Cost of Living in Lausanne

Summary of cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.23 $ 22.59-45.17
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 135.51 $ 101.63-169.39
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.94 $ 14.68-18.07
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.03 $ 6.78-11.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.78 $ 5.65-10.16
Cappuccino (regular) 5.22 $ 2.26-6.78
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.89 $ 3.39-5.65
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.58 $ 3.95-5.65
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.41 $ 5.77-8.55
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.12 $ 1.23-4.61
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.87 $ 1.18-3.05
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.78 $ 4.07-8.54
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.96 $ 7.68-15.37
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.95 $ 7.66-17.93
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 30.22 $ 17.93-51.22
Apples (1 lb) 2.15 $ 1.54-2.56
Banana (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.76-2.02
Oranges (1 lb) 1.40 $ 0.72-1.79
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 $ 0.82-3.05
Potato (1 lb) 1.07 $ 0.43-1.64
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 $ 1.02-1.69
Lettuce (1 head) 2.37 $ 1.69-3.05
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.42 $ 0.79-2.20
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.81 $ 10.16-22.59
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.51 $ 1.22-4.52
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.38 $ 2.26-3.95
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.16 $ 9.60-11.29
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.18 $ 3.16-5.65
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 86.39 $ 83.57-225.85
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.90 $ 7.00-11.29
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.09 $ 4.73-7.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.98 $ 56.46-135.51
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.52 $ 7.52-9.87
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 38,846.66 $ 37,039.84-42,912.01
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,640.84 $ 33,877.90-38,784.04
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 352.70 $ 282.32-437.94
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 57.69 $ 28.23-77.92
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.47 $ 45.17-84.69
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 91.55 $ 62.11-135.51
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 42.35 $ 33.88-45.17
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.15 $ 21.46-29.36
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,049.01 $ 2,710.23-3,387.79
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,066.11 $ 24,843.79-39,524.22
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 135.37 $ 67.76-169.39
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.79 $ 33.88-79.05
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 155.27 $ 101.63-191.97
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 173.03 $ 112.93-338.78
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,630.37 $ 1,355.12-2,077.84
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,183.84 $ 903.41-1,468.04
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,293.68 $ 2,258.53-5,081.69
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,687.65 $ 2,032.67-5,081.69
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,390.07 $ 1,049.11-2,098.22
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 957.06 $ 734.38-1,573.67
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,813.06 $
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: March 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