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Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 41.42% lower than in Switzerland
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 35.43% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 19.60% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 41.62% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 44.41% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 7.27% lower than in Switzerland
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr.
(25.25 $)
14.85 Fr.
(15.00 $)
     -40.59 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 Fr.
(100.99 $)
49.51 Fr.
(50.00 $)
     -50.49 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 Fr.
(13.13 $)
7.18 Fr.
(7.25 $)
     -44.78 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 Fr.
(7.07 $)
4.46 Fr.
(4.50 $)
     -36.34 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 Fr.
(6.06 $)
5.94 Fr.
(6.00 $)
     -0.98 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.55 Fr.
(4.59 $)
4.08 Fr.
(4.12 $)
     -10.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.97 Fr.
(4.01 $)
1.79 Fr.
(1.81 $)
     -54.79 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.32 Fr.
(3.35 $)
1.46 Fr.
(1.47 $)
     -56.10 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.98 Fr.
(6.04 $)
3.08 Fr.
(3.11 $)
     -48.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.43 Fr.
(2.45 $)
2.35 Fr.
(2.37 $)
     -3.43 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.27 Fr.
(1.28 $)
1.73 Fr.
(1.74 $)
     +36.24 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.42 Fr.
(5.47 $)
2.25 Fr.
(2.28 $)
     -58.41 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.48 Fr.
(10.59 $)
4.68 Fr.
(4.72 $)
     -55.38 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 11.42 Fr.
(11.53 $)
3.83 Fr.
(3.87 $)
     -66.44 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 22.69 Fr.
(22.91 $)
5.18 Fr.
(5.23 $)
     -77.19 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 Fr.
(1.83 $)
2.00 Fr.
(2.02 $)
     +10.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.35 Fr.
(1.36 $)
0.68 Fr.
(0.69 $)
     -49.64 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.68 Fr.
(1.70 $)
1.78 Fr.
(1.80 $)
     +5.97 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.86 Fr.
(1.88 $)
1.80 Fr.
(1.82 $)
     -3.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.27 Fr.
(1.28 $)
1.16 Fr.
(1.17 $)
     -8.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 Fr.
(1.20 $)
1.16 Fr.
(1.17 $)
     -2.84 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.32 Fr.
(2.34 $)
1.55 Fr.
(1.57 $)
     -33.06 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 Fr.
(0.86 $)
1.77 Fr.
(1.79 $)
     +107.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 Fr.
(13.13 $)
11.88 Fr.
(12.00 $)
     -8.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.79 Fr.
(1.81 $)
2.11 Fr.
(2.14 $)
     +18.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 Fr.
(2.32 $)
2.82 Fr.
(2.84 $)
     +22.34 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 Fr.
(8.58 $)
7.42 Fr.
(7.49 $)
     -12.75 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.40 Fr.
(3.43 $)
2.23 Fr.
(2.25 $)
     -34.47 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 78.00 Fr.
(78.77 $)
69.31 Fr.
(70.00 $)
     -11.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.80 Fr.
(6.87 $)
3.47 Fr.
(3.50 $)
     -49.03 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 Fr.
(6.50 $)
2.72 Fr.
(2.75 $)
     -57.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 70.00 Fr.
(70.69 $)
27.73 Fr.
(28.00 $)
     -60.39 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.25 Fr.
(6.31 $)
2.74 Fr.
(2.77 $)
     -56.11 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 Fr.
(25,247.25 $)
21,784.55 Fr.
(22,000.00 $)
     -12.86 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,858.50 Fr.
(27,124.13 $)
20,504.00 Fr.
(20,706.78 $)
     -23.66 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 189.99 Fr.
(191.87 $)
150.37 Fr.
(151.86 $)
     -20.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 Fr.
(0.24 $)
0.12 Fr.
(0.12 $)
     -47.89 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.13 Fr.
(58.71 $)
62.40 Fr.
(63.02 $)
     +7.35 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.26 Fr.
(82.06 $)
35.73 Fr.
(36.08 $)
     -56.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.97 Fr.
(33.30 $)
14.97 Fr.
(15.11 $)
     -54.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 Fr.
(18.18 $)
11.88 Fr.
(12.00 $)
     -33.99 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,232.94 Fr.
(2,255.02 $)
890.49 Fr.
(899.29 $)
     -60.12 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,684.72 Fr.
(26,948.63 $)
15,997.07 Fr.
(16,155.28 $)
     -40.05 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.26 Fr.
(107.31 $)
42.64 Fr.
(43.06 $)
     -59.87 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.94 Fr.
(50.43 $)
34.34 Fr.
(34.68 $)
     -31.24 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 111.62 Fr.
(112.73 $)
73.15 Fr.
(73.88 $)
     -34.46 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 160.20 Fr.
(161.79 $)
93.33 Fr.
(94.26 $)
     -41.74 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,445.01 Fr.
(1,459.30 $)
1,277.36 Fr.
(1,289.99 $)
     -11.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,145.03 Fr.
(1,156.36 $)
1,013.91 Fr.
(1,023.93 $)
     -11.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,713.09 Fr.
(2,739.92 $)
2,074.77 Fr.
(2,095.29 $)
     -23.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,147.00 Fr.
(2,168.24 $)
1,623.61 Fr.
(1,639.66 $)
     -24.38 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,004.27 Fr.
(1,014.20 $)
241.17 Fr.
(243.56 $)
     -75.99 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 711.34 Fr.
(718.37 $)
173.95 Fr.
(175.67 $)
     -75.55 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,301.37 Fr.
(5,353.80 $)
3,173.92 Fr.
(3,205.31 $)
     -40.13 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.62 4.35      +168.28 %
Last update: November 2019November 2019
Contributors:120325043
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CHF