Cost of Living in Paris

Summary about cost of living in Paris, France:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.70 $ 9.80-19.60
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 58.80 $ 49.00-88.20
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.80 $ 8.82-11.76
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.88 $ 3.92-7.84
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.88 $ 4.41-7.84
Cappuccino (regular) 3.60 $ 1.96-4.90
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.02 $ 1.96-4.90
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $ 1.47-3.43
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.37 $ 3.34-7.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.78 $ 0.89-3.56
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.44-1.33
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.49 $ 1.59-5.88
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.33 $ 4.40-15.56
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.31 $ 2.36-8.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.32 $ 5.78-15.56
Apples (1 lb) 1.24 $ 0.44-1.78
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 $ 0.48-1.33
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 $ 0.44-1.78
Tomato (1 lb) 1.54 $ 0.71-2.67
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.44-1.56
Onion (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.44-1.33
Lettuce (1 head) 1.40 $ 0.98-2.30
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.79 $ 0.34-1.47
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.84 $ 4.90-14.70
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.88 $ 1.27-2.94
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 $ 1.17-4.90
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.29 $ 9.80-11.76
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.86 $ 1.47-1.96
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 73.50 $ 73.50-78.40
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.90 $ 2.55-7.84
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.08 $ 1.78-3.63
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 44.10 $ 31.16-58.80
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.51 $ 6.68-8.16
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,558.82 $ 19,598.93-26,987.72
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,672.92 $ 19,598.93-34,298.12
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.76 $ 117.59-333.18
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.05-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.55 $ 19.60-39.20
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.13 $ 19.60-58.80
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.16 $ 9.31-19.60
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.74 $ 9.80-14.70
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 761.09 $ 489.97-1,665.91
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,494.32 $ 7,839.57-24,498.66
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 95.80 $ 58.80-117.59
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.69 $ 19.60-49.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.56 $ 49.00-117.59
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 125.72 $ 49.00-195.99
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,270.54 $ 930.95-1,714.91
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 937.41 $ 734.96-1,175.94
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,723.57 $ 1,959.89-3,919.79
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,841.74 $ 1,371.92-2,449.87
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,104.93 $ 910.39-1,365.59
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 802.10 $ 637.27-1,046.95
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,561.70 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.64 1.00-2.20

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Last update: September 2022
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37 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 21, 2022:
Turkey's president Erdogan is notorious for causing hyperinflation in Turkey now so Erdogan must be very dishonest and should be untrustworthy all all.

How could the world trust the hyperinflation-criminal Erdogan with the great responsibility of distribution of Ukraine grain worldwide fairly at a time like now while the world is desperately attempting to control inflation through fair distribution of Ukraine grain?

Are we tasking the hyperinflation-criminal Erdogan to hyperinflate the price of Ukraine grain through his distribution? If so, the result would be worst than the current inflation.
Anonymous on Jul 19, 2022:
Nato isn't any closer than it was before putin invaded Ukraine. As usual all of Europe is sitting back watching the United States throw billions of taxpayers dollars in military equipment plus aid to Ukraine and not asking united states citizens they never did.

The Ukraine War isn't of any concern to united states citizens. Do a survey of how united states citizens feel about it. You would find we really don't care.

Ukraine cannot repay united states citizens back the United States government knows it too so it's basically a free ride on united states taxpayers money just like other countries asked for our help and never repaid united states taxpayers including London when Germany invaded them.

United States taxpayers carry the financial burden of the world its always been like that.

Putin needs to stop bluffing and nuke Ukraine but Russia would nuke itself too which is a win win for united states taxpayers.

We really don't care if countries kill each other just as long as we get to watch.
Anonymous on Jul 08, 2022:
The terrorist Putin recently declared the war in Ukraine was just the beginning shamelessly.

The terrorists the world have ever encountered until so far such as Bin laden, etc is not as bad as the terrorist Putin because Putin holds his Russia president post illegally using all kind of corrupted methods and then now abuses the Russian force to do his terrorist job dirtily.

So unless the corrupted terrorist Putin is removed quickly, the world peace that we maintains until so far would not last anymore to the extent of starting next world war.

The first step to undo the terrorist Putin is to unrecognize his government just like exactly what China did to Taiwan by not recognizing Taiwan passport in China so Taiwanese need to apply for a China ID card from Hong Kong, China in order to visit China.

