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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and France 

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Consumer Prices in France are 33.58% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in France are 23.58% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in France are 1.39% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in France are 47.93% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in France are 24.30% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in France is 31.29% lower than in United States

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  United States  France      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     16.58 $      +65.77 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     62.16 $      +38.14 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     10.36 $      +65.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     6.91 $      +97.34 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     5.53 $      +10.51 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     3.62 $      -0.78 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     3.30 $      +108.09 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     2.13 $      +68.05 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     1.30 $      +30.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     1.75 $      -26.81 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.89 $     2.46 $      -14.93 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     3.84 $      +70.67 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.46 $     17.95 $      +89.72 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.64 $     14.98 $      +96.11 %
Apples (1kg) 3.71 $     3.11 $      -16.06 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     3.19 $      -10.64 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     3.28 $      -11.84 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     1.97 $      -16.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.52 $      -3.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     1.09 $      -37.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     6.91 $      -42.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     2.22 $      -2.80 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     2.41 $      -26.66 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     9.12 $      +51.95 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     2.07 $      +3.61 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $     66.31 $      +0.47 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     3.94 $      +31.23 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.45 $      -6.63 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.10 $     34.54 $      +22.90 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     2.12 $      +120.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     23,829.26 $      +19.15 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.94 $     190.08 $      +17.38 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.36 $      +142.56 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.17 $     40.95 $      -11.30 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.53 $     70.82 $      +79.18 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     23.02 $      +24.81 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     12.43 $      +24.33 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.75 $     118.56 $      +190.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.53 $     51.41 $      +40.74 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.33 $     115.63 $      +51.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.44 $     137.94 $      +65.33 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.57 $     927.97 $      -6.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 749.89 $     725.29 $      -3.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.09 $     1,750.71 $      +2.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,282.20 $     1,385.60 $      +8.06 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,909.27 $     7,494.79 $      +292.55 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,230.64 $     4,409.08 $      +258.28 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,272.05 $     2,778.10 $      -15.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     3.62      -13.93 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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