Cost of Living Comparison Between Switzerland and United States Reverse

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Cost of Living in United States is 34.9% lower than in Switzerland (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in United States is 27.7% lower than in Switzerland
Rent Prices in United States are 8.1% lower than in Switzerland
Restaurant Prices in United States are 31.2% lower than in Switzerland
Groceries Prices in United States are 32.4% lower than in Switzerland
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 8.3% lower than in Switzerland
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Restaurants
Switzerland Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.11 $
(25.00 Fr.)
20.00 $
(17.79 Fr.)
     -28.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 123.69 $
(110.00 Fr.)
75.00 $
(66.70 Fr.)
     -39.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.87 $
(15.00 Fr.)
11.00 $
(9.78 Fr.)
     -34.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.87 $
(7.00 Fr.)
6.00 $
(5.34 Fr.)
     -23.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.75 $
(6.00 Fr.)
7.00 $
(6.23 Fr.)
     +3.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.45 $
(4.85 Fr.)
5.14 $
(4.57 Fr.)
     -5.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.79 $
(4.26 Fr.)
2.51 $
(2.23 Fr.)
     -47.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.31 $
(3.83 Fr.)
2.06 $
(1.83 Fr.)
     -52.2 %
Markets
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.37 $
(6.56 Fr.)
3.99 $
(3.55 Fr.)
     -45.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.31 $
(2.95 Fr.)
3.25 $
(2.89 Fr.)
     -2.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $
(1.61 Fr.)
2.06 $
(1.84 Fr.)
     +14.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.87 $
(6.11 Fr.)
3.67 $
(3.26 Fr.)
     -46.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.74 $
(10.44 Fr.)
5.84 $
(5.19 Fr.)
     -50.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.86 $
(11.44 Fr.)
5.47 $
(4.86 Fr.)
     -57.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 21.13 $
(18.80 Fr.)
7.27 $
(6.46 Fr.)
     -65.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.60 $
(1.43 Fr.)
2.40 $
(2.13 Fr.)
     +49.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.07 $
(0.95 Fr.)
0.76 $
(0.67 Fr.)
     -29.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.34 $
(1.19 Fr.)
2.04 $
(1.82 Fr.)
     +52.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 $
(2.38 Fr.)
2.23 $
(1.98 Fr.)
     -16.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.12 $
(1.00 Fr.)
1.35 $
(1.20 Fr.)
     +20.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 $
(0.94 Fr.)
1.39 $
(1.23 Fr.)
     +30.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.39 $
(2.12 Fr.)
2.17 $
(1.93 Fr.)
     -9.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 $
(1.02 Fr.)
2.19 $
(1.95 Fr.)
     +90.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.49 $
(12.00 Fr.)
15.00 $
(13.34 Fr.)
     +11.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $
(2.03 Fr.)
1.81 $
(1.61 Fr.)
     -20.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 $
(2.43 Fr.)
3.51 $
(3.13 Fr.)
     +28.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.12 $
(9.00 Fr.)
10.00 $
(8.89 Fr.)
     -1.2 %
Transportation
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.94 $
(3.50 Fr.)
2.50 $
(2.22 Fr.)
     -36.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 89.95 $
(80.00 Fr.)
70.00 $
(62.25 Fr.)
     -22.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.31 $
(6.50 Fr.)
3.50 $
(3.11 Fr.)
     -52.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.06 $
(6.28 Fr.)
2.80 $
(2.49 Fr.)
     -60.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 73.09 $
(65.00 Fr.)
30.00 $
(26.68 Fr.)
     -59.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.89 $
(7.01 Fr.)
3.64 $
(3.24 Fr.)
     -53.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,881.41 $
(32,800.00 Fr.)
33,680.68 $
(29,953.48 Fr.)
     -8.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,738.15 $
(33,561.93 Fr.)
26,157.03 $
(23,262.42 Fr.)
     -30.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 244.51 $
(217.45 Fr.)
207.93 $
(184.92 Fr.)
     -15.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 52.25 $
(46.47 Fr.)
54.39 $
(48.37 Fr.)
     +4.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.28 $
(48.27 Fr.)
71.07 $
(63.20 Fr.)
     +30.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.01 $
(74.71 Fr.)
47.05 $
(41.84 Fr.)
     -44.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.36 $
(36.79 Fr.)
21.91 $
(19.48 Fr.)
     -47.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.49 $
(20.00 Fr.)
14.00 $
(12.45 Fr.)
     -37.7 %
Childcare
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,778.17 $
(2,470.73 Fr.)
1,385.36 $
(1,232.05 Fr.)
     -50.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,689.27 $
(29,071.78 Fr.)
22,668.98 $
(20,160.36 Fr.)
     -30.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 123.27 $
(109.63 Fr.)
52.29 $
(46.50 Fr.)
     -57.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 59.75 $
(53.14 Fr.)
43.04 $
(38.28 Fr.)
     -28.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 131.67 $
(117.10 Fr.)
88.94 $
(79.10 Fr.)
     -32.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 174.59 $
(155.27 Fr.)
114.15 $
(101.52 Fr.)
     -34.6 %
Rent Per Month
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,905.76 $
(1,694.86 Fr.)
1,817.59 $
(1,616.45 Fr.)
     -4.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,537.37 $
(1,367.24 Fr.)
1,497.66 $
(1,331.93 Fr.)
     -2.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,392.04 $
(3,016.67 Fr.)
3,080.23 $
(2,739.36 Fr.)
     -9.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,781.84 $
(2,474.00 Fr.)
2,488.54 $
(2,213.15 Fr.)
     -10.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,580.18 $
(1,405.32 Fr.)
428.98 $
(381.51 Fr.)
     -72.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,210.59 $
(1,076.62 Fr.)
339.70 $
(302.10 Fr.)
     -71.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Switzerland Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,726.44 $
(5,982.07 Fr.)
4,457.92 $
(3,964.59 Fr.)
     -33.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.53 6.61      +161.4 %
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