Cost of living in Lugano, Switzerland

Summary of cost of living in Lugano

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CHF 5,894
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CHF 3,158
  • Lugano is the cheapest city in Switzerl. (5 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Lugano is more expensive than in 90% of cities in Western Europe (8 out of 69)
  • Cost of living in Lugano is more expensive than in 95% of cities in the World (15 out of 284)

List of prices in Lugano, Switzerland. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.46
12 eggs, large CHF 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 4.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.58
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.83
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 16
2 liters of coca-cola CHF 2.54
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.23
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CHF 2,564
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CHF 1,910
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 222
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CHF 1,380
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CHF 1,052
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CHF 110
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CHF 52
40” flat screen tv CHF 573
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 154
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 14
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 25
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CHF 105
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CHF 61
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 128
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 191
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 28,097
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.53
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 53
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 39
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 43
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CHF 110
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CHF 8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.78
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 5.26
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 3.02
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.91
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 38
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 67
2 tickets to the movies CHF 33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 110
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 16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 3.80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CHF 523
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.38
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 101
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 63 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: January 25, 2020

Lugano position in our World Ranking

the world
15th
out of 284
western europe
8th
out of 69
switzerl.
5th
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Lugano compared to other cities:

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3rd
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4th

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