Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 31.6% lower than in Switzerland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 25.5% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 10.9% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 32.2% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 33.2% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 5.2% lower than in Switzerland
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Restaurants
Switzerland Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr.
(27.44 $)
18.22 Fr.
(20.00 $)
     -27.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 Fr.
(131.69 $)
68.34 Fr.
(75.00 $)
     -43.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr.
(16.46 $)
9.71 Fr.
(10.66 $)
     -35.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 Fr.
(7.68 $)
5.47 Fr.
(6.00 $)
     -21.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 Fr.
(6.58 $)
6.38 Fr.
(7.00 $)
     +6.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.82 Fr.
(5.29 $)
4.65 Fr.
(5.10 $)
     -3.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.24 Fr.
(4.65 $)
2.27 Fr.
(2.49 $)
     -46.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.82 Fr.
(4.19 $)
1.88 Fr.
(2.06 $)
     -50.8 %
Markets
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.36 Fr.
(6.98 $)
3.65 Fr.
(4.01 $)
     -42.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.82 Fr.
(3.09 $)
2.95 Fr.
(3.24 $)
     +4.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.30 Fr.
(1.42 $)
1.89 Fr.
(2.07 $)
     +45.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.13 Fr.
(6.73 $)
3.39 Fr.
(3.72 $)
     -44.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.99 Fr.
(12.06 $)
5.31 Fr.
(5.83 $)
     -51.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.78 Fr.
(11.83 $)
5.03 Fr.
(5.52 $)
     -53.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 22.00 Fr.
(24.14 $)
6.63 Fr.
(7.28 $)
     -69.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.67 Fr.
(1.83 $)
2.20 Fr.
(2.41 $)
     +31.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.12 Fr.
(1.23 $)
0.69 Fr.
(0.76 $)
     -37.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.32 Fr.
(1.45 $)
1.86 Fr.
(2.04 $)
     +41.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.75 Fr.
(1.93 $)
2.03 Fr.
(2.23 $)
     +15.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.07 Fr.
(1.17 $)
1.25 Fr.
(1.37 $)
     +16.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 Fr.
(1.15 $)
1.26 Fr.
(1.38 $)
     +19.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.18 Fr.
(2.39 $)
1.96 Fr.
(2.15 $)
     -9.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 Fr.
(1.40 $)
1.99 Fr.
(2.19 $)
     +55.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 Fr.
(13.17 $)
13.67 Fr.
(15.00 $)
     +13.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.05 Fr.
(2.24 $)
1.61 Fr.
(1.76 $)
     -21.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 Fr.
(2.66 $)
3.24 Fr.
(3.55 $)
     +33.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 Fr.
(9.88 $)
9.11 Fr.
(10.00 $)
     +1.2 %
Transportation
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 Fr.
(3.84 $)
2.28 Fr.
(2.50 $)
     -34.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 Fr.
(87.79 $)
65.61 Fr.
(72.00 $)
     -18.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 Fr.
(7.68 $)
3.42 Fr.
(3.75 $)
     -51.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 Fr.
(7.06 $)
2.55 Fr.
(2.80 $)
     -60.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 69.00 Fr.
(75.72 $)
27.34 Fr.
(30.00 $)
     -60.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.08 Fr.
(7.77 $)
3.33 Fr.
(3.65 $)
     -53.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,800.00 Fr.
(35,995.15 $)
30,070.72 Fr.
(33,000.00 $)
     -8.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,142.99 Fr.
(36,371.55 $)
23,761.88 Fr.
(26,076.59 $)
     -28.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 235.14 Fr.
(258.05 $)
188.02 Fr.
(206.33 $)
     -20.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 48.02 Fr.
(52.70 $)
47.62 Fr.
(52.26 $)
     -0.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.90 Fr.
(53.67 $)
64.80 Fr.
(71.11 $)
     +32.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.67 Fr.
(84.14 $)
43.88 Fr.
(48.15 $)
     -42.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.28 Fr.
(42.01 $)
20.74 Fr.
(22.76 $)
     -45.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19.25 Fr.
(21.13 $)
12.76 Fr.
(14.00 $)
     -33.7 %
Childcare
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,475.82 Fr.
(2,717.00 $)
1,256.94 Fr.
(1,379.38 $)
     -49.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,241.04 Fr.
(32,089.50 $)
20,933.75 Fr.
(22,972.96 $)
     -28.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 112.55 Fr.
(123.52 $)
47.84 Fr.
(52.50 $)
     -57.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.36 Fr.
(60.75 $)
39.82 Fr.
(43.70 $)
     -28.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.96 Fr.
(130.55 $)
81.04 Fr.
(88.94 $)
     -31.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.82 Fr.
(177.58 $)
105.13 Fr.
(115.37 $)
     -35.0 %
Rent Per Month
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,776.56 Fr.
(1,949.62 $)
1,614.79 Fr.
(1,772.09 $)
     -9.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,390.63 Fr.
(1,526.09 $)
1,328.41 Fr.
(1,457.81 $)
     -4.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,132.21 Fr.
(3,437.33 $)
2,706.22 Fr.
(2,969.84 $)
     -13.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,507.84 Fr.
(2,752.13 $)
2,197.79 Fr.
(2,411.88 $)
     -12.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,415.21 Fr.
(1,553.07 $)
305.13 Fr.
(334.85 $)
     -78.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,036.49 Fr.
(1,137.46 $)
241.20 Fr.
(264.70 $)
     -76.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,899.56 Fr.
(6,474.25 $)
4,167.05 Fr.
(4,572.98 $)
     -29.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.51 6.56      +161.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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