Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and France Reverse

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Consumer Prices in France are 9.2% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in France are 23.7% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in France are 50.0% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in France are 15.3% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in France are 7.3% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in France is 28.1% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit France Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(18.50 €)
16.22 $
(15.00 €)
     -18.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(69.37 €)
64.87 $
(60.00 €)
     -13.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 $
(9.71 €)
10.81 $
(10.00 €)
     +3.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(5.55 €)
6.49 $
(6.00 €)
     +8.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(6.47 €)
5.41 $
(5.00 €)
     -22.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.08 $
(4.69 €)
3.23 $
(2.99 €)
     -36.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 $
(2.28 €)
2.96 $
(2.74 €)
     +20.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 $
(1.88 €)
2.01 $
(1.86 €)
     -1.1 %
Markets
United States Edit France Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 $
(3.71 €)
4.54 $
(4.20 €)
     +13.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $
(2.99 €)
1.75 $
(1.62 €)
     -45.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $
(1.90 €)
1.04 $
(0.97 €)
     -49.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 $
(3.45 €)
4.03 $
(3.72 €)
     +8.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.83 $
(5.39 €)
8.14 $
(7.53 €)
     +39.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.50 $
(5.09 €)
6.23 $
(5.76 €)
     +13.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.23 $
(6.69 €)
9.30 $
(8.61 €)
     +28.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 $
(2.23 €)
1.34 $
(1.24 €)
     -44.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(0.70 €)
0.99 $
(0.91 €)
     +29.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $
(1.88 €)
1.45 $
(1.34 €)
     -28.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 $
(2.06 €)
1.71 $
(1.58 €)
     -23.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(1.27 €)
0.99 $
(0.92 €)
     -27.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.37 $
(1.27 €)
1.01 $
(0.93 €)
     -26.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(1.99 €)
1.48 $
(1.37 €)
     -31.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $
(2.01 €)
0.76 $
(0.70 €)
     -65.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(13.87 €)
7.57 $
(7.00 €)
     -49.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $
(1.61 €)
2.34 $
(2.16 €)
     +33.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.53 $
(3.26 €)
2.88 $
(2.66 €)
     -18.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(9.25 €)
11.89 $
(11.00 €)
     +18.9 %
Transportation
United States Edit France Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.31 €)
1.95 $
(1.80 €)
     -22.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(66.59 €)
75.03 $
(69.40 €)
     +4.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $
(3.47 €)
3.08 $
(2.85 €)
     -17.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(2.59 €)
3.17 $
(2.93 €)
     +13.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(27.75 €)
27.89 $
(25.80 €)
     -7.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $
(3.38 €)
7.60 $
(7.03 €)
     +107.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $
(30,522.39 €)
33,548.81 $
(31,030.00 €)
     +1.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,030.17 $
(24,075.85 €)
28,748.98 $
(26,590.54 €)
     +10.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit France Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.53 $
(190.10 €)
186.43 $
(172.43 €)
     -9.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.88 $
(47.06 €)
30.18 $
(27.91 €)
     -40.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.81 $
(65.49 €)
32.09 $
(29.68 €)
     -54.7 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit France Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.87 $
(44.28 €)
35.52 $
(32.86 €)
     -25.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.64 $
(20.94 €)
16.47 $
(15.24 €)
     -27.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(12.95 €)
12.97 $
(12.00 €)
     -7.3 %
Childcare
United States Edit France Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,379.17 $
(1,275.62 €)
726.27 $
(671.75 €)
     -47.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,279.70 $
(21,531.88 €)
10,949.14 $
(10,127.09 €)
     -53.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit France Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.29 $
(48.36 €)
91.79 $
(84.90 €)
     +75.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.54 $
(40.27 €)
39.98 $
(36.98 €)
     -8.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.31 $
(81.68 €)
94.97 $
(87.84 €)
     +7.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.28 $
(105.70 €)
124.85 $
(115.47 €)
     +9.2 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit France Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,773.08 $
(1,639.96 €)
847.26 $
(783.65 €)
     -52.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,452.07 $
(1,343.05 €)
625.33 $
(578.38 €)
     -56.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,965.62 $
(2,742.97 €)
1,578.28 $
(1,459.78 €)
     -46.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,403.75 $
(2,223.27 €)
1,245.32 $
(1,151.82 €)
     -48.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit France Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 319.54 $
(295.55 €)
681.37 $
(630.22 €)
     +113.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 256.40 $
(237.15 €)
466.47 $
(431.45 €)
     +81.9 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit France Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,538.02 $
(4,197.31 €)
2,491.57 $
(2,304.50 €)
     -45.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.56 3.54      -46.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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