Cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CHF 13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.74
12 eggs, large CHF 5.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 4.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.98
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.60
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 12
2 liters of Coca-Cola CHF 2.82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.84
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CHF 2,338
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CHF 2,317
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 172
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CHF 1,448
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CHF 1,104
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CHF 104
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CHF 54
40” flat screen TV CHF 644
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 174
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 17
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CHF 107
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CHF 40
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 116
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 175
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 28,547
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.53
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 77
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 33
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 30
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CHF 100
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CHF 8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 6
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 4.30
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 40
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 70
2 tickets to the movies CHF 38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 117
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 4.86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 7
iPod nano 16GB CHF 176
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.35
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 95
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 313 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2017.

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