Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 34.3% lower than in Switzerland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 28.5% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 15.1% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 34.5% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 35.6% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 3.8% lower than in Switzerland
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Restaurants
Switzerland Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.33 $
(25.00 Fr.)
20.00 $
(17.65 Fr.)
     -29.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 135.97 $
(120.00 Fr.)
75.00 $
(66.19 Fr.)
     -44.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 17.00 $
(15.00 Fr.)
10.50 $
(9.27 Fr.)
     -38.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.93 $
(7.00 Fr.)
6.00 $
(5.30 Fr.)
     -24.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.80 $
(6.00 Fr.)
7.00 $
(6.18 Fr.)
     +3.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.46 $
(4.82 Fr.)
5.08 $
(4.48 Fr.)
     -6.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.81 $
(4.25 Fr.)
2.47 $
(2.18 Fr.)
     -48.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.32 $
(3.81 Fr.)
2.03 $
(1.79 Fr.)
     -52.9 %
Markets
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.18 $
(6.33 Fr.)
4.02 $
(3.54 Fr.)
     -44.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.18 $
(2.81 Fr.)
3.23 $
(2.85 Fr.)
     +1.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.46 $
(1.29 Fr.)
2.06 $
(1.82 Fr.)
     +40.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.89 $
(6.08 Fr.)
3.73 $
(3.29 Fr.)
     -45.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 12.52 $
(11.05 Fr.)
5.82 $
(5.14 Fr.)
     -53.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.37 $
(10.91 Fr.)
5.52 $
(4.87 Fr.)
     -55.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.86 $
(21.94 Fr.)
7.24 $
(6.39 Fr.)
     -70.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 $
(1.67 Fr.)
2.41 $
(2.13 Fr.)
     +27.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.27 $
(1.13 Fr.)
0.76 $
(0.67 Fr.)
     -40.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.51 $
(1.33 Fr.)
2.03 $
(1.79 Fr.)
     +34.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.02 $
(1.79 Fr.)
2.22 $
(1.96 Fr.)
     +9.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 $
(1.07 Fr.)
1.37 $
(1.21 Fr.)
     +12.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $
(1.05 Fr.)
1.38 $
(1.22 Fr.)
     +16.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.48 $
(2.19 Fr.)
2.15 $
(1.90 Fr.)
     -13.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.46 $
(1.29 Fr.)
2.17 $
(1.92 Fr.)
     +48.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.60 $
(12.00 Fr.)
15.00 $
(13.24 Fr.)
     +10.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $
(2.05 Fr.)
1.75 $
(1.54 Fr.)
     -24.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.76 $
(2.44 Fr.)
3.54 $
(3.12 Fr.)
     +28.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.20 $
(9.00 Fr.)
10.00 $
(8.83 Fr.)
     -1.9 %
Transportation
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.97 $
(3.50 Fr.)
2.50 $
(2.21 Fr.)
     -37.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.65 $
(80.00 Fr.)
72.00 $
(63.54 Fr.)
     -20.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.48 $
(6.60 Fr.)
3.75 $
(3.31 Fr.)
     -49.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.20 $
(6.36 Fr.)
2.80 $
(2.47 Fr.)
     -61.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 78.18 $
(69.00 Fr.)
30.00 $
(26.48 Fr.)
     -61.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.10 $
(7.15 Fr.)
3.65 $
(3.22 Fr.)
     -54.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,165.41 $
(32,800.00 Fr.)
33,000.00 $
(29,123.85 Fr.)
     -11.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,546.64 $
(33,136.45 Fr.)
26,039.72 $
(22,981.12 Fr.)
     -30.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 266.35 $
(235.07 Fr.)
205.77 $
(181.60 Fr.)
     -22.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56.45 $
(49.82 Fr.)
51.20 $
(45.18 Fr.)
     -9.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.30 $
(48.80 Fr.)
70.86 $
(62.53 Fr.)
     +28.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.85 $
(77.53 Fr.)
47.38 $
(41.81 Fr.)
     -46.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44.10 $
(38.92 Fr.)
22.77 $
(20.09 Fr.)
     -48.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.66 $
(20.00 Fr.)
14.00 $
(12.36 Fr.)
     -38.2 %
Childcare
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,792.61 $
(2,464.59 Fr.)
1,380.68 $
(1,218.51 Fr.)
     -50.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,147.76 $
(29,254.26 Fr.)
23,215.29 $
(20,488.45 Fr.)
     -30.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 128.78 $
(113.66 Fr.)
52.33 $
(46.18 Fr.)
     -59.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.73 $
(54.48 Fr.)
43.55 $
(38.44 Fr.)
     -29.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 135.36 $
(119.46 Fr.)
88.44 $
(78.05 Fr.)
     -34.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 186.43 $
(164.53 Fr.)
114.52 $
(101.07 Fr.)
     -38.6 %
Rent Per Month
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,043.39 $
(1,803.38 Fr.)
1,768.64 $
(1,560.90 Fr.)
     -13.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,605.66 $
(1,417.06 Fr.)
1,450.95 $
(1,280.52 Fr.)
     -9.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,609.29 $
(3,185.34 Fr.)
2,960.53 $
(2,612.79 Fr.)
     -18.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,847.50 $
(2,513.03 Fr.)
2,400.71 $
(2,118.72 Fr.)
     -15.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,599.38 $
(1,411.52 Fr.)
321.51 $
(283.75 Fr.)
     -79.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,173.52 $
(1,035.68 Fr.)
255.69 $
(225.66 Fr.)
     -78.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,607.47 $
(5,831.36 Fr.)
4,540.24 $
(4,006.95 Fr.)
     -31.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.50 6.56      +162.0 %
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