Cost of Living Comparison Between Lyon and Montpellier 

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Consumer Prices in Montpellier are 2.46% lower than in Lyon (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montpellier are 5.40% lower than in Lyon
Rent Prices in Montpellier are 14.42% lower than in Lyon
Restaurant Prices in Montpellier are 1.59% higher than in Lyon
Groceries Prices in Montpellier are 2.20% lower than in Lyon
Local Purchasing Power in Montpellier is 15.64% lower than in Lyon
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Restaurants
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.25 € 12.50 €      +2.04 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 52.50 €      +5.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 9.00 €      0.00 %
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) 3.03 € 2.65 €      -12.52 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 € 2.27 €      +2.00 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.39 € 1.66 €      +19.44 %
Markets
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.76 € 3.51 €      -6.73 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.08 € 1.23 €      +13.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.75 €      -6.66 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.08 € 3.31 €      +7.55 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.16 € 7.64 €      -6.48 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.08 € 5.33 €      +30.56 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.71 € 7.62 €      -1.18 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.09 € 0.95 €      -12.86 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.82 €      -10.53 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.10 € 0.96 €      -12.07 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.19 € 0.95 €      -19.85 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.87 € 0.68 €      -21.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.73 €      -26.15 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.03 € 1.23 €      +18.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.77 € 0.56 €      -27.15 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.50 € 6.50 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.85 € 2.03 €      +9.87 %
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 € 49.50 €      -22.66 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 3.40 €      -32.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.85 € 1.32 €      -53.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.00 €      -16.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.62 € 5.79 €      +2.99 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,500.00 € 22,375.00 €      -12.25 %
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 150.25 € 116.34 €      -22.57 %
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) 31.14 € 33.11 €      +6.34 %
Sports And Leisure
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.14 € 30.67 €      -25.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.75 € 15.67 €      +13.94 %
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) 70.69 € 77.14 €      +9.12 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.00 € 38.57 €      +1.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.88 € 80.00 €      -6.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.00 € 90.00 €      -21.05 %
Rent Per Month
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 699.13 € 637.27 €      -8.85 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 500.00 € 492.22 €      -1.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,443.33 € 1,105.56 €      -23.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,093.75 € 963.64 €      -11.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
Lyon Edit Montpellier Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 446.40 € 340.02 €      -23.83 %
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) 2,067.53 € 1,650.00 €      -20.19 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.67 2.00      +19.76 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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