Cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Latest price update: April 18, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district CHF 19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 13
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.59
12 eggs, large CHF 5.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.05
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.90
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes CHF 4.57
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 3.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 3.05
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,821
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 199
Internet 8MB (1 month) CHF 55
40” flat screen TV CHF 707
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt CHF 174
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 15
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 24
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 112
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) CHF 67
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) CHF 151
1 pair of leather business shoes CHF 156
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 33,506
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.82
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 71
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 7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 4.97
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 6
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 4.65
Tube of toothpaste CHF 4.23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 42
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 66
2 tickets to the movies CHF 36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 135
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert CHF 87
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 18
Capuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.62
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 0.35
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 117
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes CHF 8

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