Summary

Cost of living in Zurich is 48% more expensive than Ottawa according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$1,805
$3,483
Cost of Living
$2,891
$8,285
Average Salary
$1,243
$2,527
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$956.31
$1,944.23
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$737.86
$1,312.27
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$1,612.53
$3,605.34
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$1,189.15
$2,799.87

Salaries And Financing

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$2,891.57
$8,284.87
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%3.77
%1.73

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$118.64
$203.23
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.21
$0.31
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$48.97
$59.69

Markets

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.56
$8.22
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$2.09
$3.1
Eggs (regular) (12)
$2.23
$6.33
Local Cheese (1kg)
$9.76
$32.14
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.27
$1.37
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$10.81
$14.8
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$1.78
$2.25
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.35
$2.91
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$9.98
$8.86
Apples (1kg)
$2.86
$4.26
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$9.84
$28.64
Oranges (1kg)
$2.82
$4.28
Potato (1kg)
$1.84
$2.94
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.63
$2.86
Rice (white), (1kg)
$2.21
$2.93
Tomato (1kg)
$2.46
$4.35
Banana (1kg)
$1.14
$3.16
Onion (1kg)
$1.6
$2.97
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$11.29
$53.92

Transportation

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$2.5
$4.11
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$83.79
$85.03
Gasoline (1 liter)
$0.8
$1.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$17,886.64
$25,746.42
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$2.93
$7.36
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1.34
$4.29
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$14.32
$84.02
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$16,468.76
$23,753.61

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$44.82
$111.96
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$37.12
$54.27
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$71.05
$125.29
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$102.98
$199.69

Restaurants

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$12.16
$26.28
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$56.75
$103.37
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$7.25
$14.37
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$5.11
$6.88
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$5.23
$6.31
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.57
$4.29
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.24
$3.68
Cappuccino (regular)
$2.96
$5.26

Sports And Leisure

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$41.81
$88.1
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$17.1
$39.37
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$9.75
$19.27

Childcare

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$765.44
$2,384.46
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$10,992.79
$29,520.99

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Ottawa
Zurich
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$3,695.32
$12,937.4
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$2,174.52
$9,232.66