Cost of living in Lille, France

Summary of cost of living in Lille

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,257
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,570
  • Lille is the 2nd cheapest city in France (7 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Lille is cheaper than in 59% of cities in Western Europe (49 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Lille is more expensive than in 54% of cities in the World (127 out of 271)

List of prices in Lille
Current as of Apr 2022.

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Food Update prices
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 €5.83
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.11
12 eggs, large €3.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.98
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.97
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.83
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.06
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €1.70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.12
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,151
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €869
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €126
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €665
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €563
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €75
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen tv €336
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €95
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €10
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €93
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €35
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €95
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €90
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,157
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.38
Monthly ticket public transport €54
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.32
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €4.35
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €25
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.81
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.42
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.93
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.60
Tube of toothpaste €2.18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €24
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €79
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.11
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.34
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €443
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.22
1 month of gym membership in business district €35
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 31 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: April 12, 2022

Lille position in our World Ranking

the world
127th
out of 271
western europe
49th
out of 83
france
7th
out of 8

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