Cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Latest price update: February 28, 2015.
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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 11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.89
12 eggs, large CHF 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 3.72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.96
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 3.90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.83
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 3.71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.84
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,429
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 213
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 55
40” flat screen TV CHF 762
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 176
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 17
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 26
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 113
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 149
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 33,414
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.79
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 73
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 5.72
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 64
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 100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 15
Capuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.04
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 6
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

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