Cost of living in Paris, France

Summary of cost of living in Paris

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,897
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €3,043
  • Cost of living in Paris is more expensive than in 82% of cities in Western Europe (11 out of 55)
  • Cost of living in Paris is more expensive than in 86% of cities in the World (34 out of 239)

List of prices in Paris, France. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.23
12 eggs, large €4.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.83
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.99
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 €2.07
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.40
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €2,612
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €2,099
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,669
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €1,190
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €101
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €22
40” flat screen tv €354
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €98
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €94
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €113
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €120
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,445
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.51
Monthly ticket public transport €76
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €12
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €25
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.76
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.00
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.04
Tube of toothpaste €2.24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €29
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €82
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €59
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.61
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €472
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €45
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,047 prices entered by 251 different people.
Latest price update: July 08, 2020

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Paris position in our World Ranking

the world
34th
out of 239
western europe
11th
out of 55

Cheapest and most expensive products in Paris compared to other cities:

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3rd
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3rd
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4th
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4th
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4th
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4th

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