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Magazines and clothes more expensive in Switzerland than neighbouring countries

National News // By Tay Kinnear // May 24, 2019

In Switzerland, we’re used to paying high prices for almost everything but now a study has found that we can pay up to 245% more for magazines and clothing compared to what consumers pay for the same goods in neighbouring countries. 

Pixabay Magazines and clothes more expensive in Switzerland than neighbouring countries

The study was carried out by the Swiss Alliance of Consumer Associations, along with watchdogs in the French- and Italian- speaking regions of the country.  

The study found that, on average, magazines are 127% more costly than in Italy, 57% more than in France and 51% more than in Germany. The biggest difference in price appears to be the Italian car magazine Quattroruote, which is 245% more expensive when sold in the Swiss canton of Ticino than over the border in Italy.

Swiss customers also pay a premium for clothing, which is around 25% more expensive in Switzerland than in the three neighbouring countries.

 

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