Cost of Living Comparison Between France and United States Reverse

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Cost of Living in United States is 9.3% higher than in France (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in United States is 29.3% higher than in France
Rent Prices in United States are 94.9% higher than in France
Restaurant Prices in United States are 17.9% higher than in France
Groceries Prices in United States are 6.7% higher than in France
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 39.4% higher than in France
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Restaurants
France Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(16.27 $)
18.44 €
(20.00 $)
     +22.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(65.09 $)
69.14 €
(75.00 $)
     +15.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(10.85 $)
10.14 €
(11.00 $)
     +1.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 €
(6.51 $)
5.53 €
(6.00 $)
     -7.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 €
(5.42 $)
6.45 €
(7.00 $)
     +29.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.05 €
(3.31 $)
4.71 €
(5.10 $)
     +54.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 €
(3.03 $)
2.29 €
(2.49 $)
     -18.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 €
(2.09 $)
1.89 €
(2.05 $)
     -1.8 %
Markets
France Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.28 €
(4.65 $)
3.69 €
(4.00 $)
     -13.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.60 €
(1.74 $)
2.98 €
(3.24 $)
     +86.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.99 €
(1.07 $)
1.90 €
(2.06 $)
     +91.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.77 €
(4.09 $)
3.40 €
(3.69 $)
     -9.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.71 €
(8.36 $)
5.36 €
(5.81 $)
     -30.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.84 €
(6.33 $)
5.05 €
(5.48 $)
     -13.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.65 €
(9.38 $)
6.69 €
(7.26 $)
     -22.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.25 €
(1.36 $)
2.21 €
(2.40 $)
     +76.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 €
(1.00 $)
0.70 €
(0.76 $)
     -23.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.34 €
(1.45 $)
1.87 €
(2.03 $)
     +40.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.53 €
(1.66 $)
2.04 €
(2.22 $)
     +33.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 €
(1.00 $)
1.25 €
(1.36 $)
     +36.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.94 €
(1.02 $)
1.27 €
(1.38 $)
     +34.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.37 €
(1.49 $)
1.99 €
(2.16 $)
     +44.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.70 €
(0.76 $)
2.02 €
(2.19 $)
     +187.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 €
(7.59 $)
13.83 €
(15.00 $)
     +97.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.20 €
(2.39 $)
1.64 €
(1.78 $)
     -25.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 €
(2.95 $)
3.28 €
(3.56 $)
     +20.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 €
(11.93 $)
9.22 €
(10.00 $)
     -16.2 %
Transportation
France Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.80 €
(1.95 $)
2.30 €
(2.50 $)
     +28.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.40 €
(72.03 $)
64.53 €
(70.00 $)
     -2.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.90 €
(3.15 $)
3.46 €
(3.75 $)
     +19.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.95 €
(3.19 $)
2.54 €
(2.75 $)
     -13.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.80 €
(30.16 $)
27.66 €
(30.00 $)
     -0.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.91 €
(7.49 $)
3.37 €
(3.65 $)
     -51.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,197.50 €
(34,927.01 $)
30,755.25 €
(33,362.50 $)
     -4.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,166.35 €
(29,469.35 $)
24,052.17 €
(26,091.17 $)
     -11.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
France Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.02 €
(194.19 $)
187.15 €
(203.02 $)
     +4.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 25.76 €
(27.94 $)
48.57 €
(52.69 $)
     +88.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.44 €
(31.94 $)
65.11 €
(70.63 $)
     +121.1 %
Sports And Leisure
France Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.88 €
(35.67 $)
43.15 €
(46.81 $)
     +31.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.74 €
(17.08 $)
20.26 €
(21.98 $)
     +28.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(13.02 $)
12.91 €
(14.00 $)
     +7.5 %
Childcare
France Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 674.19 €
(731.34 $)
1,269.22 €
(1,376.82 $)
     +88.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,467.96 €
(11,355.38 $)
20,896.19 €
(22,667.64 $)
     +99.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
France Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.28 €
(94.67 $)
47.94 €
(52.00 $)
     -45.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.38 €
(40.55 $)
39.10 €
(42.42 $)
     +4.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.29 €
(96.86 $)
81.51 €
(88.42 $)
     -8.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 117.07 €
(127.00 $)
104.93 €
(113.83 $)
     -10.4 %
Rent Per Month
France Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 785.82 €
(852.43 $)
1,615.24 €
(1,752.17 $)
     +105.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 589.46 €
(639.43 $)
1,329.01 €
(1,441.68 $)
     +125.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,485.45 €
(1,611.38 $)
2,709.94 €
(2,939.67 $)
     +82.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,168.84 €
(1,267.93 $)
2,198.61 €
(2,384.99 $)
     +88.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
France Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 570.01 €
(618.33 $)
282.66 €
(306.63 $)
     -50.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 422.99 €
(458.85 $)
229.48 €
(248.93 $)
     -45.7 %
Salaries And Financing
France Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,320.86 €
(2,517.61 $)
4,183.10 €
(4,537.71 $)
     +80.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.57 6.56      +83.8 %
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