Australia vs Switzerland - Cost of Living Comparison

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Australia Switzerland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2305
$2973
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5368
$7575
🏠 One person rent
$1350
$1675
🏘️ Family rent
$2278
$3099
🍽️ Food expenses
$545
$901
🚐 Transport expenses
$265
$137
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3562
$6423
💸 GDP per capita
$65100
$93260
😃 Human freedom index
8.52
9.01
❤️ Life expectancy
83.3
83.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
75
82
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
61.3%
🎓 Higher education
99
98
😀 Quality of life
94
100
🏙️ Population
25.7M
8.74M

The average cost of living in Australia ($2305) is 22% less expensive than in Switzerland ($2973). Australia ranked 9th 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 1.5 months in Australia compared to 2.2 months in Switzerland. Ranked 5th and 1st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Switzerland

We calculate prices for Australia and Switzerland as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 50 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Australia Switzerland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.8
$26.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70.3
$115
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.71
$17.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.12
$8.11
 Cappuccino
$3.4
$5.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.56
$4.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1447
$1772
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1110
$1375
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2761
$3311
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1862
$2660
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$165
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$181
$253
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.1
$55.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.54%
2.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10809
$13736
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7758
$9232
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.04
$4.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$112
$96.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.2
$41.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
$2.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.41
$1.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.34
$3.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$3.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.05
$7.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$25.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.62
$27.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$50.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$4.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
$2.85
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$3.46
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
$4.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.67
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$2.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.95
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.45
$3.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.4
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.01
$2.37
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.6
$10.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.54
$18.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.46
$5.66
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.69
$4.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.92
$4.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.6
$90
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$21.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$55.8
$149
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.7
$42.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$83.5
$129
👟 Brand Sneakers
$118
$145
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1632
$2579
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14869
$24392

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2708
4.84M
Melbourne
$2419
4.53M
Brisbane
$2377
2.36M
Perth
$2336
2.14M
Adelaide
$2174
1.3M
Gold Coast
$2129
638K
Sunshine Coast
$1890
284K
Canberra
$2505
381K
Wollongong
$1441
262K
Ipswich
$1792
233K
Hobart
$2296
222K
Townsville
$1262
174K
Geelong
$1683
191K
Newcastle
$1472
153K
Cairns
$1614
147K
Darwin
$1569
140K
Launceston
$1724
106K
Ballarat
$1331
116K
Bendigo
$1321
103K
Bunbury
$1609
71.1K
Toowoomba
$1542
108K
Melton
$1711
72.2K
Rockhampton
$1416
63.2K
Wagga Wagga
$1460
67.4K
Pakenham
$1734
54.1K
Orange
$1617
41.2K
Tarneit
$1665
56.4K
Frankston
$1728
37.3K
Berwick
$1733
50.3K
Hervey Bay
$1789
54.7K

In Switzerland

City Cost of living Population
Zurich
$3537
443K
Geneva
$3319
202K
Basel
$2837
178K
Bern
$2624
134K
Lausanne
$2743
139K
Winterthur
$3249
110K
St. Gallen
$2489
75.8K
Lucerne
$2980
81.7K
Lugano
$2585
63.2K
Biel/Bienne
$2334
55.2K
Koniz
$2654
41.8K
Thun
$2576
43.7K
Zug
$3436
30.5K
Uster
$3108
36.8K
Vernier
$3109
34.8K
Altstetten
$3218
35.6K
Bellinzona
$2973
43.8K
Neuchatel
$2280
33.5K
Schaffhausen
$2367
36.6K
Dubendorf
$3307
28K
Lancy
$3077
31.9K
Chur
$2744
35K
Yverdon-les-Bains
$2815
30.2K
Sion
$1989
34.7K
Fribourg
$2402
38.4K
Montreux
$2736
26K
La Chaux-de-Fonds
$2381
39K
Emmen
$2938
29.3K
Rapperswil-Jona
$2997
27K
Meyrin
$3098
24.1K