Afghanistan vs Switzerland - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanSwitzerland
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$2497
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$6578
🏠 One person rent
$152
$1329
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$2548
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$815
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$6194
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$86602
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.81
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
83.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
85
🏙️ Population
37.5M
8.47M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 86% less expensive than in Switzerland ($2497). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 3rd for Switzerland in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 2.5 months in Switzerland. Ranked 191st and 1st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Switzerland

AfghanistanSwitzerland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$23.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$104
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$15.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$7.22
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$5.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$4.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$1457
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$1073
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$2789
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$2184
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$120
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$59.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$11585
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$8414
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$3.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$88.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$39.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$1.74
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$2.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$6.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$21.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$24.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$44.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$4.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$3.52
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$4.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$2.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$2.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.64
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$2.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$2.17
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$9.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$16.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$5.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$3.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$3.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$85.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$19.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$124
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$34.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$116
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$129
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$2293
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$23996

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Switzerland

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In Switzerland

CityCost of livingPopulation
Zurich
$2885
434K
Geneva
$2823
202K
Basel
$2497
178K
Lausanne
$2513
139K
Bern
$2588
134K
Winterthur
$2586
110K
Lucerne
$2512
81.7K
St. Gallen
$2013
75.8K
Lugano
$2283
63.2K
Biel/Bienne
$1923
54.5K
Schaffhausen
$2065
36.6K
Koniz
$2371
41.5K
Thun
$2366
43.7K
Bellinzona
$2219
43.2K
La Chaux-de-Fonds
$2293
39K
Uster
$2347
34.4K
Neuchatel
$1924
33.5K
Vernier
$2390
35.1K
Fribourg
$2142
38.4K
Sion
$2241
34.7K
Yverdon-les-Bains
$2399
30.2K
Dubendorf
$2382
28K
Altstetten
$2354
32.6K
Zug
$3035
30.5K
Chur
$2073
35K
Emmen
$2366
29.3K
Rapperswil-Jona
$2374
27K
Dietikon
$2263
26.9K
Lancy
$2389
31.9K
Kriens
$2388
27K