Switzerland vs Turkey - Cost of Living Comparison

Switzerland Turkey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2507
$428
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6465
$1089
🏠 One person rent
$1351
$178
🏘️ Family rent
$2468
$330
🍽️ Food expenses
$806
$145
🚐 Transport expenses
$127
$57.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$6135
$315
💸 GDP per capita
$87100
$8536
😃 Human freedom index
9.11
5.79
❤️ Life expectancy
83.1
77.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
84
38
🌐 English speaking %
61.3%
15%
🎓 Higher education
98
78
😀 Quality of life
85
57
🏙️ Population
8.47M
83.6M

The average cost of living in Switzerland ($2507) is 486% more expensive than in Turkey ($428). Switzerland ranked 3rd vs 187th for Turkey in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Switzerland compared to 0.7 months in Turkey. Ranked 3rd and 66th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Switzerland vs Turkey

We calculate prices for Switzerland and Turkey as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 128 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.

Switzerland Turkey
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$22.8
$2.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$103
$14.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$15.4
$3.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.69
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$4.95
$1.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$4.22
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1419
$190
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1103
$122
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2700
$386
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2091
$239
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$34.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$199
$53.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$55.7
$8.39
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.47%
20.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12711
$1104
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8175
$666
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.87
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$85.4
$20
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$39.7
$3.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.95
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.69
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.04
$0.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$6.49
$1.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.7
$4.13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$25
$3.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$43.7
$8.05
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$0.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$0.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$0.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.58
$0.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$0.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.75
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.76
$0.89
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14
$5.81
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$1.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.99
$1.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$16.7
$1.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.17
$1.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.75
$1.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.65
$1.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$81.3
$16.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$19.7
$2.34
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$127
$16.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$34.6
$3.51
👖 Brand Jeans
$108
$31.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$122
$60.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2247
$168
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$24364
$3748

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Cities Comparison in Switzerland vs Turkey

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Switzerland

City Cost of living Population
Zurich
$2888
434K
Geneva
$2895
202K
Basel
$2456
178K
Lausanne
$2495
139K
Bern
$2267
134K
Winterthur
$2492
110K
Lucerne
$2419
81.7K
St. Gallen
$1937
75.8K
Lugano
$2470
63.2K
Biel/Bienne
$2118
54.5K
Vernier
$2377
35.1K
Schaffhausen
$2320
36.6K
Koniz
$2419
41.5K
Thun
$2466
43.7K
La Chaux-de-Fonds
$2334
39K
Fribourg
$1917
38.4K
Bellinzona
$2388
43.2K
Uster
$2417
34.4K
Neuchatel
$2053
33.5K
Sion
$2400
34.7K
Dubendorf
$2465
28K
Yverdon-les-Bains
$2037
30.2K
Altstetten
$2409
32.6K
Lancy
$2348
31.9K
Chur
$2233
35K
Zug
$2864
30.5K
Emmen
$2413
29.3K
Kriens
$2478
27K
Rapperswil-Jona
$2407
27K
Montreux
$2644
26K

In Turkey

City Cost of living Population
Istanbul
$644
15.5M
Ankara
$470
5.5M
Izmir
$488
4.32M
Bursa
$531
2.9M
Urfa
$246
1.99M
Antalya
$461
2.43M
Kocaeli
$393
1.95M
Gaziantep
$436
2.03M
Konya
$290
2.23M
Adana
$192
2.22M
Mersin
$441
1.81M
Kayseri
$356
1.39M
Diyarbakir
$272
1.73M
Samsun
$376
1.34M
Trabzon
$299
808K
Eskisehir
$354
871K
Denizli
$356
963K
Erzurum
$265
768K
Kahramanmaras
$298
444K
Manisa
$355
357K
Balikesir
$359
332K
Gebze
$322
371K
Malatya
$266
426K
Osmaniye
$269
264K
Sivas
$311
378K
Elazig
$292
422K
Izmit
$204
363K
Van
$344
353K
Antakya
$399
378K
Tarsus
$337
340K