In the same way, the current Russian passport must be banned worldwide in unrecognization of the terrorist Putin's regime and a new passport for the future democratically elected government of Russia should be allowed to be applied for the Russian for the international travel and this should be implemented immediately by the European Union.

All Russian who possess oversea assets and refuse to accept the new Russian passport must be confiscated of their oversea assets in order to fund to unseat the terrorist Putin in Russia.

Russia is only a country controlled by the terrorist Putin so countries in European Union shouldn't be afraid to enter war in Ukraine or else just letting Ukraine alone to fight the stronger Russian force unfairly would embolden the terrorist Putin and that is not the result we want.

The more fear you become, the more aggressive the terrorist Putin become so the chicken game of the European Union must be stopped forever.

Terrorism including the terrorist Putin shouldn't be accepted forever and must be defeated at all cost.
Anonymous on Jun 18, 2022:
Why is China’s inflation rate low (inflation 0% from April) compared to the US, Europe and Britain (where inflation is out of control now, thanks to the unethical thieves colluding among FED, Central Bank of European Union and BOE under the leadership of the greatest thief Jerome Powell)
Ömer dumlu on Jun 15, 2022:
work experience, waiter, barista, cashier and hairdresser, experienced in all branches, I am also an associate degree student
Anonymous on Jun 13, 2022:
Terrorist Putin is invading Ukraine and threatened to use Nuclear bomb if Russia were invaded due to the consequences of invading Ukraine.

US weapons are useless until so far as the most wicked terrorist Putin has been occupying more and more territories in Ukraine so it seems Ukraine is following the lead of recent Afghanistan collapse dangerously now under the foolish leadership of the most corrupted inflation king Joe/Hunter Biden.

Since Ukraine is currently being invaded, Ukraine have the right to use Nuclear bomb to protect herself from invasion according to Putin's aforementioned word so it's time to provide Nuclear bomb to Ukraine in order to stop terrorist Putin's unreasonable terrorism and bully in Ukraine immediately.
Anonymous on Mar 11, 2022:
Justice is dead under the most foolish Joe Biden.

Afghanistan is gone and inflation is out of control now.

And Russia is heading Europe for invasion starting with Ukraine but European countries are quiet like chicken because the most foolish Joe Biden said to do so.

Very soon, European countries would regret listening the most foolish Joe Biden but then Ukraine would be gone and Russia would approach Poland again.

Before it's too late, European countries should enter into Ukraine war immediately just like China entered into Korean war before in order to liberate not only Ukraine but also to liberate energy price permanently from being mercilessly manipulated by Russia.
Anonymous on Nov 12, 2021:
Russia natural resources is the only reason why Eurozone has heat in winter and natural gas to cook with.

People worldwide knows the EU enjoys turmoil stirring things up like children not getting their way.

The EU screaming for U S to help since the UK left. Biden said a few things in defense of the E U but didn't mean a word of it.

The 26 countries in the E U block can scream and kick their feet all they want.But U S Russia U K and many other countries could care less.

We have the shutoff valve here in Russia for natural gas. Keep on antagonizing us and we'll watch the EU freeze. Russia U S and U K really don't care, believe it.

Igore Malcheasko Russia energy commission
Anonymous on Oct 08, 2021:
For the sake of independence and survival, Europe must immediately ban gas throughout Europe and the gas must be immediately replaced with other cheaper alternatives coming from such as hydropower plant, Nuclear energy, wood, coal, etc which can be independently produced in Europe without requiring dependence from untrustworthy source.

It's time to build Nuclear power plant as much as necessary in order to provide sufficient power for Europe as well as to provide the free city transportation including bus and train powered by electricity in order to discourage the public from using the oil fueled cars as the first step to permanently remove oil dependence from Russia and Russia's manipulated OPEC.
Anonymous on Oct 03, 2021:
The central bank in Europe is responsible to cause the recent skyrocketing of the house price because the central bank is overprinting money and spending hundreds of billions monthly in purchasing assets and consequently the house price has skyrocketed unacceptably now in Europe.

The central bank is undeniably accountable to the current suffering of all people regarding the house price skyrocketing.

So the government in Europe have to bring lawsuit against the traitor central bank immediately for its unethical treason of violating the people's trust unacceptably.

Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen from US are also highly suspected of misleading the central bank in Europe since March last year to end up the central bank in Europe betraying its own people's trust with the current skyrocketing house price in Europe so the government in Europe have to request the US government to immediately extradite the criminals Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen from US to face the unpardonable criminal charge in Europe.

