Cost of Living in Lausanne

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2495
$6652
🛋️ Without rent
$1124
$3965
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1371
$2686
🍽️ Food
$810
$2145
🚐 Transport
$97.1
$266
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$6312
😀 Quality of life
92
🏙️ Population
139K

The average cost of living in Lausanne is $2495, which is in the top 1% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 134th out of 9294 in our global list and 9th out of 50 in Switzerland.

The median after-tax salary is $6312, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.5 months. Ranked 57th (TOP 0.6%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in Switzerland. With an estimated population of 139K, Lausanne is the 4th largest city in Switzerland.

✈️ Closest airport 41 km Payerne Air Base
😷 Air quality Moderate 12.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 120 Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
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Prices in Lausanne

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$22.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$101
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.28
 Cappuccino
$5.22
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$4.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1378
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1117
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2600
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2353
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$230
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$19339
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7472
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.88
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$31.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$7.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$42.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.7
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$18.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$4.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$78.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$20.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$102
💇 Haircut, simple
$32.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$123
👟 Brand Sneakers
$133
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2575
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$23262

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