Cost of Living Comparison

EUR
COMPARED TO
CHF

Austria is 22.2% cheaper than Switzerland.

If you lived in Switzerland instead of Austria, you would:
local_dining

pay 68.4% more for restaurants

  Austria help_outline Switzerland help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $12.62
€11.07
$22.45
CHF21.71
+77.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.87
€6.90
$13.36
CHF12.92
+69.8%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $3.04
€2.67
$4.12
CHF3.99
+35.5%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $2.34
€2.05
$3.62
CHF3.50
+55.1%

Austria vs. Switzerland - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 75.9% more for groceries

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Bread
1 loaf
$2.07
€1.81
$2.56
CHF2.48
+23.9%
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.05
€5.31
$11.78
CHF11.39
+94.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.63
€4.06
$5.93
CHF5.74
+28.0%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.15
€2.76
$5.31
CHF5.13
+68.6%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $5.15
€4.52
$11.27
CHF10.90
+118.8%
Apples (1 lb) $1.28
€1.12
$1.76
CHF1.70
+37.7%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.84
€0.74
$1.35
CHF1.31
+60.3%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.32
€1.16
$1.55
CHF1.50
+17.6%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.14
€1.00
$1.64
CHF1.59
+43.5%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.64
€0.56
$1.24
CHF1.20
+93.6%
Onions (1 lb) $0.79
€0.69
$1.16
CHF1.13
+47.7%

Austria vs. Switzerland - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 7.4% more for transportation

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Gasoline (1 gallon) $5.11
€4.48
$6.15
CHF5.95
+20.4%
Monthly public transit pass $46.90
€41.13
$91.48
CHF88.46
+95.0%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $22,782.39
€19,977.90
$24,418.60
CHF23,613.28
+7.2%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $17.82
€15.63
$37.77
CHF36.52
+111.9%

Austria vs. Switzerland - Cost of transportation
home

pay 61.4% more for housing

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Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$31.48
€27.61
$57.23
CHF55.34
+81.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $746.44
€654.55
$1,303.41
CHF1,260.43
+74.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $619.40
€543.16
$1,009.67
CHF976.37
+63.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$147.85
€129.65
$123.02
CHF118.96
-16.8%

Austria vs. Switzerland - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 53.2% more for childcare

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Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $267.36
€234.45
$2,029.77
CHF1,962.83
+659.2%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $16,958.96
€14,871.33
$24,366.74
CHF23,563.12
+43.7%

Austria vs. Switzerland - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 91.0% more for entertainment and sports

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Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.22
€3.70
$6.74
CHF6.51
+59.8%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.31
€2.90
$4.65
CHF4.49
+40.4%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.78
€5.07
$8.24
CHF7.97
+42.5%
Monthly membership at local gym $37.46
€32.85
$81.24
CHF78.56
+116.9%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $11.44
€10.03
$17.93
CHF17.34
+56.7%

Austria vs. Switzerland - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 25.8% more for clothing

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Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$89.99
€78.91
$101.39
CHF98.05
+12.7%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$36.07
€31.63
$53.91
CHF52.13
+49.5%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$89.64
€78.61
$112.83
CHF109.11
+25.9%
Men's business shoes (leather) $115.83
€101.57
$148.88
CHF143.97
+28.5%

Austria vs. Switzerland - Cost of clothing
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