Cost of living in Marseille, France

Summary of cost of living in Marseille

Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,363
Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,605
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List of prices in Marseille, France. Current as of Dec 2019.

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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 €6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.00
12 eggs, large €4.19
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.66
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,198
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €854
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €103
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €715
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €535
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €49
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen TV €565
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €95
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €17
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €90
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €30
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €91
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €86
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,169
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.47
Monthly ticket public transport €45
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €30
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €24
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.76
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.73
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.80
Tube of toothpaste €2.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €37
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €49
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €54
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.75
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €471
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.28
1 month of gym membership in business district €42
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 106 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2019

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