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Cost of Living in Switzerland

Cost of living in Switzerland is 71.38% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Switzerland is 25.10% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.75 € 16.38-27.30
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 91.01 € 63.71-109.21
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.83 € 10.92-13.65
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.37 € 4.55-7.28
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.46 € 4.55-6.83
Cappuccino (regular) 4.13 € 3.28-5.01
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.59 € 2.73-4.55
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 € 1.82-4.10
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.45 € 4.13-6.55
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.21 € 1.44-3.05
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.16 € 0.83-1.65
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.89 € 3.28-7.28
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.64 € 6.19-16.51
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.40 € 6.19-14.45
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.53 € 11.15-31.37
Apples (1 lb) 1.63 € 1.24-2.06
Banana (1 lb) 1.20 € 0.91-1.65
Oranges (1 lb) 1.49 € 0.83-2.06
Tomato (1 lb) 1.69 € 1.24-2.06
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 € 0.74-1.65
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 € 0.83-1.65
Lettuce (1 head) 2.14 € 1.37-3.19
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.79 € 0.23-1.82
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.83 € 8.19-16.38
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.64 € 0.91-2.73
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 € 1.09-3.19
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.74 € 7.28-8.01
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 € 2.55-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.08 € 59.16-80.09
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.28 € 5.46-7.28
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.86 € 4.39-7.32
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 63.71 € 49.15-72.81
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.68 € 5.20-6.17
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,707.56 € 18,885.04-27,303.68
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,356.13 € 17,292.33-31,854.29
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 173.48 € 89.58-276.29
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 € 0.14-0.41
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.99 € 36.40-72.81
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73.51 € 45.51-109.21
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.02 € 18.20-45.51
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.38 € 14.56-18.20
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,012.88 € 1,092.15-2,366.32
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,926.07 € 16,382.21-31,854.29
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 96.38 € 63.71-127.42
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.57 € 27.30-72.81
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.83 € 72.81-136.52
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 144.48 € 91.01-227.53
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,324.34 € 819.11-1,820.25
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,042.11 € 728.10-1,456.20
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,469.01 € 1,638.22-3,640.49
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,956.42 € 1,365.18-2,730.37
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 914.49 € 545.36-1,268.29
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 645.15 € 422.76-930.08
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,815.25 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.62 0.91-2.02

Prices in Switzerland

These data are based on 10785 entries in the past 18 months from 1197 different contributors.
Last update: October 2019
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Switzerland

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Zurich 129.98 59.88 95.91 131.10 125.94 131.90
Basel 127.77 44.94 87.51 127.67 125.27 130.09
Lausanne 124.48 49.95 88.25 126.45 125.14 118.41
Geneva 122.06 67.89 95.73 116.66 125.95 112.62
Bern 117.13 37.61 78.48 110.11 114.24 139.62
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