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Cost of Living in Switzerland

Cost of living in Switzerland is 58.75% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Switzerland is 38.64% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.86 $ 16.89-24.83
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 99.32 $ 69.53-119.19
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.91 $ 11.92-14.90
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.46 $ 4.97-7.95
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.96 $ 4.47-7.45
Cappuccino (regular) 4.47 $ 3.77-4.97
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.64 $ 1.99-4.97
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.11 $ 1.99-4.47
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.22 $ 4.32-6.39
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.15 $ 1.35-2.70
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.90-1.35
Eggs (12) 5.21 $ 3.58-6.95
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.65 $ 7.21-13.52
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 9.43 $ 5.86-13.52
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.47 $ 15.77-27.03
Apples (1 lb) 1.56 $ 1.13-2.03
Banana (1 lb) 1.22 $ 0.90-1.35
Oranges (1 lb) 1.36 $ 0.90-1.80
Tomato (1 lb) 1.59 $ 0.90-2.07
Potato (1 lb) 1.09 $ 0.81-1.58
Onion (1 lb) 1.02 $ 0.81-1.35
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $ 1.49-2.48
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 $ 0.79-1.79
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.92 $ 7.95-14.90
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $ 1.29-2.33
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.11 $ 1.39-3.48
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.95 $ 7.95-8.44
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.98 $ 2.58-4.27
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 74.49 $ 64.56-89.39
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.96 $ 4.97-7.95
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.12 $ 3.20-7.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 59.59 $ 49.66-79.26
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.42 $ 5.08-5.87
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,851.41 $ 19,864.92-27,810.89
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,152.39 $ 18,871.67-26,817.64
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 129.00 $ 99.32-211.06
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 $ 0.20-0.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.71 $ 29.80-66.55
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 91.64 $ 66.22-119.19
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.89 $ 19.86-49.66
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.88 $ 15.89-19.86
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 108.64 $ 89.39-139.05
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.23 $ 38.74-79.46
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 119.35 $ 99.32-148.99
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 155.98 $ 99.32-198.65
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,526.83 $ 1,092.57-1,986.49
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,131.42 $ 794.60-1,489.87
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,930.43 $ 2,284.47-3,873.66
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,222.76 $ 1,688.52-2,781.09
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,000.38 $ 645.92-1,384.12
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 724.98 $ 507.51-922.75
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 3,412.95 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.61 1.19-1.99

Prices in Switzerland

These data are based on 10729 entries in the past 18 months from 943 different contributors.
Last update: December, 2016 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
Geneva 130.95 72.67 103.15 125.39 131.10 121.55
Basel 128.92 50.65 91.59 131.58 117.44 102.59
Zurich 125.34 64.56 96.35 123.64 131.44 142.11
Lausanne 115.85 53.68 86.19 110.26 119.46 127.37
Bern 114.60 44.79 81.30 113.08 112.32 117.27
Zug 114.59 65.11 90.99 115.20 104.75 111.64
Lugano 111.70 51.07 82.78 99.90 122.11 102.02
St. Gallen 111.66 39.77 77.37 117.62 101.60 87.21
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