Cost of living in Paris, France

Summary of cost of living in Paris

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €5,544
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €3,546
  • Paris is the most expensive city in France (1 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Paris is more expensive than in 91% of cities in Western Europe (9 out of 86)
  • Cost of living in Paris is more expensive than in 88% of cities in the World (32 out of 269)
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List of prices in Paris
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €20
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 €1.23
12 eggs, large €4.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €3.18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €3.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €2.05
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.28
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €3,118
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €2,463
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €177
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,914
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €1,489
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €111
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €25
40” flat screen tv €375
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €96
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €17
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €86
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €37
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €104
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €143
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,654
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.97
Monthly ticket public transport €74
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.98
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €27
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.02
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €5.03
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.01
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.63
Tube of toothpaste €2.02
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €28
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €50
2 tickets to the movies €24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €120
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €68
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.47
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €477
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €47
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 307 prices entered by 104 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

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Paris position in our World Ranking

the world
32nd
out of 269
western europe
9th
out of 86
france
1st
out of 8

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

western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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