Cost of Living Comparison Between Lyon and Montpellier 

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Consumer Prices in Montpellier are 1.65% lower than in Lyon (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montpellier are 5.36% lower than in Lyon
Rent Prices in Montpellier are 16.54% lower than in Lyon
Restaurant Prices in Montpellier are 2.70% higher than in Lyon
Groceries Prices in Montpellier are 1.15% lower than in Lyon
Local Purchasing Power in Montpellier is 6.28% higher than in Lyon
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Restaurants
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 € 12.50 €      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 55.00 €      +10.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.60 €      -4.44 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 € 6.00 €      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 5.00 €      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.07 € 2.66 €      -13.16 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.10 € 2.43 €      +15.48 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.37 € 2.04 €      +48.69 %
Markets
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.73 € 3.66 €      -1.88 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.08 € 1.30 €      +20.55 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.74 €      -7.67 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.08 € 3.37 €      +9.69 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.54 € 7.64 €      +1.25 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.08 € 5.17 €      +26.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.71 € 7.48 €      -2.94 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.98 €      -16.62 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.85 €      +3.25 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.10 € 1.00 €      -8.97 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.19 € 0.98 €      -17.30 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.87 € 0.64 €      -26.96 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.72 €      -26.92 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.03 € 1.10 €      +6.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.77 € 0.57 €      -26.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.50 € 6.00 €      -7.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.85 € 2.40 €      +29.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.12 € 2.00 €      -36.00 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 € 10.00 €      0.00 %
Transportation
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.90 € 1.60 €      -15.79 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 € 53.50 €      -16.41 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 3.00 €      -40.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.85 € 1.32 €      -53.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.40 € 25.00 €      -14.97 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.61 € 5.69 €      +1.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 22,375.00 €      -10.50 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,663.33 € 22,916.67 €      +10.90 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.13 € 129.52 €      -14.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.39 €      +286.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.05 € 34.29 €      +6.97 %
Sports And Leisure
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.24 € 30.67 €      -25.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.33 € 15.67 €      -14.55 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 10.75 €      -10.42 %
Childcare
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 450.87 € 350.00 €      -22.37 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,333.33 € 7,860.00 €      -15.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.45 € 77.14 €      +11.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.25 € 38.57 €      +6.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.58 € 80.00 €      -10.70 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.71 € 90.00 €      -22.22 %
Rent Per Month
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 698.40 € 628.18 €      -10.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 490.53 € 472.50 €      -3.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,520.59 € 1,111.11 €      -26.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,107.69 € 975.00 €      -11.98 %
Buy Apartment Price
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 473.80 € 340.02 €      -28.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 282.77 € 221.11 €      -21.81 %
Salaries And Financing
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,217.10 € 2,230.06 €      +0.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.63 2.00      +22.87 %
Last update: June 2021May 2021
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