Cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland

Summary of cost of living in Lausanne

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CHF 5,818
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CHF 3,002
  • Lausanne is the 2nd cheapest city in Switzerl. (3 out of 4)
  • Lausanne is the 4th most expensive city in Western Europe (4 out of 82)
  • Cost of living in Lausanne is more expensive than in 96% of cities in the World (12 out of 266)
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List of prices in Lausanne
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CHF 15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.48
12 eggs, large CHF 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.60
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 3.36
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 12
2 liters of coca-cola CHF 2.57
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.92
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CHF 2,243
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CHF 1,850
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 173
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CHF 1,531
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CHF 1,235
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CHF 65
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CHF 49
40” flat screen tv CHF 719
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 163
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 17
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 32
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CHF 130
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CHF 55
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 130
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 168
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 25,917
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.52
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 82
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 32
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 33
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CHF 96
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CHF 8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.63
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 4.26
Tube of toothpaste CHF 4.39
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 38
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 81
2 tickets to the movies CHF 39
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 148
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 113
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 5.07
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CHF 579
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.36
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 93
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 27 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

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Lausanne position in our World Ranking

the world
12th
out of 266
western europe
4th
out of 82
switzerl.
3rd
out of 4

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