Cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district CHF 26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 14
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.85
12 eggs, large CHF 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 4.32
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 3.59
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 14
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 3.56
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.78
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 3,173
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 202
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 54
40” flat screen TV CHF 743
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 211
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 18
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 27
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 114
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) CHF 51
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) CHF 147
1 pair of leather business shoes CHF 173
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 33,305
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.68
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 74
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) CHF 32
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 6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 7
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 4.35
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 38
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 65
2 tickets to the movies CHF 38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 163
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert CHF 109
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.88
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPod nano 16GB CHF 178
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 131
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,556 prices entered by 157 different people.
Latest price update: July 01, 2015.

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