Cost of Living Comparison Between Montpellier and Lyon 

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Consumer Prices in Lyon are 2.48% higher than in Montpellier (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Lyon are 5.66% higher than in Montpellier
Rent Prices in Lyon are 16.80% higher than in Montpellier
Restaurant Prices in Lyon are 1.61% lower than in Montpellier
Groceries Prices in Lyon are 2.20% higher than in Montpellier
Local Purchasing Power in Lyon is 18.59% higher than in Montpellier
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Restaurants
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 € 12.25 €      -2.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.50 € 50.00 €      -4.76 %
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) 2.65 € 3.03 €      +14.31 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 € 2.23 €      -1.96 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 € 1.39 €      -16.27 %
Markets
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.51 € 3.76 €      +7.22 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.23 € 1.08 €      -12.13 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.80 €      +7.13 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 € 3.08 €      -7.02 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.64 € 8.16 €      +6.93 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.33 € 4.08 €      -23.40 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.62 € 7.71 €      +1.19 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 € 1.09 €      +14.76 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.91 €      +11.77 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 € 1.10 €      +13.73 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.95 € 1.19 €      +24.76 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 € 0.87 €      +27.78 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.98 €      +35.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.23 € 1.03 €      -15.65 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.56 € 0.77 €      +37.28 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.50 € 6.50 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 € 1.85 €      -8.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 € 3.12 €      +56.25 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 € 10.00 €      0.00 %
Transportation
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 € 1.90 €      +18.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.50 € 64.00 €      +29.29 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.40 € 5.00 €      +47.06 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.32 € 2.85 €      +115.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 € 30.00 €      +20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.79 € 5.62 €      -2.90 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,375.00 € 25,500.00 €      +13.97 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,916.67 € 20,663.33 €      -9.83 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 116.34 € 150.25 €      +29.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 € 0.10 €      -74.14 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 33.11 € 31.14 €      -5.96 %
Sports And Leisure
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.67 € 41.14 €      +34.14 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.67 € 13.75 €      -12.23 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.75 € 12.00 €      +11.63 %
Childcare
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 350.00 € 450.87 €      +28.82 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,860.00 € 9,333.33 €      +18.74 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.14 € 70.69 €      -8.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.57 € 38.00 €      -1.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.00 € 85.88 €      +7.35 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.00 € 114.00 €      +26.67 %
Rent Per Month
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 637.27 € 699.13 €      +9.71 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 492.22 € 500.00 €      +1.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,105.56 € 1,443.33 €      +30.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 963.64 € 1,093.75 €      +13.50 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 340.02 € 446.40 €      +31.28 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 221.11 € 282.77 €      +27.89 %
Salaries And Financing
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,650.00 € 2,067.53 €      +25.31 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.00 1.67      -16.50 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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