International Cost of Living Calculators

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.

Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.

International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.

International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.

Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Mobility Calculators

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

Cost of Living Allowance
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International Assignment Management
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Articles & Rankings

Cost of Living Articles and Rankings

-International City Cost of Living Rankings

-Regional Cost of Living Rankings (Africa;
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-Latest Inflation Rates around the world

-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

-Cost of Living Rankings by Basket

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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Switzerland, All Areas

Switzerland, All AreasSwitzerland is in Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy. The climate is temperate, but varies with altitude with cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters and cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers.

The official languages are French, German and Italian. Romantsch, a language with both German and Latin roots, is commonly spoken in the south-eastern Graubunden / Grisons region. English is widely spoken, though Swiss people will be pleased if visitors are able to exchange a few words in a local language. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Switzerland is one of the world's most stable economies. Its policy of long-term monetary security and bank secrecy has made Switzerland a safe haven for investors, creating an economy that is increasingly dependent on a steady tide of foreign investment.

The Swiss tend to be formal both in business and social settings. Expatriate business dress is primarily a formal suit.

The security risk for expatriates in Switzerland is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime and the underlying threat of terrorism. Other risks include the severe winter weather.

The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of Switzerland is 8.4 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.3% for Switzerland as at August 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Switzerland is complex as it is based on the current personal income tax rates which are levied at three different levels. Federal level (Single Taxpayer 0%-13.2%), cantonal level (Zurich 0%-13%), and at the municipal level (Factor of cantonal tax, which varies between 0.75 and 1.34 (City of Zurich: 1.19).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Switzerland as at 1 October 2019 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Switzerland, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Average
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: Very High
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: Very High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: Very High

Switzerland is for example 48.2% more expensive than USA for groceries, 32.3% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 245.6% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Switzerland is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for Switzerland for an expat from Australia, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Switzerland) premium of 10% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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