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Cost of Living Comparison Between France and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 1.98% lower than in France
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 6.23% higher than in France
Rent Prices in United States are 30.87% higher than in France
Restaurant Prices in United States are 15.01% lower than in France
Groceries Prices in United States are 12.79% higher than in France
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 17.30% higher than in France

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  France  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(13.25 $)
    9.96 €
(11.00 $)
     -16.99 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(55.21 $)
    40.75 €
(45.00 $)
     -18.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(8.83 $)
    6.01 €
(6.64 $)
     -24.84 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 €
(5.52 $)
    3.17 €
(3.50 $)
     -36.61 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 €
(4.42 $)
    4.53 €
(5.00 $)
     +13.20 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.54 €
(2.80 $)
    3.37 €
(3.72 $)
     +32.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.42 €
(2.67 $)
    1.49 €
(1.65 $)
     -38.29 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 €
(1.66 $)
    1.21 €
(1.33 $)
     -19.92 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 €
(3.95 $)
    3.42 €
(3.78 $)
     -4.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.14 €
(1.26 $)
    2.05 €
(2.26 $)
     +79.84 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.75 €
(0.82 $)
    1.35 €
(1.49 $)
     +81.13 %
Eggs (12) 2.67 €
(2.95 $)
    2.22 €
(2.45 $)
     -16.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.79 €
(6.39 $)
    4.04 €
(4.46 $)
     -30.24 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.76 €
(5.25 $)
    3.44 €
(3.80 $)
     -27.65 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.05 €
(1.16 $)
    1.65 €
(1.82 $)
     +57.24 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 €
(1.13 $)
    1.64 €
(1.81 $)
     +60.58 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.04 €
(1.14 $)
    1.62 €
(1.79 $)
     +56.39 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 €
(0.70 $)
    1.07 €
(1.18 $)
     +68.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.08 €
(1.19 $)
    1.43 €
(1.58 $)
     +32.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.71 €
(0.79 $)
    1.60 €
(1.77 $)
     +124.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 €
(5.52 $)
    10.87 €
(12.00 $)
     +117.34 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.32 €
(1.46 $)
    1.57 €
(1.73 $)
     +18.92 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.41 €
(1.56 $)
    2.11 €
(2.33 $)
     +49.66 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 €
(7.73 $)
    5.49 €
(6.06 $)
     -21.60 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 €
(1.77 $)
    1.81 €
(2.00 $)
     +13.20 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.00 €
(53.01 $)
    57.96 €
(64.00 $)
     +20.74 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 €
(4.14 $)
    2.72 €
(3.00 $)
     -27.55 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 €
(2.67 $)
    2.26 €
(2.50 $)
     -6.22 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(33.13 $)
    27.17 €
(30.00 $)
     -9.44 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.23 €
(5.78 $)
    2.62 €
(2.89 $)
     -49.98 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,300.00 €
(20,208.33 $)
    19,016.91 €
(21,000.00 $)
     +3.92 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 150.23 €
(165.89 $)
    144.24 €
(159.29 $)
     -3.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 €
(0.23 $)
    0.14 €
(0.16 $)
     -30.72 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.54 €
(30.41 $)
    43.04 €
(47.53 $)
     +56.27 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.00 €
(49.69 $)
    33.96 €
(37.50 $)
     -24.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.79 €
(18.54 $)
    16.89 €
(18.65 $)
     +0.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.65 €
(10.66 $)
    9.06 €
(10.00 $)
     -6.16 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.69 €
(93.52 $)
    37.15 €
(41.03 $)
     -56.13 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.72 €
(44.96 $)
    32.24 €
(35.60 $)
     -20.82 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.62 €
(95.65 $)
    70.01 €
(77.31 $)
     -19.18 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.24 €
(108.48 $)
    78.47 €
(86.66 $)
     -20.12 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 649.21 €
(716.91 $)
    890.88 €
(983.78 $)
     +37.23 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 499.68 €
(551.79 $)
    697.19 €
(769.89 $)
     +39.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,198.86 €
(1,323.88 $)
    1,530.80 €
(1,690.43 $)
     +27.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 939.31 €
(1,037.26 $)
    1,182.75 €
(1,306.08 $)
     +25.92 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 398.95 €
(440.55 $)
    186.09 €
(205.49 $)
     -53.36 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 269.75 €
(297.88 $)
    118.95 €
(131.35 $)
     -55.91 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,929.90 €
(2,131.15 $)
    2,404.96 €
(2,655.75 $)
     +24.62 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.13     4.20      +33.99 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015August, 2015
Contributors:89110513
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: EUR