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Cost of Living Comparison Between France and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 4.05% lower than in France
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 4.23% higher than in France
Rent Prices in United States are 29.08% higher than in France
Restaurant Prices in United States are 19.38% lower than in France
Groceries Prices in United States are 10.26% higher than in France
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 18.64% higher than in France

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  France  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(13.50 $)
    8.89 €
(10.00 $)
     -25.91 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(56.24 $)
    40.01 €
(45.00 $)
     -19.98 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(9.00 $)
    5.78 €
(6.50 $)
     -27.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 €
(5.62 $)
    3.11 €
(3.50 $)
     -37.76 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 €
(4.50 $)
    4.45 €
(5.00 $)
     +11.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.52 €
(2.83 $)
    3.31 €
(3.72 $)
     +31.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.42 €
(2.72 $)
    1.46 €
(1.64 $)
     -39.57 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 €
(1.70 $)
    1.18 €
(1.33 $)
     -21.55 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.54 €
(3.98 $)
    3.39 €
(3.82 $)
     -4.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.16 €
(1.30 $)
    2.00 €
(2.25 $)
     +72.84 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.76 €
(0.85 $)
    1.30 €
(1.46 $)
     +70.52 %
Eggs (12) 2.63 €
(2.96 $)
    2.15 €
(2.42 $)
     -18.22 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.70 €
(6.41 $)
    3.93 €
(4.42 $)
     -31.16 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.72 €
(5.31 $)
    3.35 €
(3.76 $)
     -29.12 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.05 €
(1.18 $)
    1.59 €
(1.79 $)
     +52.23 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.03 €
(1.15 $)
    1.60 €
(1.80 $)
     +55.80 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.02 €
(1.15 $)
    1.59 €
(1.78 $)
     +55.12 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 €
(0.70 $)
    1.04 €
(1.17 $)
     +66.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.09 €
(1.23 $)
    1.42 €
(1.59 $)
     +29.53 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.71 €
(0.80 $)
    1.58 €
(1.77 $)
     +120.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.45 €
(6.13 $)
    10.67 €
(12.00 $)
     +95.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.25 €
(1.41 $)
    1.53 €
(1.72 $)
     +21.93 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.36 €
(1.54 $)
    2.02 €
(2.27 $)
     +47.92 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 €
(7.87 $)
    5.33 €
(6.00 $)
     -23.79 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 €
(1.80 $)
    1.78 €
(2.00 $)
     +11.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 47.40 €
(53.31 $)
    56.90 €
(64.00 $)
     +20.05 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 €
(3.37 $)
    2.67 €
(3.00 $)
     -11.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 €
(2.72 $)
    2.22 €
(2.50 $)
     -7.92 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(33.74 $)
    26.67 €
(30.00 $)
     -11.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.18 €
(5.83 $)
    2.59 €
(2.91 $)
     -50.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,250.00 €
(20,526.37 $)
    18,671.10 €
(21,000.00 $)
     +2.31 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 145.82 €
(164.01 $)
    140.33 €
(157.83 $)
     -3.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 €
(0.23 $)
    0.14 €
(0.16 $)
     -30.77 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.56 €
(31.00 $)
    41.88 €
(47.11 $)
     +51.96 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.25 €
(49.77 $)
    33.42 €
(37.59 $)
     -24.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.62 €
(18.70 $)
    16.65 €
(18.72 $)
     +0.13 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.50 €
(10.68 $)
    8.89 €
(10.00 $)
     -6.41 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.51 €
(93.93 $)
    36.32 €
(40.85 $)
     -56.51 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.86 €
(45.96 $)
    31.80 €
(35.77 $)
     -22.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.25 €
(98.13 $)
    68.74 €
(77.31 $)
     -21.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.97 €
(110.19 $)
    76.64 €
(86.20 $)
     -21.77 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 647.16 €
(727.88 $)
    871.98 €
(980.75 $)
     +34.74 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 500.55 €
(562.98 $)
    680.03 €
(764.85 $)
     +35.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,182.64 €
(1,330.15 $)
    1,496.18 €
(1,682.80 $)
     +26.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 929.83 €
(1,045.80 $)
    1,159.94 €
(1,304.62 $)
     +24.75 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 392.69 €
(441.67 $)
    180.94 €
(203.51 $)
     -53.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 274.69 €
(308.95 $)
    117.09 €
(131.69 $)
     -57.37 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,915.61 €
(2,154.55 $)
    2,368.77 €
(2,664.24 $)
     +23.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.14     4.20      +33.80 %
 
Last updateJune, 2015June, 2015
Contributors:85610210
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: EUR