Cost of living in Lyon, France

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.03
12 eggs, large €4.35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.58
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.39
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,544
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €950
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €152
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €859
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €639
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €79
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen TV €565
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €116
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €10
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €87
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €38
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €101
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,354
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.44
Monthly ticket public transport €62
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.34
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €24
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.62
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.84
Tube of toothpaste €2.34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €36
2 tickets to the movies €22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €60
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €58
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.78
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.39
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €512
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 273 prices entered by 47 different people.
Latest price update: July 15, 2018.

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