If the US government lawlessly denied to extradite both criminals Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen to Europe to face the unpardonable criminal charge, the government in Europe have to stop using US dollar on the international trading immediately.
Anonymous on Oct 01, 2021:
Russia is the common enemy of the whole world for skyrocketing the price of all natural resources inhumanely even during this pandemic period.

The parasite Russia simply survives by selling its natural resource to the international markets but the problem is that this parasite Russia is extremely greedy now and even dares to attack the whole world shamelessly by skyrocketing the price of its natural resource relentlessly now.

Germany is also to be blamed for helping Russia with a gas pipeline to hack into Europe so the Russia's gas pipeline should be suspended immediately until the normal price of gas is restored and everyone has to work together for this common interest even if needed for sacrifice because it's a worthy cause or else Europe might not be able to escape from the trap of Russia forever and this is not acceptable and shouldn't happen in Europe.

If Russia were imposed sanction earlier, the problem of resources being skyrocketed wouldn't happen right now.

So the world should remember to stay away from the parasite Russia as well as from Russia's manipulated OPEC to be safe so all natural resources from the parasite Russia should be banned immediately in order to restore the normal price of the natural resources and if needed, the parasite Russia must be imposed sanctioned once and for all through the support of worldwide cooperation.
Anonymous on May 09, 2021:
App to compare supermarket prices.

Hello there.
It may be helpful, or maybe not, I don’t know, but it has been helpful to me. I made an app for iPhone that let you compare price in different supermarkets (like orange juice, etc).

You can save a list and update it to check if the price changed, or where is the best price for some item.

Here is the link.

It does require a good internet connection since it searches in each supermarket website.

It’s free.

Best regards.
Paul M.Woeller on Mar 29, 2021:
I lived in Paris in the 70's and loved it. I worked in a restaurant La Belle Aurora. Wish I had stayed
Anonymous on Feb 28, 2021:
Macron thinks wokeism was invented by far leftist groups in the U S even when Trump was president.

The majority of the world thinks the U S is racist but it's really no more racist than anywhere else is.

Trump stopped masses of Muslims from entering the U S and the world said shame on you to Trump.France,Germany, Switzerland Canada and other countries opened the gates wide and said Muslims are welcome.

But after just 1 year those countries wanted Muslims out of their countries. All Muslims aren't bad not my point.

Anytime the U S government does something rash or so the world thinks the U S according to the majority of the world are racist bigots.

Needless to say those countries that critized the U S the most are getting a big taste of wokeness,in the form of their countries being terrorized by their new neighbors they've freely invited into their countries.

Trump could easily win by a landslide by running again in 2024 just like Donald Jr.could or Candice Owen's could too.

Make no mistake about it one of those 3 will be the next president and when they are they'll finish slamming the door closed on the majority of the world's fingers.

Great friendships were made with India, and extended trust between the quad 4.The 3rd New party is coming known as the patriot party.

Democrats and Republicans are scared to death of Trump and they should be. Because those two parties have finally realized the parties over.

The UK has been a steadfast friend of the U S since day 1 just like Japan has too. I'm looking forward to the day when the real powers that be squash the life out of other countries who continue to throw sand in our vision but it won't work anymore.

Biden cannot do anything to undo what Trump started and he knows it.
There's several things about the U S people worldwide know. We help anyone who asks with humanitarian aid military or natural disasters.

The other thing is if anyone spits on the U S it's never forgiven or forgotten, yes we hold a grudge but death is a certainly to those that do.DONT TREAD ON THE U S or pay the ultimate price, death and that's a guarantee.
Anonymous on Dec 14, 2020:
Transportation has increased triple taking taxi's due to the government putting heavy taxes on carbon emissions.Try to situate yourself within a very central area so you can walk where you need to shop etc.
Anonymous on Oct 08, 2020:
I see that the salary is now above 2,500 EUR which is fair.
However property prices in city center (1 to 11 districts) are above 13,000 EUR according to the notary monthly report of September 2020 and not 12,000 EUR as I can see now. It should be corrected.
The 6e arrondissement or district average price is 15,000 EUR for example :
Anonymous on Jun 22, 2020:
2,300 net salary average (after benefits and income tax) is not correct.
In 2016, the average salary was 2370 according to official figures :

