Austria vs Switzerland - Cost of Living Comparison

AustriaSwitzerland
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1617
$2497
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3953
$6578
🏠 One person rent
$827
$1329
🏘️ Family rent
$1508
$2548
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$815
🚐 Transport Expenses
$130
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2603
$6194
💸 GDP per capita
$48105
$86602
😃 Human freedom index
8.45
8.81
❤️ Life expectancy
81.8
83.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
76
85
🏙️ Population
8.81M
8.47M

The average cost of living in Austria ($1617) is 35% less expensive than in Switzerland ($2497). Austria ranked 22nd 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 1.6 months in Austria compared to 2.5 months in Switzerland. Ranked 13th and 1st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Austria vs Switzerland

AustriaSwitzerland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.2
$23.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.2
$104
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.37
$15.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.47
$7.22
☕ Cappuccino
$3.9
$5.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.08
$4.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$823
$1457
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$624
$1073
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1601
$2789
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1193
$2184
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$120
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$199
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.7
$59.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.07%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7540
$11585
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4893
$8414
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.8
$3.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.3
$88.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.2
$39.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.74
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
$1.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.12
$2.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.62
$6.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.3
$21.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$24.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.4
$44.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$4.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$2.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$3.52
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$4.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.64
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.42
$2.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.86
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$2.17
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.6
$9.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.4
$16.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.35
$5.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$3.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$3.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.7
$85.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$19.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$116
$124
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.3
$34.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$98.5
$116
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.8
$129
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$333
$2293
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13109
$23996

Cities Comparison in Austria vs Switzerland

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Austria

CityCost of livingPopulation
Vienna
$1721
1.91M
Graz
$1394
289K
Linz
$1561
205K
Salzburg
$1543
155K
Innsbruck
$1575
132K
Klagenfurt
$1381
101K
Dornbirn
$1607
48.1K
Villach
$1429
61.9K
Sankt Polten
$1492
55.5K
Wels
$1360
61.2K
Bregenz
$1571
29.8K
Wiener Neustadt
$1844
44.5K
Feldkirch
$1381
33.4K
Baden bei Wien
$1802
26.3K
Leoben
$1359
24.6K
Leonding
$1462
28.7K
Steyr
$1379
38.3K
Klosterneuburg
$1513
27.1K
Wolfsberg
$1542
25K
Traun
$1463
24.5K
Krems an der Donau
$1491
24.6K
Amstetten
$1431
23.7K
Lustenau
$1495
22.8K
Kapfenberg
$1418
22.8K
Modling
$1449
20.6K
Hallein
$1440
21.2K

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