Cost of living in Paris, France

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.39
12 eggs, large €4.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €3.72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.06
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.22
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €2,608
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €2,029
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €152
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,477
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €1,142
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €86
Internet 8MB (1 month) €27
40” flat screen TV €594
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €127
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €93
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) €100
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €148
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,060
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.29
Monthly ticket public transport €69
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €16
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €4.51
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €25
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.27
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.60
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.43
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.58
Tube of toothpaste €2.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €23
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €41
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €135
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.05
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €6
iPod nano 16GB €176
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €75
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,858 prices entered by 380 different people.
Latest price update: May 02, 2016.

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