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Cost of Living Comparison Between France and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 3.66% lower than in France
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 5.46% higher than in France
Rent Prices in United States are 33.35% higher than in France
Restaurant Prices in United States are 13.72% lower than in France
Groceries Prices in United States are 10.68% higher than in France
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 15.59% higher than in France

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  France  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(13.52 $)
    9.77 €
(11.00 $)
     -18.61 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(56.31 $)
    44.39 €
(50.00 $)
     -11.21 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(9.01 $)
    5.99 €
(6.75 $)
     -25.08 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 €
(5.63 $)
    3.11 €
(3.50 $)
     -37.85 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 €
(4.51 $)
    4.44 €
(5.00 $)
     +10.99 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.52 €
(2.84 $)
    3.32 €
(3.74 $)
     +31.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.40 €
(2.71 $)
    1.47 €
(1.65 $)
     -39.02 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.49 €
(1.67 $)
    1.19 €
(1.34 $)
     -19.97 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.59 €
(4.04 $)
    3.34 €
(3.76 $)
     -7.07 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.12 €
(1.26 $)
    2.01 €
(2.27 $)
     +80.28 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.75 €
(0.84 $)
    1.33 €
(1.49 $)
     +77.00 %
Eggs (12) 2.69 €
(3.03 $)
    2.21 €
(2.49 $)
     -17.86 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.90 €
(6.65 $)
    3.99 €
(4.49 $)
     -32.42 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.72 €
(5.32 $)
    3.39 €
(3.82 $)
     -28.20 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.05 €
(1.18 $)
    1.64 €
(1.85 $)
     +56.38 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 €
(1.15 $)
    1.62 €
(1.82 $)
     +57.96 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.04 €
(1.17 $)
    1.58 €
(1.78 $)
     +52.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 €
(0.71 $)
    1.05 €
(1.18 $)
     +66.95 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.08 €
(1.22 $)
    1.40 €
(1.58 $)
     +29.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.71 €
(0.80 $)
    1.57 €
(1.76 $)
     +121.77 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 €
(5.63 $)
    10.65 €
(12.00 $)
     +113.10 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.37 €
(1.54 $)
    1.56 €
(1.76 $)
     +14.37 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.43 €
(1.61 $)
    2.10 €
(2.37 $)
     +47.47 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 €
(7.88 $)
    5.43 €
(6.12 $)
     -22.37 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 €
(1.80 $)
    1.78 €
(2.00 $)
     +10.99 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 €
(56.31 $)
    56.83 €
(64.00 $)
     +13.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 €
(4.51 $)
    2.66 €
(3.00 $)
     -33.41 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.48 €
(2.79 $)
    2.22 €
(2.50 $)
     -10.44 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(33.79 $)
    26.64 €
(30.00 $)
     -11.21 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.18 €
(5.83 $)
    2.53 €
(2.85 $)
     -51.13 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,425.00 €
(20,751.21 $)
    18,645.90 €
(21,000.00 $)
     +1.20 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.82 €
(172.11 $)
    140.03 €
(157.71 $)
     -8.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 €
(0.24 $)
    0.14 €
(0.16 $)
     -33.99 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.24 €
(30.68 $)
    42.64 €
(48.03 $)
     +56.54 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.38 €
(49.98 $)
    32.97 €
(37.13 $)
     -25.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.55 €
(18.64 $)
    16.27 €
(18.32 $)
     -1.68 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.65 €
(10.87 $)
    8.88 €
(10.00 $)
     -7.99 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.42 €
(93.95 $)
    36.58 €
(41.20 $)
     -56.15 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.16 €
(45.23 $)
    31.80 €
(35.81 $)
     -20.83 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.38 €
(96.15 $)
    68.16 €
(76.76 $)
     -20.17 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.25 €
(109.53 $)
    77.47 €
(87.25 $)
     -20.34 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 649.04 €
(730.98 $)
    897.58 €
(1,010.90 $)
     +38.29 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 495.69 €
(558.27 $)
    702.27 €
(790.93 $)
     +41.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,172.08 €
(1,320.06 $)
    1,532.89 €
(1,726.42 $)
     +30.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 913.98 €
(1,029.38 $)
    1,189.50 €
(1,339.68 $)
     +30.14 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 436.94 €
(492.10 $)
    182.44 €
(205.47 $)
     -58.25 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 288.69 €
(325.14 $)
    117.71 €
(132.57 $)
     -59.23 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,949.38 €
(2,195.50 $)
    2,376.18 €
(2,676.18 $)
     +21.89 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.08     4.18      +35.82 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2015August, 2015
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Currency: EUR