Cost of Living in Lausanne

Summary about cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 Fr. 15.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105.00 Fr. 85.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Fr. 13.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 Fr. 5.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.25 Fr. 5.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.80 Fr. 2.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.03 Fr. 2.50-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.93 Fr. 3.00-5.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.29 Fr. 4.54-7.38
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.37 Fr. 1.09-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.48 Fr. 0.91-2.30
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.12 Fr. 3.60-7.56
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.43 Fr. 7.71-13.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.76 Fr. 6.80-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.14 Fr. 15.88-36.47
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 Fr. 1.36-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.08 Fr. 0.63-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.23 Fr. 0.64-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.89 Fr. 0.91-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 0.95 Fr. 0.38-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.99 Fr. 0.88-1.18
Lettuce (1 head) 2.13 Fr. 1.30-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.19 Fr. 0.95-1.95
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 Fr. 9.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.71 Fr. 1.50-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.21 Fr. 2.50-3.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.85 Fr. 8.50-9.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 Fr. 3.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 Fr. 74.00-180.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 Fr. 6.20-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.35 Fr. 4.18-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 54.00 Fr. 48.00-75.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.48 Fr. 6.36-8.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,590.00 Fr. 31,238.09-40,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,207.42 Fr. 30,000.00-34,344.55
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 288.92 Fr. 220.00-425.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 Fr. 0.10-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.09 Fr. 40.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.80 Fr. 55.00-120.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.12 Fr. 30.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Fr. 18.00-30.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,511.11 Fr. 1,500.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,500.00 Fr. 30,000.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 107.88 Fr. 69.90-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.99 Fr. 30.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.78 Fr. 80.00-170.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 181.29 Fr. 130.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,555.94 Fr. 1,265.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,267.14 Fr. 1,000.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,127.27 Fr. 2,500.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,570.00 Fr. 2,200.00-5,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,277.41 Fr. 929.02-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 940.41 Fr. 650.32-1,393.53
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,142.77 Fr.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.96 1.25-3.00

Prices in Lausanne

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Last update: February 2023
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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