Cost of living in Lille, France

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.99
12 eggs, large €2.39
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.90
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.93
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.84
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.97
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,173
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €909
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €106
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €705
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €549
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €67
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen TV €329
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €88
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €95
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) €79
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €86
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,423
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.39
Monthly ticket public transport €49
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.97
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €4.13
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €23
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.98
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.63
Tube of toothpaste €2.23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €32
2 tickets to the movies €20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €60
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €49
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.99
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.08
iPad Air 2, 64GB €463
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.22
1 month of gym membership in business district €40
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 185 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: October 06, 2017.

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