Cost of Living in France

Cost of living in France is 12.82% higher than in United States (without rent, aggregate data for all cities).

Rent in France is, on average, 33.31% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.44 $ 10.96-24.36
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.89 $ 42.62-97.42
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.35 $ 9.74-12.18
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.31 $ 4.26-9.74
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.09 $ 4.26-8.52
Cappuccino (regular) 3.46 $ 1.58-6.09
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.06 $ 2.16-4.87
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $ 1.22-3.65
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.55 $ 3.46-6.91
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.57 $ 0.98-3.31
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.01 $ 0.55-1.66
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.65 $ 1.46-5.85
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.53 $ 3.87-17.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.57 $ 2.76-8.29
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.95 $ 4.97-13.81
Apples (1 lb) 1.43 $ 0.74-1.93
Banana (1 lb) 1.10 $ 0.77-2.04
Oranges (1 lb) 1.38 $ 0.55-2.21
Tomato (1 lb) 1.59 $ 0.77-2.21
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.36-1.66
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.55-2.21
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $ 1.10-2.44
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 $ 0.24-2.36
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.52 $ 4.87-12.18
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.47 $ 1.07-3.76
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 $ 1.22-4.26
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.18 $ 10.96-12.18
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.07 $ 1.70-2.44
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 63.08 $ 37.04-91.58
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.35 $ 2.68-7.31
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.39 $ 2.94-4.08
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.42 $ 27.04-49.35
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.78 $ 5.98-7.38
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,791.83 $ 23,138.39-30,445.26
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,655.53 $ 25,574.01-32,880.88
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.99 $ 116.45-310.54
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $ 0.06-0.49
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 33.44 $ 24.36-48.71
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.97 $ 24.36-60.89
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.38 $ 10.96-24.57
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.18 $ 9.74-15.83
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 784.40 $ 426.23-1,339.59
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,532.01 $ 6,089.05-29,227.45
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 94.81 $ 42.62-133.96
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.29 $ 24.36-73.07
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.16 $ 60.89-146.14
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.76 $ 73.07-219.21
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 821.96 $ 584.55-1,488.54
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 632.58 $ 426.23-1,096.03
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,570.96 $ 974.25-3,368.80
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,181.67 $ 815.93-2,192.06
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 691.33 $ 316.78-1,504.73
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 454.43 $ 226.27-1,131.37
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,484.32 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.56 1.00-2.50

Prices in France

This country had 9086 entries in the past 12 months by 930 different contributors.
Last update: February 2021
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 95.02 52.92 75.23 92.36 88.52 68.90
Nice 87.63 38.30 64.45 84.23 82.36 63.12
Antibes 85.57 35.79 62.17 78.03 78.57 78.98
Lyon 82.27 30.34 57.87 78.24 74.20 70.88
Rennes 80.48 22.43 53.20 83.54 67.87 65.22
Montpellier 80.00 25.48 54.38 76.31 74.63 60.20
Grenoble 79.91 23.63 53.47 77.71 73.17 71.43
Toulouse 78.98 24.60 53.43 74.86 79.21 79.38
Nantes 76.71 23.77 51.83 73.54 66.59 67.23
Marseille 74.99 24.97 51.48 69.04 74.46 61.54
Lille 74.78 29.57 53.53 69.49 69.27 65.74
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