Cost of Living in France

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 € 9.00-21.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 35.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.90 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 € 3.50-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 3.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.82 € 1.20-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 € 1.80-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 € 1.00-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.76 € 2.91-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.29 € 0.80-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.45-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.00 € 1.24-4.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.97 € 3.18-14.51
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.63 € 2.27-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.51 € 4.08-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.17 € 0.61-1.77
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.64-1.54
Oranges (1 lb) 1.11 € 0.45-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.31 € 0.63-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.32-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.45-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 1.17 € 0.95-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.69 € 0.20-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 4.00-11.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.01 € 1.00-3.03
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 € 1.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 € 9.30-10.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.70 € 1.40-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 51.00 € 30.00-75.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 € 2.20-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 € 2.41-3.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.80 € 22.00-41.05
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.55 € 4.92-6.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,365.00 € 19,000.00-26,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,467.55 € 20,500.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 151.49 € 100.00-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 € 0.05-0.35
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.73 € 20.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.46 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.94 € 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 617.03 € 300.00-1,031.94
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,580.70 € 5,000.00-24,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.86 € 35.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.97 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.62 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.83 € 60.00-180.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 669.17 € 490.00-1,237.94
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 510.89 € 350.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,248.84 € 800.00-2,915.87
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 962.31 € 650.00-1,944.87
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 505.17 € 250.84-1,286.97
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 343.56 € 185.80-960.23
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,275.63 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.50 1.00-2.50

Prices in France

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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 88.36 54.81 72.75 85.83 85.23 72.75
Nice 87.63 38.18 64.62 87.79 85.17 60.27
Antibes 82.41 34.76 60.24 76.28 81.45 79.38
Lyon 78.53 29.88 55.89 75.26 73.04 72.74
Montpellier 78.47 25.24 53.70 75.60 76.08 74.94
Toulouse 77.65 24.45 52.90 76.69 76.87 78.74
Grenoble 77.20 22.36 51.68 76.29 70.76 73.86
Marseille 75.24 24.99 51.86 71.30 77.30 78.47
Lille 71.95 28.61 51.78 68.08 68.65 78.46
Nantes 71.78 22.92 49.05 69.72 64.35 83.80
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