Cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Latest price update: December 21, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district CHF 22
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 14
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.63
12 eggs, large CHF 5.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.94
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.91
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 4.45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 14
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 3.73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 3.10
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,662
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 218
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 54
40” flat screen TV CHF 766
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 174
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 17
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 25
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 111
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) CHF 61
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) CHF 152
1 pair of leather business shoes CHF 147
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 27,945
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.77
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 75
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) CHF 34
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) CHF 13
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 6
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 4.59
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 39
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 65
2 tickets to the movies CHF 36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 136
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert CHF 93
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 16
Capuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.04
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPod nano 16GB CHF 152
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.37
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 123
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes CHF 8

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