcare
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,787.50 Fr.
(2,755.94 €)
522.29 Fr.
(516.38 €)
     -81.26 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,311.11 Fr.
(28,979.26 €)
11,710.99 Fr.
(11,578.40 €)
     -60.05 %
Clothing And Shoes
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 96.47 Fr.
(95.38 €)
72.12 Fr.
(71.30 €)
     -25.24 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.94 Fr.
(49.38 €)
31.96 Fr.
(31.60 €)
     -36.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 108.00 Fr.
(106.78 €)
76.83 Fr.
(75.96 €)
     -28.86 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 174.56 Fr.
(172.59 €)
112.85 Fr.
(111.58 €)
     -35.35 %
Rent Per Month
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,987.57 Fr.
(1,965.07 €)
991.22 Fr.
(980.00 €)
     -50.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,525.62 Fr.
(1,508.35 €)
797.93 Fr.
(788.90 €)
     -47.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,660.00 Fr.
(3,618.56 €)
1,718.94 Fr.
(1,699.48 €)
     -53.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,664.29 Fr.
(2,634.12 €)
1,304.94 Fr.
(1,290.16 €)
     -51.02 %
Buy Apartment Price
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,550.27 Fr.
(1,532.72 €)
450.64 Fr.
(445.54 €)
     -70.93 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 942.07 Fr.
(931.41 €)
275.59 Fr.
(272.47 €)
     -70.75 %
Salaries And Financing
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,810.06 Fr.
(6,732.96 €)
1,967.73 Fr.
(1,945.45 €)
     -71.11 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.39 2.11      +52.06 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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