Cost of Living Comparison Between Zurich and Barcelona 

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Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 53.5% lower than in Zurich (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 52.2% lower than in Zurich
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 49.7% lower than in Zurich
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 51.0% lower than in Zurich
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 60.0% lower than in Zurich
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 43.9% lower than in Zurich
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Restaurants
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr.
(26.22 €)
14.30 Fr.
(15.00 €)
     -42.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 Fr.
(125.86 €)
52.44 Fr.
(55.00 €)
     -56.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.00 Fr.
(16.78 €)
9.53 Fr.
(10.00 €)
     -40.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr.
(8.39 €)
2.86 Fr.
(3.00 €)
     -64.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 Fr.
(7.34 €)
3.34 Fr.
(3.50 €)
     -52.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.43 Fr.
(5.69 €)
2.11 Fr.
(2.21 €)
     -61.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.94 Fr.
(5.18 €)
1.96 Fr.
(2.06 €)
     -60.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.36 Fr.
(4.57 €)
1.47 Fr.
(1.55 €)
     -66.2 %
Markets
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.49 Fr.
(6.81 €)
3.82 Fr.
(4.01 €)
     -41.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.08 Fr.
(3.23 €)
1.22 Fr.
(1.28 €)
     -60.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.45 Fr.
(1.52 €)
0.63 Fr.
(0.66 €)
     -56.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.49 Fr.
(6.81 €)
2.59 Fr.
(2.72 €)
     -60.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.13 Fr.
(11.68 €)
5.53 Fr.
(5.80 €)
     -50.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.25 Fr.
(10.75 €)
3.47 Fr.
(3.64 €)
     -66.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.44 Fr.
(25.63 €)
5.87 Fr.
(6.15 €)
     -76.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.63 Fr.
(1.71 €)
0.87 Fr.
(0.91 €)
     -46.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 Fr.
(1.10 €)
0.75 Fr.
(0.78 €)
     -28.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.40 Fr.
(1.46 €)
0.71 Fr.
(0.75 €)
     -49.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.85 Fr.
(1.94 €)
1.01 Fr.
(1.06 €)
     -45.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 Fr.
(1.04 €)
0.69 Fr.
(0.72 €)
     -30.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 Fr.
(1.21 €)
0.69 Fr.
(0.72 €)
     -40.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.14 Fr.
(2.25 €)
1.01 Fr.
(1.06 €)
     -52.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.36 Fr.
(1.42 €)
0.74 Fr.
(0.77 €)
     -45.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.
(12.59 €)
5.72 Fr.
(6.00 €)
     -52.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 Fr.
(2.32 €)
1.07 Fr.
(1.12 €)
     -51.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.77 Fr.
(2.90 €)
1.50 Fr.
(1.58 €)
     -45.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 Fr.
(9.44 €)
4.86 Fr.
(5.10 €)
     -46.0 %
Transportation
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 Fr.
(4.61 €)
2.29 Fr.
(2.40 €)
     -48.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 Fr.
(104.88 €)
23.31 Fr.
(24.45 €)
     -76.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 Fr.
(8.39 €)
2.86 Fr.
(3.00 €)
     -64.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 Fr.
(8.44 €)
3.38 Fr.
(3.54 €)
     -58.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 80.00 Fr.
(83.90 €)
23.53 Fr.
(24.68 €)
     -70.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.00 Fr.
(7.34 €)
6.00 Fr.
(6.30 €)
     -14.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,800.00 Fr.
(34,401.02 €)
28,191.91 Fr.
(29,568.00 €)
     -14.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,656.36 Fr.
(35,299.17 €)
24,269.23 Fr.
(25,453.85 €)
     -27.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 272.94 Fr.
(286.26 €)
157.72 Fr.
(165.42 €)
     -42.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 32.80 Fr.
(34.40 €)
15.72 Fr.
(16.49 €)
     -52.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.29 Fr.
(48.55 €)
32.16 Fr.
(33.73 €)
     -30.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.07 Fr.
(91.32 €)
45.30 Fr.
(47.51 €)
     -48.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.71 Fr.
(45.85 €)
20.40 Fr.
(21.40 €)
     -53.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr.
(20.98 €)
8.58 Fr.
(9.00 €)
     -57.1 %
Childcare
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,814.62 Fr.
(2,952.00 €)
499.76 Fr.
(524.15 €)
     -82.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,166.67 Fr.
(34,785.58 €)
10,631.78 Fr.
(11,150.74 €)
     -67.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 129.96 Fr.
(136.30 €)
73.62 Fr.
(77.21 €)
     -43.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 69.92 Fr.
(73.33 €)
29.63 Fr.
(31.08 €)
     -57.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 126.69 Fr.
(132.88 €)
82.92 Fr.
(86.97 €)
     -34.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 210.12 Fr.
(220.38 €)
100.34 Fr.
(105.24 €)
     -52.2 %
Rent Per Month
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,448.38 Fr.
(2,567.89 €)
1,181.31 Fr.
(1,238.97 €)
     -51.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,714.12 Fr.
(1,797.79 €)
899.29 Fr.
(943.18 €)
     -47.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,028.12 Fr.
(4,224.74 €)
1,976.94 Fr.
(2,073.44 €)
     -50.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,790.94 Fr.
(2,927.17 €)
1,465.66 Fr.
(1,537.21 €)
     -47.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,203.48 Fr.
(2,311.04 €)
499.65 Fr.
(524.04 €)
     -77.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,426.18 Fr.
(1,495.80 €)
321.94 Fr.
(337.65 €)
     -77.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Zurich Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,993.15 Fr.
(7,334.50 €)
1,875.31 Fr.
(1,966.85 €)
     -73.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.34 3.53      +51.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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