Cost of Living in Lausanne

Summary of cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr. 20.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 Fr. 100.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 14.00-19.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr. 6.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 Fr. 5.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.65 Fr. 2.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.38 Fr. 3.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.06 Fr. 3.50-5.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.56 Fr. 5.11-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.74 Fr. 1.09-4.08
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.66 Fr. 1.04-2.70
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.01 Fr. 3.60-7.56
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.70 Fr. 6.80-13.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.58 Fr. 6.78-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 26.76 Fr. 15.88-45.36
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 Fr. 1.36-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.03 Fr. 0.68-1.79
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 Fr. 0.64-1.59
Tomato (1 lb) 1.99 Fr. 0.73-2.70
Potato (1 lb) 0.95 Fr. 0.38-1.45
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 Fr. 0.91-1.50
Lettuce (1 head) 2.10 Fr. 1.50-2.70
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.26 Fr. 0.70-1.95
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 Fr. 9.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.22 Fr. 1.08-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 Fr. 2.00-3.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 Fr. 8.50-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 Fr. 3.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 76.50 Fr. 74.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 Fr. 6.20-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.51 Fr. 4.18-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 54.00 Fr. 50.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.54 Fr. 6.66-8.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,400.00 Fr. 32,800.00-38,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,561.14 Fr. 30,000.00-34,344.55
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 319.88 Fr. 250.00-425.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.08 Fr. 25.00-69.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.77 Fr. 49.00-75.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.07 Fr. 55.00-120.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.50 Fr. 30.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 21.00 Fr. 19.00-30.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,700.00 Fr. 2,400.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,166.67 Fr. 22,000.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 108.62 Fr. 40.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.75 Fr. 30.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.75 Fr. 90.00-170.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153.22 Fr. 100.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,443.75 Fr. 1,200.00-1,840.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,048.33 Fr. 800.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,916.67 Fr. 2,000.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,380.00 Fr. 1,800.00-4,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,230.96 Fr. 929.02-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 847.51 Fr. 650.32-1,393.53
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,147.65 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.50 2.50-2.50

Prices in Lausanne

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Last update: February 2024
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1 Comments so far
Benjamen Bakehena on Mar 20, 2021:
How can I get a single bedroom apartment near EPFL Gene Expression Core Facility.

Currently I am in Uganda I will be joining EPFL for my PhD training in ctober. I am trying to make a budget to submit to my funders.
Your response is highly welcome.

Kind regards
Benjamen Bakehena BSc, MSc.
+25 781 608 281/ 759 764 817
Research Assistant Medical and Molecular Biology laboratories
Makerere University, CHS, Mulago-Kampala, Uganda