Cost of living in Lugano, Switzerland

Summary of cost of living in Lugano

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CHF 6,129
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CHF 3,341
  • Lugano is the cheapest city in Switzerl. (5 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Lugano is more expensive than in 92% of cities in Western Europe (6 out of 63)
  • Cost of living in Lugano is more expensive than in 94% of cities in the World (11 out of 165)
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List of prices in Lugano
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CHF 27
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CHF 15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CHF 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CHF 1.52
12 eggs, large CHF 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CHF 4.12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CHF 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CHF 3.63
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CHF 2.30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CHF 1.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CHF 15
2 liters of coca-cola CHF 2.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CHF 2.78
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CHF 2,786
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CHF 1,967
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CHF 235
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CHF 1,622
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CHF 1,246
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CHF 139
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CHF 58
40” flat screen tv CHF 638
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CHF 194
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CHF 12
Hourly rate for cleaning help CHF 25
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CHF 98
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CHF 34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CHF 117
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CHF 128
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CHF 31,992
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CHF 1.90
Monthly ticket public transport CHF 76
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CHF 24
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CHF 14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CHF 40
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CHF 107
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CHF 6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CHF 5.29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CHF 4.81
4 rolls of toilet paper CHF 2.91
Tube of toothpaste CHF 3.99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CHF 36
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CHF 75
2 tickets to the movies CHF 32
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CHF 115
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CHF 122
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CHF 14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CHF 3.91
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CHF 5.93
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CHF 525
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CHF 0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district CHF 109
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CHF 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 19, 2024

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Lugano position in our World Ranking

the world
11th
out of 165
western europe
6th
out of 63
switzerl.
5th
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Lugano compared to other cities:

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