Cost of Living in Lausanne

Summary about cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr. 12.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 Fr. 90.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 12.90-16.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr. 6.00-9.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 Fr. 5.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 Fr. 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.90 Fr. 3.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 Fr. 2.50-5.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.72 Fr. 4.54-7.38
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 Fr. 1.32-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.11 Fr. 0.68-2.30
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.34 Fr. 2.64-7.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.20 Fr. 7.26-13.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.53 Fr. 6.35-15.42
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 25.12 Fr. 11.34-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 1.54 Fr. 0.91-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 1.17 Fr. 0.63-1.50
Oranges (1 lb) 1.62 Fr. 0.84-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.65 Fr. 0.91-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.93 Fr. 0.55-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 Fr. 0.68-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.11 Fr. 1.30-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.86 Fr. 0.25-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 Fr. 12.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.93 Fr. 2.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.17 Fr. 1.00-3.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.25 Fr. 8.00-8.80
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 Fr. 3.30-4.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 74.00 Fr. 61.67-108.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.20 Fr. 6.00-11.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.35 Fr. 4.18-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 54.00 Fr. 48.00-54.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.35 Fr. 5.68-6.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,500.00 Fr. 23,000.00-30,800.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,225.00 Fr. 31,900.00-35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197.49 Fr. 144.50-340.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 Fr. 0.10-0.29
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.89 Fr. 40.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 92.38 Fr. 50.00-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.14 Fr. 25.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr. 18.00-25.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,295.62 Fr. 1,500.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,942.86 Fr. 28,000.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.80 Fr. 60.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.11 Fr. 25.00-69.90
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.50 Fr. 80.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 170.31 Fr. 100.00-250.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,491.40 Fr. 1,200.00-1,865.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,178.85 Fr. 900.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,915.79 Fr. 2,200.00-4,166.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,552.63 Fr. 1,800.00-4,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,297.53 Fr. 929.02-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,037.41 Fr. 743.22-1,393.53
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,418.47 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.70 1.00-2.00

Prices in Lausanne

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Last update: June 2021
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2 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
Anonymous on Nov 06, 2017:
Expatriate family of 2 Primary school students. Would 8000 per month suffice?