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Cost of Living in France

Cost of living in France is 14.94% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in France is 25.22% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 35.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 4.00-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.65 € 1.60-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.34 € 1.50-3.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.50 € 0.90-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.58 € 2.84-4.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.24 € 0.86-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.45-1.32
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.63 € 1.80-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.51 € 3.63-9.07
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.41 € 3.18-6.35
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.16 € 4.54-11.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.68-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.54-1.13
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.68-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.05 € 0.68-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 € 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.45-1.13
Lettuce (1 head) 1.03 € 0.90-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.63 € 0.30-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 4.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.68 € 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.84 € 1.00-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 € 7.00-8.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 € 1.40-1.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 56.00 € 34.00-75.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 € 2.60-6.60
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.90 € 1.71-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.00-38.10
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.92 € 4.32-5.49
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 € 16,000.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,707.92 € 16,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 133.26 € 85.00-209.23
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 € 0.10-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.09 € 20.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.98 € 28.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.14 € 7.00-22.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-11.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 593.82 € 280.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,220.59 € 10,000.00-24,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.82 € 55.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.71 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.82 € 60.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.88 € 75.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 660.29 € 450.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 535.51 € 350.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,239.20 € 800.00-2,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 938.21 € 650.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 428.44 € 217.39-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 296.76 € 167.22-631.74
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,895.32 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.02 1.50-3.00

Prices in France

These data are based on 14228 entries in the past 18 months from 1564 different contributors.
Last update: February 2018
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 93.24 50.57 72.52 86.98 92.02 96.60
Montpellier 90.58 25.60 59.03 86.56 75.05 72.90
Grenoble 87.89 24.68 57.20 88.40 78.96 107.97
Nice 87.14 31.16 59.96 78.81 98.24 110.12
Lyon 86.43 28.85 58.47 82.28 80.11 94.58
Strasbourg 86.41 24.57 56.38 79.48 82.80 99.43
Bordeaux 84.92 27.31 56.95 80.54 81.47 79.78
Toulouse 82.61 24.83 54.56 77.44 82.51 114.18
Lille 77.23 24.27 51.52 63.92 72.96 90.92
Marseille 70.57 23.63 47.78 61.71 69.33 98.93
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