Cost of Living in France

Cost of living in France is 12.12% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in France is, on average, 32.53% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.43 € 9.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 35.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.50 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 € 3.50-7.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 3.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.81 € 1.20-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 € 1.50-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 € 1.00-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.69 € 2.65-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.28 € 0.82-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.45-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.98 € 1.20-4.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.93 € 3.18-13.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.58 € 2.27-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.24 € 3.86-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 € 0.54-1.74
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.59-1.45
Oranges (1 lb) 1.13 € 0.50-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.29 € 0.59-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.27-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.45-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 € 0.90-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.69 € 0.20-1.60
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 4.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.01 € 0.88-3.48
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 € 1.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 € 8.90-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.70 € 1.40-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 53.50 € 30.42-75.20
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.40 € 2.40-8.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.77 € 2.17-3.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 € 22.20-45.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.59 € 4.92-6.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 € 19,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,527.22 € 21,000.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 145.63 € 95.00-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 € 0.05-0.40
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.29 € 20.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.05 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.99 € 9.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-13.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 649.55 € 350.00-1,100.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,235.98 € 5,000.00-24,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.28 € 40.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.93 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.00 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.58 € 60.00-180.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 683.18 € 450.00-1,206.91
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 524.28 € 350.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,335.78 € 800.00-2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 980.36 € 660.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 619.13 € 269.42-1,207.73
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 403.20 € 185.80-929.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,021.98 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.55 1.00-2.50

Prices in France

This country had 13272 entries in the past 12 months by 1521 different contributors.
Last update: December 2020
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in France

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Paris 93.14 49.67 72.10 91.00 86.23 69.87
Antibes 84.23 33.59 59.72 75.28 79.16 83.44
Nice 81.33 35.61 59.21 74.38 79.29 65.89
Strasbourg 81.26 25.18 54.12 75.47 70.55 76.08
Lyon 80.77 27.75 55.11 77.29 70.75 76.18
Marseille 79.98 24.55 53.15 77.97 72.33 59.85
Grenoble 79.95 22.01 51.91 78.27 72.89 72.94
Rennes 79.77 20.86 51.26 83.63 66.31 69.06
Montpellier 79.54 23.03 52.19 76.83 71.48 60.06
Toulouse 78.51 23.08 51.68 75.55 75.61 87.85
Nantes 75.11 22.56 49.68 69.73 65.05 75.73
Lille 73.89 27.64 51.50 67.28 68.25 71.59
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