Now in 2020 it should be at least 2,500.
Anonymous on Mar 08, 2020:
<quote>Is Paris a good city for someone who wants to study Geography in the university then work and live there?
I think 99 percent of buildings are very old and this is a negative part for me. also structure of the city is very old too.
what's your idea? help me. thanks.
Hi Arthur, your comment sounds a bit odd, i dont know where you come from but most of the big european cities are very old, so indeed the real estate is de facto old... it's usually what gives its charm to these cities. And the truth is, outside the historical center, some poorer or ex-industrial parts of Paris and its suburbs are now giant playground for real estate promoters and architects so big chunks of the city (and around) are getting renewed completely, have a look on the internet if you want to know more. This is part of a giant project that will span over 30 years called "Grand Paris" (Greater Paris) and also in sight of the upcoming olympic games in 2024.
About the prices, the biggest problem is -as everyone below already stated- the rents which are huge compared to the salaries, and when you're a student it's even more complicated.
Talking about the structure of the city, i dont know what is and old structure compared to a new structure... each city has a different layout so what did you mean exactly ?
Arthur on Mar 03, 2020:
Is Paris a good city for someone who wants to study Geography in the university then work and live there?
I think 99 percent of buildings are very old and this is a negative part for me. also structure of the city is very old too.
what's your idea? help me. thanks.
Anonymous on Jan 18, 2020:
Continuing from previous post.
So to make it simple , one salary going on living and expenses, and another salary can pay of credit of apartment car , and holidays ... This is most real picture ..
Minja on Jan 18, 2020:
Paris housing is quite expensive in town. Suburbs cost less but then also class of people change , and drop in culture , cleanliness of streets and overall feeling is that you're far away from mighty west ..
Salary is around 2000€ , but still there are 1300€ low or 3000€ higher , depending a lot of position and work experience. To say , no any professional higher education , you will be around 1500-1800€. Knowing some skills or do example plumbing , electricity , heating , you will get higher salary if you do your own business and open company. If you speak both English and French rhis is good and can open door to many jobs like client support , working on airport , and other companies that need daily contact on English , then you can expect 2000+ euros again depends on your previous experience.
When you have 2 workers in home both to say earning about 4000€ , and you are living 30 km from Paris , you can find equiped apartment for 700-1200 euros and then for food and bills you will spend around 300-400 for food , and around 120-170 for bills all included. So let's say you find apartment of 40m2 for 1200 with bills included , you pay nice medium quality food 400 per month , transportation if there is no car , just public 150 that's already
Veer Singh on Nov 12, 2019:
I search new job as Assistant professor in France. I have master degree in plant pathology Agriculture and have 2 year teaching experience
To-ToGuyMar on Nov 08, 2019:
Sorry, but that is wrong.
Average net salary in provincial France (everywhere except Paris) is 2250€ netto.
So of course it is higher in Paris.

Website shows net salary after tax:

