Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Paris 

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Cost of Living in Paris is 11.7% higher than in Helsinki (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Paris is 23.8% higher than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Paris are 57.7% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Paris are 0.6% higher than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Paris are 22.4% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Paris is 13.4% lower than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 18.00 €      +20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 € 75.00 €      -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 12.00 €      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 € 7.00 €      -12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 € 7.00 €      -12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.48 € 4.23 €      -5.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 € 3.54 €      +32.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 € 2.77 €      +54.9 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.45 € 5.30 €      +19.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 € 1.68 €      -34.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.17 € 1.12 €      -4.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.88 € 4.65 €      +61.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.55 € 9.46 €      +166.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.22 € 6.57 €      +25.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.43 € 10.12 €      +7.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 € 1.47 €      +43.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 € 1.00 €      +25.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 € 1.61 €      +67.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.76 € 1.82 €      +3.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 € 1.02 €      +87.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.82 € 1.08 €      +32.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.94 € 1.59 €      -17.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 € 0.95 €      -47.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 € 8.00 €      -42.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.63 € 2.29 €      -12.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.09 € 3.60 €      +16.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.40 € 12.00 €      +15.4 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 € 2.15 €      -27.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.60 € 85.00 €      +27.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.75 € 6.25 €      -7.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 € 3.11 €      +60.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.40 € 46.00 €      -18.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.19 € 7.23 €      +0.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,490.00 € 30,500.00 €      -6.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,916.11 € 30,623.75 €      -9.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 110.73 € 236.09 €      +113.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.30 € 15.72 €      -35.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.37 € 29.15 €      +50.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.70 € 38.12 €      -10.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.71 € 17.49 €      -29.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 € 13.00 €      -23.5 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 311.23 € 743.89 €      +139.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,365.60 € 16,375.00 €      +95.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.48 € 96.50 €      +11.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.41 € 41.64 €      +36.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.04 € 102.96 €      +41.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.17 € 139.73 €      +46.8 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,015.36 € 1,359.22 €      +33.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 797.16 € 998.68 €      +25.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,775.19 € 3,093.97 €      +74.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,308.80 € 2,269.00 €      +73.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 696.56 € 1,104.13 €      +58.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 405.87 € 816.43 €      +101.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Paris Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,720.37 € 2,916.77 €      +7.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.85 3.80      -1.4 %
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