Cost of Living Comparison Between Montpellier and Lyon 

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Consumer Prices in Lyon are 1.68% higher than in Montpellier (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Lyon are 5.67% higher than in Montpellier
Rent Prices in Lyon are 19.82% higher than in Montpellier
Restaurant Prices in Lyon are 2.63% lower than in Montpellier
Groceries Prices in Lyon are 1.17% higher than in Montpellier
Local Purchasing Power in Lyon is 5.91% lower than in Montpellier
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Restaurants
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 € 12.50 €      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 € 50.00 €      -9.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.60 € 9.00 €      +4.65 %
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) 2.66 € 3.07 €      +15.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 € 2.10 €      -13.41 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 € 1.37 €      -32.74 %
Markets
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.66 € 3.73 €      +1.92 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.30 € 1.08 €      -17.04 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.80 €      +8.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.37 € 3.08 €      -8.83 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.64 € 7.54 €      -1.24 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.17 € 4.08 €      -21.05 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.48 € 7.71 €      +3.03 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.98 € 1.18 €      +19.93 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 € 0.83 €      -3.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.00 € 1.10 €      +9.85 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.98 € 1.19 €      +20.92 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.87 €      +36.90 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.72 € 0.98 €      +36.84 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.10 € 1.03 €      -6.06 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.57 € 0.77 €      +35.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 6.50 €      +8.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.40 € 1.85 €      -23.04 %
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) 53.50 € 64.00 €      +19.63 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 € 5.00 €      +66.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.32 € 2.85 €      +115.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 € 29.40 €      +17.60 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.69 € 5.61 €      -1.45 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,375.00 € 25,000.00 €      +11.73 %
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 129.52 € 152.13 €      +17.46 %
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) 34.29 € 32.05 €      -6.51 %
Sports And Leisure
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.67 € 41.24 €      +34.46 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.67 € 18.33 €      +17.02 %
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 € 69.45 €      -9.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.57 € 36.25 €      -6.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.00 € 89.58 €      +11.98 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.00 € 115.71 €      +28.57 %
Rent Per Month
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 628.18 € 698.40 €      +11.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 472.50 € 490.53 €      +3.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,111.11 € 1,520.59 €      +36.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 975.00 € 1,107.69 €      +13.61 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montpellier Edit Lyon Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 340.02 € 473.80 €      +39.34 %
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) 2,230.06 € 2,217.10 €      -0.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.00 1.63      -18.61 %
Last update: May 2021June 2021
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