Cost of Living in Lyon

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1379
$3365
🛋️ Without rent
$713
$2182
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$666
$1183
🍽️ Food
$477
$1230
🚐 Transport
$121
$325
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2537
😀 Quality of life
88
🏙️ Population
523K

The average cost of living in Lyon is $1379, which is in the top 32% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2992nd out of 9294 in our global list, 21st out of 151 in France, and 4th out of 14 in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes.

The median after-tax salary is $2537, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 139th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in France, and 1st most liveable city in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. With an estimated population of 523K, Lyon is the 3rd largest city in France.

✈️ Closest airport 9 km Lyon-Bron Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 462 Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
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Prices in Lyon

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$50.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.36
 Cappuccino
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$689
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$521
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1323
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$955
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5862
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4357
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.94
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$66.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.14
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.37
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$85.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$742
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8471

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