Cost of living in Bordeaux, France

Summary of cost of living in Bordeaux

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,187
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,567
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Bordeaux, France. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.01
12 eggs, large €2.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.11
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.24
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €2.02
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.02
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,155
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €848
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €129
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €643
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €509
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €154
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €27
40” flat screen tv €357
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €109
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €81
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €31
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €116
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,533
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.33
Monthly ticket public transport €35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.75
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €24
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.71
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.63
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.71
Tube of toothpaste €1.99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €87
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €52
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.93
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €358
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district €52
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 110 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: February 17, 2020

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