- LEADING ACTIVITIES
- EUROPE AT YOUR DOORSTEP
- WORLD CLASS FACILITIES
- Organize an event in Lyon
- Set up my business in Lyon
- ATTRACTING WORLD LEADERS
- MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
- BIG PLANS ON A EUROPEAN SCALE
- A LAND OF INNOVATION
LYON OFFERS A FULL RANGE OF REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS FOR COMPANIES, FROM SPECIALIZED INDUSTRY AND SCIENCE PARKS TO SERVICE SECTOR PREMISES, START-UP PARKS AND LOGISTICS SITES.
The reasonable cost of living also gives Lyon an advantage over other large cities around the world.
Operating and salary costs
Lyon holds second place for international real estate investments in France, with some of the most competitive business property prices in Europe.
Lyon or Paris? Setting up operations with 100 employees in 2000 square meters of office space in Lyon rather than in Paris represents a potential savings of nearly €1.3 million annually. Choosing Lyon means not only getting top quality offices at much lower rates (€200 before tax/sq. m. in Lyon, compared with €730 before tax/sq. m. in Paris), but also lower salary costs than in other major urban areas in Europe, and 5% to 15% lower than in Paris. (Source: Ernst & Young, 2007)
Cost of living
For an equivalent quality of life, a family budget in Lyon is 30% less than in Paris. (Source: Ernst & Young, August 2005)
In addition, the cost of tuition at international schools is among the lowest in European capitals: half the price of Barcelona and as little as one sixth the cost of Paris!
For office space, the Lyon metropolitan area offers rental prices at a third or even a quarter the cost of Paris, for equivalent quality. In industrial zones, the savings can easily reach €20 to €25 before tax per square meter per year. But Lyon is not the only city with such attractive prices. Its real competitive edge lies in the combination of lower costs and the advantages of a European metropolis on a human scale: accessibility, high quality infrastructures and public transportation, ease of travel within the city, and a genuine quality of life and affordable residential real estate.