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Cost of Living in France

Cost of living in France is 11.58% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in France is 27.81% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.34 $ 11.95-17.93
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 59.75 $ 41.83-71.70
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.56 $ 8.37-10.76
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.98 $ 4.78-7.77
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.78 $ 3.59-7.17
Cappuccino (regular) 3.15 $ 1.79-4.78
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 1.79-3.82
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.84 $ 1.20-2.99
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.24 $ 3.53-5.43
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.42 $ 0.98-2.17
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 $ 0.54-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.14 $ 2.15-4.78
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.71 $ 4.34-10.84
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.31 $ 3.79-8.13
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.51 $ 4.88-13.55
Apples (1 lb) 1.24 $ 0.81-1.63
Banana (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.65-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.14 $ 0.81-1.63
Tomato (1 lb) 1.23 $ 0.81-1.63
Potato (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.54-1.08
Onion (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.54-1.63
Lettuce (1 head) 1.23 $ 1.06-1.79
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.74 $ 0.36-1.20
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.17 $ 4.78-9.56
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $ 1.20-2.39
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.04 $ 1.20-3.11
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.37 $ 8.37-8.96
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.91 $ 1.67-2.27
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.92 $ 40.63-87.24
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.38 $ 3.11-8.25
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.46 $ 2.04-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.85 $ 29.88-47.80
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.74 $ 4.98-6.33
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,900.00 $ 20,315.00-28,680.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,841.13 $ 19,120.00-33,460.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.20 $ 101.58-253.94
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 $ 0.11-0.48
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.93 $ 23.90-41.83
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.66 $ 34.66-65.73
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.51 $ 9.56-29.88
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.95 $ 9.56-13.15
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 617.55 $ 334.60-1,195.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,680.00 $ 19,717.50-28,680.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.89 $ 59.75-119.50
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.92 $ 26.29-59.75
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.01 $ 71.70-119.50
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.33 $ 95.60-179.25
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 775.39 $ 501.90-1,195.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 639.85 $ 418.25-956.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,433.30 $ 956.00-2,390.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,102.22 $ 776.75-1,792.50
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 505.18 $ 244.24-1,110.18
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 328.06 $ 194.28-666.11
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,289.91 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.23 1.79-3.59

Prices in France

These data are based on 14156 entries in the past 18 months from 1523 different contributors.
Last update: September 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in France

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Paris 92.74 49.39 71.70 89.40 89.19 84.45
Grenoble 88.53 24.81 57.59 91.49 76.64 100.69
Nice 87.68 31.40 60.35 80.28 95.04 90.21
Lyon 86.43 26.72 57.44 81.29 79.49 90.20
Bordeaux 85.42 26.50 56.82 80.75 79.37 69.11
Toulouse 81.83 25.89 54.67 77.21 80.01 103.40
Lille 77.83 25.11 52.23 65.80 73.15 81.63
Marseille 70.56 23.20 47.57 65.30 66.98 90.86
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