Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and Paris 

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Cost of Living in Paris is 38.7% higher than in Madrid (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Paris is 32.8% higher than in Madrid
Rent Prices in Paris are 22.5% higher than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in Paris are 30.2% higher than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in Paris are 57.4% higher than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in Paris is 3.2% higher than in Madrid
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Restaurants
Madrid Edit Paris Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 18.00 €      +20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 75.00 €      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 12.00 €      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 7.00 €      +100.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 7.00 €      +75.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.45 € 4.23 €      +72.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.59 € 3.54 €      +36.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 € 2.77 €      +65.7 %
Markets
Madrid Edit Paris Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.02 € 5.32 €      +32.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 € 1.71 €      +21.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.68 € 1.10 €      +62.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.79 € 4.60 €      +64.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.53 € 9.46 €      +44.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.56 € 6.56 €      +84.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.46 € 10.12 €      +56.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 € 1.48 €      +39.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 € 1.00 €      +19.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 € 1.60 €      +76.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.03 € 1.80 €      +74.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.71 € 1.01 €      +42.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.71 € 1.07 €      +51.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.20 € 1.59 €      +32.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 € 0.95 €      +11.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.50 € 8.00 €      +23.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.22 € 2.29 €      +88.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.84 € 3.54 €      +92.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.65 € 12.00 €      +112.4 %
Transportation
Madrid Edit Paris Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 2.15 €      +43.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 € 85.00 €      +70.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.38 € 6.25 €      +85.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.09 € 3.11 €      +48.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.75 € 46.00 €      +93.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.34 € 7.23 €      +14.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,365.00 € 30,500.00 €      -8.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,882.89 € 30,623.75 €      +9.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Madrid Edit Paris Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.96 € 235.05 €      +51.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.38 € 15.60 €      +1.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.21 € 29.28 €      -6.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Madrid Edit Paris Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.34 € 38.03 €      -12.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.56 € 17.49 €      +39.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 13.00 €      +30.0 %
Childcare
Madrid Edit Paris Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 515.77 € 743.89 €      +44.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,119.05 € 16,375.00 €      +79.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Madrid Edit Paris Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.78 € 97.16 €      +10.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.13 € 41.42 €      +14.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.29 € 102.96 €      +18.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 104.23 € 141.32 €      +35.6 %
Rent Per Month
Madrid Edit Paris Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,352.04 € 1,362.57 €      +0.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 966.67 € 996.15 €      +3.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,332.71 € 3,117.50 €      +33.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,673.49 € 2,269.00 €      +35.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Madrid Edit Paris Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 517.32 € 1,104.13 €      +113.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 311.15 € 816.43 €      +162.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Madrid Edit Paris Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,129.26 € 2,916.77 €      +37.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.42 3.80      +10.9 %
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