Cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district CHF 25
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 1.93
12 eggs, large CHF 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 4.00
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 3.92
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.70
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 2.62
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,871
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 201
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 55
40” flat screen TV CHF 753
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 218
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 17
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 27
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 117
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) CHF 53
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) CHF 164
1 pair of leather business shoes CHF 172
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 1.75
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 74
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) CHF 33
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 5.72
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 7
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 4.65
Tube of toothpaste CHF 4.11
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 for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert CHF 102
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.94
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 0.40
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 118
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 1,458 prices entered by 150 different people.
Latest price update: April 26, 2015.

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