Cost of Living Comparison

CHF
COMPARED TO
USD

Michigan is 42.8% cheaper than Switzerland.

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

pay 56.0% less for restaurants

  Switzerland help_outline Michigan help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $24.95
CHF24.12
$13.33 -46.6%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$15.48
CHF14.97
$7.36 -52.4%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $4.41
CHF4.26
$1.76 -60.1%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $3.94
CHF3.81
$1.38 -64.9%
Average -56.0%

Switzerland vs. Michigan - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 26.5% less for groceries

  Switzerland help_outline Michigan help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.98
CHF2.88
$2.25 -24.7%
Local cheese (8 oz) $12.64
CHF12.22
$4.87 -61.5%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.56
CHF6.35
$2.38 -63.7%
Eggs
1 dozen
$5.83
CHF5.64
$1.89 -67.5%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $12.33
CHF11.92
$3.65 -70.4%
Apples (1 lb) $1.91
CHF1.85
$2.09 +9.0%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.41
CHF1.36
$0.64 -54.5%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.57
CHF1.52
$1.99 +26.4%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.95
CHF1.89
$1.87 -4.1%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.26
CHF1.21
$1.33 +6.1%
Onions (1 lb) $1.20
CHF1.16
$1.36 +12.9%
Average -26.5%

Switzerland vs. Michigan - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 48.2% less for transportation

  Switzerland help_outline Michigan help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.72
CHF6.50
$2.51 -62.7%
Monthly public transit pass $102.18
CHF98.81
$46.48 -54.5%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $28,633.85
CHF27,689.51
$23,029.29 -19.6%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $40.43
CHF39.10
$17.80 -56.0%
Average -48.2%

Switzerland vs. Michigan - Cost of transportation
home

pay 21.9% less for housing

  Switzerland help_outline Michigan help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$66.08
CHF63.90
$62.57 -5.3%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,449.78
CHF1,401.97
$966.18 -33.4%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,150.59
CHF1,112.64
$782.53 -32.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$152.72
CHF147.69
$126.81 -17.0%
Average -21.9%

Switzerland vs. Michigan - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 59.5% less for childcare

  Switzerland help_outline Michigan help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $2,085.70
CHF2,016.92
$767.36 -63.2%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $26,178.96
CHF25,315.58
$11,578.57 -55.8%
Average -59.5%

Switzerland vs. Michigan - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 38.1% less for entertainment and sports

  Switzerland help_outline Michigan help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $7.06
CHF6.83
$3.85 -45.4%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.89
CHF4.73
$4.01 -18.0%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$9.25
CHF8.94
$7.71 -16.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $94.32
CHF91.21
$34.01 -63.9%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $19.99
CHF19.33
$10.70 -46.5%
Average -38.1%

Switzerland vs. Michigan - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 49.1% less for clothing

  Switzerland help_outline Michigan help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$111.78
CHF108.09
$43.29 -61.3%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$55.22
CHF53.40
$31.47 -43.0%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$130.44
CHF126.14
$74.07 -43.2%
Men's business shoes (leather) $167.00
CHF161.50
$85.28 -48.9%
Average -49.1%

Switzerland vs. Michigan - Cost of clothing
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