Cost of Living Comparison Between Lausanne and Geneva 

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Cost of Living in Geneva is 5.1% lower than in Lausanne (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Geneva is 5.7% higher than in Lausanne
Rent Prices in Geneva are 33.2% higher than in Lausanne
Restaurant Prices in Geneva are 0.6% lower than in Lausanne
Groceries Prices in Geneva are 3.8% lower than in Lausanne
Local Purchasing Power in Geneva is 10.4% higher than in Lausanne
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Restaurants
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr. 25.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 Fr. 120.00 Fr.      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 15.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr. 8.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 Fr. 7.00 Fr.      -6.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.85 Fr. 4.76 Fr.      -1.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.36 Fr. 4.30 Fr.      -1.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.19 Fr. 3.73 Fr.      -10.9 %
Markets
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.59 Fr. 6.36 Fr.      -3.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.91 Fr. 3.06 Fr.      +5.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.91 Fr. 1.85 Fr.      -3.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.88 Fr. 6.46 Fr.      +9.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.50 Fr. 9.78 Fr.      +2.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.65 Fr. 11.61 Fr.      -0.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 22.31 Fr. 19.63 Fr.      -12.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.66 Fr. 1.40 Fr.      -15.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 Fr. 0.98 Fr.      +14.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 Fr. 1.21 Fr.      +3.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.56 Fr. 2.41 Fr.      -6.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 Fr. 1.00 Fr.      -2.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 Fr. 0.96 Fr.      -0.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.17 Fr. 2.14 Fr.      -1.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.07 Fr. 1.02 Fr.      -4.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 Fr. 15.00 Fr.      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.26 Fr. 2.71 Fr.      +20.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.09 Fr. 2.46 Fr.      -20.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 Fr. 8.50 Fr.      -5.6 %
Transportation
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 Fr. 3.00 Fr.      -18.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 78.00 Fr. 70.00 Fr.      -10.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 Fr. 6.00 Fr.      -14.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.67 Fr. 5.15 Fr.      +10.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 54.00 Fr. 52.50 Fr.      -2.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.42 Fr. 7.40 Fr.      -0.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,800.00 Fr. 32,800.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,048.91 Fr. 32,300.00 Fr.      -2.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 283.44 Fr. 197.52 Fr.      -30.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 49.35 Fr. 49.61 Fr.      +0.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.95 Fr. 49.70 Fr.      -2.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.33 Fr. 73.97 Fr.      -16.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 39.17 Fr. 28.37 Fr.      -27.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr. 20.00 Fr.      0.0 %
Childcare
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,700.00 Fr. 3,104.62 Fr.      +15.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,166.67 Fr. 27,522.22 Fr.      -8.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 100.00 Fr. 99.33 Fr.      -0.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.90 Fr. 60.44 Fr.      +23.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 132.50 Fr. 121.54 Fr.      -8.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 158.78 Fr. 181.61 Fr.      +14.4 %
Rent Per Month
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,575.45 Fr. 2,064.61 Fr.      +31.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,127.14 Fr. 1,727.04 Fr.      +53.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,057.14 Fr. 4,071.56 Fr.      +33.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,583.33 Fr. 3,249.58 Fr.      +25.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,230.96 Fr. 1,608.54 Fr.      +30.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 847.51 Fr. 1,201.20 Fr.      +41.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,338.65 Fr. 6,229.80 Fr.      +16.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.50 2.50      0.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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