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Cost of Living Comparison Between France and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 1.55% lower than in France
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 7.11% higher than in France
Rent Prices in United States are 33.09% higher than in France
Restaurant Prices in United States are 16.95% lower than in France
Groceries Prices in United States are 12.00% higher than in France
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 18.38% higher than in France

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  France  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(13.09 $)
    9.17 €
(10.00 $)
     -23.60 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(54.54 $)
    41.26 €
(45.00 $)
     -17.49 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(8.73 $)
    5.96 €
(6.50 $)
     -25.51 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 €
(5.45 $)
    3.21 €
(3.50 $)
     -35.82 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 €
(4.36 $)
    4.58 €
(5.00 $)
     +14.60 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.54 €
(2.77 $)
    3.41 €
(3.71 $)
     +34.32 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.41 €
(2.63 $)
    1.50 €
(1.64 $)
     -37.56 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 €
(1.65 $)
    1.21 €
(1.32 $)
     -20.11 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.56 €
(3.88 $)
    3.54 €
(3.86 $)
     -0.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.18 €
(1.28 $)
    2.05 €
(2.24 $)
     +74.71 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.77 €
(0.84 $)
    1.31 €
(1.43 $)
     +70.12 %
Eggs (12) 2.67 €
(2.91 $)
    2.20 €
(2.40 $)
     -17.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.73 €
(6.25 $)
    4.02 €
(4.38 $)
     -29.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.70 €
(5.13 $)
    3.40 €
(3.71 $)
     -27.67 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 €
(1.15 $)
    1.62 €
(1.76 $)
     +52.96 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.04 €
(1.13 $)
    1.61 €
(1.76 $)
     +55.28 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.03 €
(1.12 $)
    1.63 €
(1.78 $)
     +58.68 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.64 €
(0.70 $)
    1.06 €
(1.15 $)
     +65.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.11 €
(1.21 $)
    1.45 €
(1.59 $)
     +30.96 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.72 €
(0.79 $)
    1.63 €
(1.78 $)
     +126.09 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.25 €
(5.73 $)
    11.00 €
(12.00 $)
     +109.55 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.24 €
(1.35 $)
    1.54 €
(1.68 $)
     +24.02 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 €
(1.45 $)
    2.00 €
(2.18 $)
     +49.85 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 €
(7.64 $)
    5.50 €
(6.00 $)
     -21.42 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 €
(1.75 $)
    1.83 €
(2.00 $)
     +14.60 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.90 €
(50.07 $)
    58.68 €
(64.00 $)
     +27.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 €
(3.27 $)
    2.75 €
(3.00 $)
     -8.32 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 €
(2.63 $)
    2.29 €
(2.50 $)
     -5.05 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(32.72 $)
    27.50 €
(30.00 $)
     -8.32 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.17 €
(5.64 $)
    2.69 €
(2.93 $)
     -47.93 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,500.00 €
(20,178.88 $)
    19,252.80 €
(21,000.00 $)
     +4.07 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 144.61 €
(157.73 $)
    145.64 €
(158.85 $)
     +0.71 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 €
(0.22 $)
    0.14 €
(0.16 $)
     -27.63 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.25 €
(29.73 $)
    43.08 €
(46.99 $)
     +58.06 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.55 €
(48.59 $)
    34.81 €
(37.97 $)
     -21.86 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.71 €
(18.23 $)
    17.03 €
(18.57 $)
     +1.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.25 €
(10.09 $)
    9.17 €
(10.00 $)
     -0.89 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.38 €
(92.04 $)
    37.28 €
(40.67 $)
     -55.81 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.06 €
(44.79 $)
    32.92 €
(35.91 $)
     -19.83 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.33 €
(96.35 $)
    71.20 €
(77.66 $)
     -19.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.18 €
(107.09 $)
    78.19 €
(85.28 $)
     -20.36 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 642.09 €
(700.35 $)
    895.95 €
(977.26 $)
     +39.54 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 505.34 €
(551.20 $)
    702.71 €
(766.48 $)
     +39.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,180.79 €
(1,287.95 $)
    1,552.98 €
(1,693.91 $)
     +31.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 934.30 €
(1,019.09 $)
    1,190.59 €
(1,298.63 $)
     +27.43 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 398.11 €
(434.24 $)
    187.84 €
(204.89 $)
     -52.82 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 271.87 €
(296.55 $)
    122.91 €
(134.06 $)
     -54.79 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,916.61 €
(2,090.54 $)
    2,430.21 €
(2,650.75 $)
     +26.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.17     4.20      +32.43 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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Currency: EUR