I don't know what extreme taxes you are talking about. I live in Germany and tax rate on my gross salary is a lot higher. After that, my health expenditures are less reimbursed in Germany than in France, unemployment money payout is more restricted than in France, my income protection is not made on a company basis like in France so that I have to pay from my own pocket otherwise I don't get anything after 6 month of illness in Germany, and retirement age is 68 in Germany (vs. 62 in France).
So yes, I think it is fair to pay those "EXTREME" taxes you are so much complaining about.
Anonymous on Jun 21, 2019:
How is part-time job in paris? How much salary per hour?
hemanth on Jun 19, 2019:
what is the cost of living in paris including the housing for a student who shares a sigle seated room.
ToGuyMar on Apr 18, 2019:
To GuyMar: Yes it is. Brutto salary is a lot higher, but after all EXTREME taxes, its about 2000€ monthly +-100€.
GuyMar on Apr 17, 2019:
Average monthly salary in Paris is not 1'900€ after tax!! Otherwise nobody could afford to live there.
The city itself is of course very expensive (Rent) but salaries are a lot higher!
Anonymous on Apr 05, 2019:
To # swathi Read the prices on Numbeo they're fairly accurate.
Anonymous on Apr 02, 2019:
I once tried to purchase a man, but they called the police and I had to run away
I don't know what's wrong with Paris, but apparently, you can't buy slaves to do your 'bidding'. This is outrageous! How am I supposed to satisfy myself.
I once saw some fresh children, and I barely managed to escape the police. Honestly, Paris is so different to Afghanistan. I should have never illegally immigrated her in the first place.
Anonymous on Mar 19, 2019:
Once Macron is gone and the yellow vests finish burning France there'll be a huge fire sale, cheap cheap good good.
Slim on Mar 13, 2019:
I want to add that rent is very high in Paris. You may find an appartement of 14m2 with 700 euro. However if you want to rent a decent appartment you will search around Paris. The life is very very very expensive. Much you will be paid much you will pay taxes.
Anonymous on Mar 09, 2019:
Excuse me I beg to differ but France isn't still one of the richest economy's in the world.I live in Paris along with many relatives.I really don't understand why you think that France still has an average salary of 1900 Euros each month especially since the euro has lost much of it's value and continues to do so daily.Quite frankly keep the Lev and convince the Bulgarian president not to drop the Lev just to be a member of the Eurozone.Otherwise Bulgaria will be in the same financial mess as France and other members of the Eurozone.
Anonymous on Mar 08, 2019:
Just wandering:
With an average net salary of 1900 Euro (and this is average, what about workers, bus drivers, hair-dressers etc. who may earn a portion of that) and 1200 Euro just for a very basic apartment rent and utilities:
How do you guys manage to survive? Food, clothes, car, education for the children, healthcare, vacation?
All this things should actually be affordable by the middle class European citizen (and France is still one of the richest economies worldwide...)
I don't know what to think. I am from Bulgaria, we are supposed to be the poorest country in EU. Things aren't great here, we have lot's of other problems, but I can afford all those without any problems at all...
Anonymous on Feb 17, 2019:
France should be banned from visiting any other countries throughout the world permanently.People from around the world should stop visiting France permanently.The world continues to watch France destroy lives of their citizens through allowing many migrants entering France and expecting french citizens to pay for the migrants upkeep.I left Paris January 2019 just not affordable,yes lived here all of my life.Millions of yellow vests which are everyday workers just like I was too.
Anonymous on Feb 01, 2019:
I agree the monthly wage isn't correct at all,more like 700 eur per month.Macron and his cohorts ie french government continues to bleed the public dry financially and security wise no doubt.Americans are far too intelligent as to let France rip us off.France and the rest of Europe's currency is obviously on a downward spiral to the land of no return.Trump got out of the Paris climate Accord for this reason.The french government was pocketing the money.The U S military has pulled much of it's military personnel and equipment out of France and Europe.Gone are the days of free rides Europe enjoyed which U S taxpayers footed the bills solely.Its amazing how soon people in Europe forget how the U S has protected them for 70 plus years.Nobody around the world offered to help the U S when 911 happened,not even a phone call from Europe.FYI the U S didn't ask for any help either,but a gesture would've been the respectable thing to do.To those of you that may think the next president will fall in line as it used to be with Europe protecting them, think again.Many people think Trump is an enemy of Europe,not the case at all.WE THE PEOPLE are alive and well in the USA.WE THE PEOPLE don't care about Europe nor the rest of the world for that matter.Fight your own battles ie wars.WE THE PEOPLE don't care if you all kill each other, just as long as we get to watch.
AL SMART on Jan 13, 2019:
Everything is insanely OVERPRICED in Paris right now... especially real estate! There are thousands of vacant apartments lying unsold in all areas of Paris right now and property prices have already started plunging. This filthy city in Europe is now made even more undesirable and unsafe due to the issues of uncontrolled immigration, crime and Yellow Vest riots. It is inevitable that real estate prices in Paris and most other French cities will PLUNGE within the next couple of years. There are a couple of dubious online publications trying to trick Americans and Canadians by touting France as a wonderful place to buy property and retire overseas. If you follow their advice you will LOSE a lot of your money very soon!
Anonymous on Dec 09, 2018:
I'm a french citizen living in Paris all of my life.Unfortunately I'm leaving my homeland in January due to the very corrupt government destroying everyone's lives not only in Paris but throughout france.France overall isn't safe to visit anymore even on vacation.With a heavy heart I say this.France is literally burning and even after the current corrupt government is gone it'll calm down then start all over again.France obviously depends heavily upon tourism but those days are over now.FYI if you're thinking about visiting anywhere in eastern Europe cancel that as well.Putin will invade all of eastern Europe in the near future.Georgia is the starting point for invasion but other eastern European countries will fall prey to Russian force in the near future unfortunately.Its only a short matter of time before Germany invades France.If you value your safety don't visit anywhere in Europe,be safe.