Cost of living in Paris, France

Summary of cost of living in Paris

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,985
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €3,120
  • Cost of living in Paris is more expensive than in 83% of cities in Western Europe (10 out of 53)
  • Cost of living in Paris is more expensive than in 89% of cities in the World (24 out of 217)

List of prices in Paris, France. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.19
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.19
12 eggs, large €4.62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.46
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.51
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.02
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of coca-cola €1.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €2,719
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €2,123
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €174
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,746
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €1,163
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €122
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €25
40” flat screen tv €354
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €98
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €93
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) €112
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €120
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,227
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.44
Monthly ticket public transport €75
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €12
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.33
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €25
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.20
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.02
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.00
Tube of toothpaste €2.12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €96
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €57
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.61
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €484
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.21
1 month of gym membership in business district €49
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 707 prices entered by 203 different people.
Latest price update: October 29, 2020

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Paris position in our World Ranking

the world
24th
out of 217
western europe
10th
out of 53

Cheapest and most expensive products in Paris compared to other cities:

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3rd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th
western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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