Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Paris 

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Consumer Prices in Paris are 5.6% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Paris are 21.5% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Paris are 41.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Paris are 11.5% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Paris are 22.1% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Paris is 3.3% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Paris Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 £
(22.21 €)
15.40 £
(18.00 €)
     -18.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(93.50 €)
64.17 £
(75.00 €)
     -19.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.35 €)
10.27 £
(12.00 €)
     +28.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(7.60 €)
5.99 £
(7.00 €)
     -7.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(6.43 €)
5.99 £
(7.00 €)
     +8.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 £
(4.23 €)
3.70 £
(4.33 €)
     +2.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 £
(2.27 €)
2.90 £
(3.39 €)
     +49.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 £
(1.91 €)
2.31 £
(2.70 €)
     +41.4 %
Markets
London Edit Paris Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.98 £
(5.83 €)
4.68 £
(5.47 €)
     -6.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 £
(1.65 €)
1.33 £
(1.56 €)
     -5.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.05 €)
0.89 £
(1.04 €)
     -1.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.32 £
(3.88 €)
3.91 £
(4.57 €)
     +18.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.07 €)
8.20 £
(9.59 €)
     +135.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.06 €)
5.52 £
(6.45 €)
     +58.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.82 £
(6.81 €)
8.49 £
(9.92 €)
     +45.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.29 €)
1.23 £
(1.44 €)
     +11.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.66 €)
0.89 £
(1.04 €)
     +57.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.21 £
(1.41 €)
1.34 £
(1.56 €)
     +10.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.40 £
(1.63 €)
1.55 £
(1.81 €)
     +10.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.67 €)
0.86 £
(1.00 €)
     +49.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.92 £
(1.08 €)
     +68.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 £
(1.09 €)
1.31 £
(1.53 €)
     +41.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(1.48 €)
0.76 £
(0.89 €)
     -40.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(10.52 €)
6.84 £
(8.00 €)
     -23.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 £
(2.43 €)
2.02 £
(2.36 €)
     -2.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(2.85 €)
3.01 £
(3.52 €)
     +23.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.53 €)
10.27 £
(12.00 €)
     -31.6 %
Transportation
London Edit Paris Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 £
(3.39 €)
1.82 £
(2.12 €)
     -37.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(233.76 €)
72.73 £
(85.00 €)
     -63.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.68 €)
5.35 £
(6.25 €)
     +33.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.66 €)
2.66 £
(3.11 €)
     -15.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.06 €)
39.36 £
(46.00 €)
     +31.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.73 £
(6.70 €)
6.12 £
(7.15 €)
     +6.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(31,042.72 €)
25,667.85 £
(30,000.00 €)
     -3.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(30,681.96 €)
25,952.10 £
(30,332.22 €)
     -1.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Paris Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 287.94 £
(336.54 €)
183.87 £
(214.91 €)
     -36.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.58 £
(18.21 €)
13.64 £
(15.95 €)
     -12.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.25 £
(36.52 €)
25.19 £
(29.44 €)
     -19.4 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Paris Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.31 £
(55.29 €)
32.63 £
(38.14 €)
     -31.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.55 £
(15.84 €)
14.42 £
(16.86 €)
     +6.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(17.53 €)
11.12 £
(13.00 €)
     -25.8 %
Childcare
London Edit Paris Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £
(2,150.95 €)
658.38 £
(769.50 €)
     -64.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(23,439.55 €)
13,024.06 £
(15,222.22 €)
     -35.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Paris Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.26 £
(97.31 €)
78.98 £
(92.31 €)
     -5.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.32 £
(47.13 €)
34.74 £
(40.60 €)
     -13.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.80 £
(103.79 €)
85.63 £
(100.08 €)
     -3.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.59 £
(114.06 €)
120.29 £
(140.59 €)
     +23.3 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Paris Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,245.83 £
(2,624.88 €)
1,199.58 £
(1,402.05 €)
     -46.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,630.17 £
(1,905.31 €)
819.45 £
(957.75 €)
     -49.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,236.90 £
(4,952.00 €)
2,585.88 £
(3,022.32 €)
     -39.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,902.63 £
(3,392.53 €)
1,860.10 £
(2,174.04 €)
     -35.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Paris Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,311.20 £
(1,532.50 €)
946.22 £
(1,105.92 €)
     -27.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 716.48 £
(837.40 €)
677.01 £
(791.27 €)
     -5.5 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Paris Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,179.11 £
(3,715.67 €)
2,411.88 £
(2,818.95 €)
     -24.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.57 3.77      -32.4 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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