Cost of Living Comparison Between Lausanne and Geneva 

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Consumer Prices in Geneva are 4.1% lower than in Lausanne (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Geneva are 8.2% higher than in Lausanne
Rent Prices in Geneva are 41.5% higher than in Lausanne
Restaurant Prices in Geneva are 0.3% higher than in Lausanne
Groceries Prices in Geneva are 3.3% lower than in Lausanne
Local Purchasing Power in Geneva is 4.2% 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. 15.50 Fr.      +3.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr. 7.50 Fr.      -6.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 Fr. 7.00 Fr.      +7.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.60 Fr. 4.78 Fr.      +3.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.40 Fr. 4.30 Fr.      -2.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.12 Fr. 3.75 Fr.      -9.1 %
Markets
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.49 Fr. 6.00 Fr.      -7.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.69 Fr. 2.91 Fr.      +8.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 Fr. 1.51 Fr.      -4.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.01 Fr. 6.42 Fr.      +6.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.31 Fr. 9.70 Fr.      +4.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.29 Fr. 10.56 Fr.      +2.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.75 Fr. 21.41 Fr.      -13.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 Fr. 1.66 Fr.      -12.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.03 Fr. 1.17 Fr.      +13.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 Fr. 1.35 Fr.      +8.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.99 Fr. 1.87 Fr.      -5.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.95 Fr. 1.07 Fr.      +12.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 Fr. 1.06 Fr.      -3.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.10 Fr. 2.19 Fr.      +4.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.26 Fr. 1.31 Fr.      +4.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 Fr. 15.00 Fr.      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.22 Fr. 2.73 Fr.      +22.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 Fr. 2.51 Fr.      -16.1 %
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) 76.00 Fr. 70.00 Fr.      -7.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 Fr. 6.00 Fr.      -14.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.51 Fr. 4.83 Fr.      +7.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 54.00 Fr. 52.50 Fr.      -2.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.56 Fr. 7.49 Fr.      -0.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,400.00 Fr. 32,800.00 Fr.      -4.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,561.14 Fr. 32,300.00 Fr.      +2.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 294.55 Fr. 208.24 Fr.      -29.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.08 Fr. 51.59 Fr.      +1.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.29 Fr. 52.08 Fr.      +3.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.62 Fr. 74.01 Fr.      -7.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.50 Fr. 28.37 Fr.      -24.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.50 Fr. 20.00 Fr.      -2.4 %
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) 108.62 Fr. 99.45 Fr.      -8.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.44 Fr. 64.90 Fr.      +42.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 132.86 Fr. 121.67 Fr.      -8.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153.22 Fr. 187.01 Fr.      +22.0 %
Rent Per Month
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,487.78 Fr. 2,086.47 Fr.      +40.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,081.67 Fr. 1,749.03 Fr.      +61.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,000.00 Fr. 4,137.81 Fr.      +37.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,350.00 Fr. 3,232.08 Fr.      +37.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,230.96 Fr. 1,668.44 Fr.      +35.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 847.51 Fr. 1,256.81 Fr.      +48.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Lausanne Edit Geneva Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,264.07 Fr. 5,936.75 Fr.      +12.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.50 2.50      0.0 %
Last update: March 2024April 2024
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