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Cost of Living in France

Cost of living in France is 5.80% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in France is 29.35% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.39 $ 11.16-16.74
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.79 $ 39.05-66.95
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.93 $ 7.81-10.04
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.58 $ 4.35-7.25
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.02 $ 3.35-6.14
Cappuccino (regular) 2.85 $ 2.23-3.91
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.66 $ 1.67-3.35
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.72 $ 1.12-2.79
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.00 $ 3.38-5.07
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.25 $ 1.01-2.02
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.51-1.27
Eggs (12) 3.08 $ 2.23-4.46
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.55 $ 4.05-9.11
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.22 $ 3.54-7.09
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.60 $ 5.06-12.65
Apples (1 lb) 1.18 $ 0.76-1.52
Banana (1 lb) 0.94 $ 0.75-1.16
Oranges (1 lb) 1.14 $ 0.76-1.52
Tomato (1 lb) 1.18 $ 0.91-1.52
Potato (1 lb) 0.72 $ 0.51-1.01
Onion (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.51-1.27
Lettuce (1 head) 1.17 $ 1.10-1.67
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.78 $ 0.33-1.12
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.58 $ 4.54-8.93
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.60 $ 1.12-2.23
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.56 $ 1.12-2.23
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.81 $ 7.70-8.37
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.79 $ 1.56-2.01
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.95 $ 42.40-78.11
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.58 $ 2.90-6.69
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.79 $ 1.80-3.59
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.47 $ 27.90-44.63
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.56 $ 4.86-6.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,200.62 $ 17,295.25-25,663.91
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.34 $ 111.58-237.11
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 $ 0.13-0.39
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.66 $ 22.32-35.71
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.64 $ 33.47-66.95
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.16 $ 11.16-27.90
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.16 $ 8.93-12.27
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.60 $ 65.83-111.58
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.75 $ 33.47-55.79
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.44 $ 78.11-111.58
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 117.12 $ 89.27-167.37
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 779.40 $ 502.12-1,227.40
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 591.47 $ 424.01-836.87
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,387.83 $ 892.66-2,231.64
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,084.02 $ 781.08-1,673.73
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 559.35 $ 259.16-1,036.62
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 369.17 $ 207.32-621.97
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,148.20 $ 1,562.15-2,789.56
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.86 2.40-3.91

Prices in France

These data are based on 11117 entries in the past 18 months from 1145 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in France

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City
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Paris 85.37 47.75 67.39 80.47 83.06 102.39
Lyon 82.04 24.61 54.60 79.88 72.53 109.77
Grenoble 81.14 24.16 53.91 76.91 72.52 127.12
Nice 80.30 28.17 55.39 67.96 88.19 112.06
Bordeaux 79.24 21.56 51.68 74.30 75.82 92.22
Rennes 75.47 20.74 49.32 75.83 63.41 134.25
Toulouse 74.79 25.78 51.37 70.90 77.82 111.76
Lille 73.34 24.97 50.23 61.67 75.54 122.70
Nantes 71.17 21.35 47.37 62.23 73.48 134.73
Marseille 64.82 22.42 44.56 56.46 70.72 120.62
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