Barbados vs Switzerland - Cost of Living Comparison

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Barbados Switzerland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1355
$2809
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3577
$7193
🏠 One person rent
$553
$1562
🏘️ Family rent
$1248
$2930
🍽️ Food expenses
$598
$866
🚐 Transport expenses
$69.7
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1336
$6250
💸 GDP per capita
$20019
$92101
😃 Human freedom index
7.69
8.94
❤️ Life expectancy
77.6
83.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
82
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
61.3%
🎓 Higher education
32
98
😀 Quality of life
63
100
🏙️ Population
286K
8.74M

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1355) is 52% less expensive than in Switzerland ($2809). Barbados ranked 40th vs 4th 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 months in Barbados compared to 2.2 months in Switzerland. Ranked 52nd and 1st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Switzerland

We calculate prices for Barbados and Switzerland as a population-weighted mean of 2 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.

Barbados Switzerland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$25.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$80.5
$102
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.02
$16.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.55
$7.49
 Cappuccino
$4.93
$5.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.54
$4.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$572
$1668
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$401
$1279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1550
$3272
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$979
$2487
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$66.9
$149
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$230
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$56.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.84%
2.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3528
$12835
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3516
$8834
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.76
$4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$42.4
$91.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27.1
$39.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.15
$2.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.47
$1.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.55
$3.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.11
$3.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.15
$7.15
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16
$24.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$26.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$44
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
$4.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$2.81
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$3.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$4.4
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
$2.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
$2.46
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.38
$0.89
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.93
$3.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.7
$15.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.08
$2.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.95
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.8
$18.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.03
$6.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.12
$4.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.34
$4.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$67.2
$88
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.79
$20.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.3
$142
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.84
$44
👖 Brand Jeans
$79.5
$123
👟 Brand Sneakers
$138
$133
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$240
$2303
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5350
$24311

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In Barbados

City Cost of living Population
Bridgetown
$1355
110K
Holetown
$1303
1.6K

In Switzerland

City Cost of living Population
Zurich
$3335
443K
Basel
$2638
178K
Geneva
$3211
202K
Bern
$2406
134K
Lausanne
$2793
139K
Winterthur
$2784
110K
Lucerne
$2712
81.7K
St. Gallen
$2316
75.8K
Biel/Bienne
$2314
55.2K
Lugano
$2733
63.2K
Koniz
$2460
41.8K
Thun
$2444
43.7K
Zug
$3155
30.5K
Altstetten
$2979
35.6K
Uster
$2752
36.8K
Bellinzona
$2842
43.8K
Schaffhausen
$2422
36.6K
Vernier
$2987
34.8K
Neuchatel
$2206
33.5K
Dubendorf
$3085
28K
Yverdon-les-Bains
$2410
30.2K
Sion
$2369
34.7K
Fribourg
$2157
38.4K
Chur
$2452
35K
Lancy
$2967
31.9K
Montreux
$2865
26K
La Chaux-de-Fonds
$2411
39K
Emmen
$2692
29.3K
Rapperswil-Jona
$2746
27K
Nyon
$3470
20.3K