Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Zurich 

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Cost of Living in Zurich is 29.0% higher than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Zurich is 8.2% higher than in London
Rent Prices in Zurich are 17.8% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 27.4% higher than in London
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 60.6% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 48.6% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(22.61 Fr.)
22.11 £
(25.00 Fr.)
     +10.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(90.45 Fr.)
106.14 £
(120.00 Fr.)
     +32.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.04 Fr.)
14.15 £
(16.00 Fr.)
     +76.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(7.35 Fr.)
7.08 £
(8.00 Fr.)
     +8.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(5.65 Fr.)
6.19 £
(7.00 Fr.)
     +23.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.65 £
(4.13 Fr.)
4.75 £
(5.36 Fr.)
     +29.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £
(2.26 Fr.)
4.13 £
(4.67 Fr.)
     +106.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £
(1.72 Fr.)
3.83 £
(4.33 Fr.)
     +151.4 %
Markets
London Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.02 £
(5.68 Fr.)
5.74 £
(6.49 Fr.)
     +14.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 £
(1.60 Fr.)
2.62 £
(2.96 Fr.)
     +85.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.96 £
(1.09 Fr.)
1.43 £
(1.62 Fr.)
     +48.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.18 £
(3.59 Fr.)
5.24 £
(5.93 Fr.)
     +65.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.49 £
(3.95 Fr.)
8.86 £
(10.02 Fr.)
     +153.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.47 £
(3.92 Fr.)
9.25 £
(10.46 Fr.)
     +166.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.67 £
(6.41 Fr.)
16.71 £
(18.89 Fr.)
     +194.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 £
(1.35 Fr.)
1.26 £
(1.43 Fr.)
     +5.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 £
(0.71 Fr.)
0.82 £
(0.92 Fr.)
     +29.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 £
(1.36 Fr.)
1.06 £
(1.20 Fr.)
     -11.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.54 £
(1.74 Fr.)
1.87 £
(2.12 Fr.)
     +21.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 £
(0.66 Fr.)
0.83 £
(0.94 Fr.)
     +42.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.54 £
(0.61 Fr.)
0.90 £
(1.02 Fr.)
     +66.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 £
(1.14 Fr.)
1.87 £
(2.11 Fr.)
     +84.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 £
(1.48 Fr.)
1.00 £
(1.13 Fr.)
     -24.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 £
(10.74 Fr.)
10.61 £
(12.00 Fr.)
     +11.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.99 £
(2.25 Fr.)
1.82 £
(2.06 Fr.)
     -8.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 £
(2.78 Fr.)
2.40 £
(2.72 Fr.)
     -2.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(16.96 Fr.)
7.96 £
(9.00 Fr.)
     -46.9 %
Transportation
London Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.17 Fr.)
3.89 £
(4.40 Fr.)
     +39.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(226.12 Fr.)
76.95 £
(87.00 Fr.)
     -61.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £
(5.09 Fr.)
6.19 £
(7.00 Fr.)
     +37.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.54 Fr.)
5.41 £
(6.12 Fr.)
     +72.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(33.92 Fr.)
63.15 £
(71.40 Fr.)
     +110.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.75 £
(6.50 Fr.)
6.22 £
(7.03 Fr.)
     +8.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,035.00 £
(31,696.39 Fr.)
29,011.13 £
(32,800.00 Fr.)
     +3.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,862.14 £
(30,370.35 Fr.)
29,022.50 £
(32,812.86 Fr.)
     +8.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 293.89 £
(332.28 Fr.)
204.80 £
(231.55 Fr.)
     -30.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.56 £
(17.60 Fr.)
26.93 £
(30.45 Fr.)
     +73.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.63 £
(34.64 Fr.)
42.10 £
(47.59 Fr.)
     +37.4 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.52 £
(51.47 Fr.)
65.73 £
(74.32 Fr.)
     +44.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.51 £
(16.41 Fr.)
35.17 £
(39.76 Fr.)
     +142.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(16.96 Fr.)
17.69 £
(20.00 Fr.)
     +17.9 %
Childcare
London Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,853.11 £
(2,095.13 Fr.)
2,395.33 £
(2,708.17 Fr.)
     +29.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,143.18 £
(22,773.89 Fr.)
29,000.07 £
(32,787.50 Fr.)
     +44.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.77 £
(93.58 Fr.)
103.73 £
(117.28 Fr.)
     +25.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(45.57 Fr.)
51.54 £
(58.27 Fr.)
     +27.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.95 £
(101.69 Fr.)
100.15 £
(113.23 Fr.)
     +11.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 103.40 £
(116.90 Fr.)
166.82 £
(188.61 Fr.)
     +61.3 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,147.22 £
(2,427.65 Fr.)
1,922.69 £
(2,173.79 Fr.)
     -10.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,600.08 £
(1,809.05 Fr.)
1,463.55 £
(1,654.69 Fr.)
     -8.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,440.24 £
(5,020.14 Fr.)
3,244.00 £
(3,667.67 Fr.)
     -26.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,879.76 £
(3,255.86 Fr.)
2,462.86 £
(2,784.51 Fr.)
     -14.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,257.91 £
(1,422.19 Fr.)
1,924.37 £
(2,175.69 Fr.)
     +53.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 754.71 £
(853.27 Fr.)
1,310.73 £
(1,481.91 Fr.)
     +73.7 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,835.63 £
(4,336.56 Fr.)
6,167.40 £
(6,972.87 Fr.)
     +60.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.48 2.46      -55.1 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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