Cost of Living in Lyon

Summary of cost of living in Lyon, France:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.27 $ 10.85-21.69
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 59.65 $ 43.38-86.76
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.85 $ 9.76-14.10
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.59 $ 5.42-8.68
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.51 $ 4.34-10.85
Cappuccino (regular) 3.38 $ 1.63-4.88
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 $ 2.17-4.34
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $ 1.08-2.17
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.68 $ 3.28-7.39
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 $ 1.97-6.89
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.09 $ 0.49-1.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.99 $ 2.15-4.56
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.85 $ 5.90-11.81
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.27 $ 3.94-11.31
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.32 $ 7.38-11.88
Apples (1 lb) 1.20 $ 0.90-1.48
Banana (1 lb) 1.08 $ 0.74-1.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.68 $ 1.33-1.97
Tomato (1 lb) 1.84 $ 1.48-1.97
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $ 0.49-1.48
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 $ 0.49-1.48
Lettuce (1 head) 1.44 $ 0.87-1.63
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.84 $ 0.30-1.41
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.59 $ 3.96-10.85
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.69 $ 1.97-3.25
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 $ 1.36-3.80
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.93 $ 11.39-13.01
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.17 $ 2.06-2.28
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.27 $ 72.66-78.74
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.42 $ 5.42-8.68
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.79 $
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.89 $ 31.89-32.54
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.74 $ 6.96-8.21
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,133.67 $ 33,279.11-35,133.67
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,976.39 $ 20,595.41-29,065.67
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.54 $ 162.68-325.36
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 26.22 $ 10.85-34.69
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 34.91 $ 21.69-48.80
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.98 $ 30.37-81.34
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.69 $ 21.69-21.69
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.10 $ 8.68-16.27
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 569.38 $ 325.36-1,546.55
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,658.80 $ 5,422.70-16,268.10
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.51 $ 65.07-108.45
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.01 $ 27.11-54.23
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.52 $ 75.92-108.45
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.54 $ 107.37-216.91
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 971.64 $ 759.18-1,355.67
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 612.09 $ 488.04-867.63
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,779.73 $ 1,301.45-3,231.93
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,199.02 $ 921.86-1,626.81
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 574.95 $ 513.86-654.92
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 404.74 $ 403.02-421.97
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,894.64 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.61 3.50-4.50

Prices in Lyon

This city had 419 entries in the past 12 months by 84 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Oct 02, 2023:
We are a family of 2 adults, 1 child (age 10) and a cat.

We budget/spend 150€ weekly on only the basic & nessacary household items + cat food & sand + foodstuffs => 600€ per month

...sometimes it may go over by 20/30€ more depending on our choice of meats &/ nuts/fruit purchased in that a month.
Leelee on Apr 26, 2022:
I think it's only fair to add "école maternelle" to the list of childcare. Yes, it is public and it's free but it just doesn't exist in Korea and people have no choice but the private one. Also, health insurance? At the age of 28 I paid a little less than 40 euros for my mutuelle, and in Korea at the age of 30, I pay 80 euros, which still doesn't cover everything like French mutuelle does.
Lihp on May 31, 2020:
@Geoffrey Knight / @Tim: it really depends on many factors, 560euro including rent is abit bizarre - are you renting a room? or a small apartment outside of Lyon? Does it include other miscellaneous charges? In the city of Lyon, you will hardly find a place with that price.
Anonymous on Mar 08, 2020:
I don't see how it's possible to spend that less actually :) His contract probably included meals and rent charges. Unless he was there 20 years ago?
Right now it's 500 euros for a 20 square meters, for the rent alone. And the cost of living in France, besides the rent is not so different than in Paris so i let you do the math...