Switzerland is 52.0% more expensive than United States.

If you lived in Switzerland instead of United States, you would:

pay 87.8% more for restaurants

 
United States
Switzerland
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $15.20
 
$23.38
CHF22.61
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.21
 
$14.83
CHF14.34
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.01
 
$3.86
CHF3.73

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pay 38.9% more for groceries

 
United States
Switzerland
Bread
1 loaf
$2.85
 
$2.87
CHF2.77
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.66
 
$12.47
CHF12.06
Milk (1 gallon) $3.38
 
$6.15
CHF5.94

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pay 57.4% more for transportation

 
United States
Switzerland
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.54
 
$6.93
CHF6.70
Monthly public transit pass $64.19
 
$90.98
CHF87.98
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,050.13
 
$28,652.38
CHF27,707.42

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pay 0.7% more for housing

 
United States
Switzerland
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$68.65
 
$55.10
CHF53.28
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,446.14
 
$1,445.37
CHF1,397.70
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,166.13
 
$1,186.95
CHF1,147.80

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pay 74.8% more for childcare

 
United States
Switzerland
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $980.97
 
$1,962.44
CHF1,897.72
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $14,983.58
 
$22,391.74
CHF21,653.26

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pay 35.9% more for entertainment and sports

 
United States
Switzerland
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.14
 
$6.12
CHF5.92
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.34
 
$4.56
CHF4.41
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.25
 
$8.61
CHF8.32

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pay 68.4% more for clothing

 
United States
Switzerland
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$44.10
 
$101.60
CHF98.25
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$36.31
 
$48.33
CHF46.73
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$77.71
 
$118.88
CHF114.96

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The statistics used to build this comparison are calculated using data from users just like you. We average the price of thousands of data points entered by users across the world. Learn more about our data sources. Page last updated: July 2022
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