Australia vs Switzerland - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaSwitzerland
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$2497
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$6578
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$1329
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$2548
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$815
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$6194
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$86602
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.81
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
83.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
85
🏙️ Population
24.5M
8.47M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 22% less expensive than in Switzerland ($2497). Australia ranked 11th 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 1.9 months in Australia compared to 2.5 months in Switzerland. Ranked 9th and 1st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Switzerland

AustraliaSwitzerland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$23.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$104
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$15.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$7.22
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$5.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$4.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$1457
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$1073
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$2789
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$2184
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$120
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$59.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$11585
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$8414
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$3.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$88.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$39.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.74
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$2.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$6.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$21.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$24.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$44.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$4.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$2.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.52
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$4.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$2.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$2.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.64
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$2.17
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$9.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$16.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$5.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$3.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$3.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$85.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$19.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$124
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$34.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$116
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$129
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$2293
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$23996

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Switzerland

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sydney
$2352
4.84M
Melbourne
$1953
4.53M
Brisbane
$1968
2.36M
Perth
$1789
2.04M
Adelaide
$1624
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1848
638K
Canberra
$1929
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1743
297K
Wollongong
$1626
262K
Hobart
$1786
222K
Newcastle
$1701
153K
Geelong
$1679
191K
Darwin
$1735
137K
Rockhampton
$1261
78.6K
Townsville
$1281
179K
Toowoomba
$1312
136K
Cairns
$1570
147K
Ipswich
$1818
163K
Ballarat
$1704
98.5K
Launceston
$1358
106K
Bendigo
$1479
95.6K
Wagga Wagga
$1551
67.4K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1390
71.1K
Hervey Bay
$1702
54.7K
Kellyville
$2044
28K
Berwick
$1634
47.7K
South Yarra
$2332
25.1K
Kalgoorlie
$1606
30.8K
Pakenham
$1628
46.4K

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