Cost of living in Marseille, France

Summary of cost of living in Marseille

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,527
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,683
  • Cost of living in Marseille is more expensive than in 75% of cities in France (3 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Marseille is more expensive than in 53% of cities in Western Europe (40 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Marseille is more expensive than in 52% of cities in the World (112 out of 233)
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List of prices in Marseille
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.03
12 eggs, large €3.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €3.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.01
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.88
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €1.96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.13
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,267
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €888
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €115
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €761
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €523
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €56
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen tv €542
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €90
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €16
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €96
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €94
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,482
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.44
Monthly ticket public transport €42
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €30
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €6
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €25
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.76
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.23
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.76
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.80
Tube of toothpaste €2.41
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €22
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €40
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €63
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €62
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.76
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €466
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.28
1 month of gym membership in business district €43
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 35 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2022

Marseille position in our World Ranking

the world
112th
out of 233
western europe
40th
out of 83
france
3rd
out of 8

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