Cost of living in Paris, France

Summary of cost of living in Paris

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €5,817
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €3,581
  • Paris is the most expensive city in France (1 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Paris is more expensive than in 88% of cities in Western Europe (9 out of 64)
  • Cost of living in Paris is more expensive than in 85% of cities in the World (28 out of 181)
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List of prices in Paris
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €22
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.49
12 eggs, large €5.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €3.59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.41
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €11
2 liters of coca-cola €2.36
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.21
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €3,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €2,452
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €187
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,741
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €1,351
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €98
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen tv €339
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €142
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €11
Hourly rate for cleaning help €18
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €101
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €39
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €100
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €123
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,444
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.98
Monthly ticket public transport €82
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.40
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €6
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €32
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.66
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.75
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.84
Tube of toothpaste €2.57
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €22
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €48
2 tickets to the movies €26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €104
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €5.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €473
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.35
1 month of gym membership in business district €35
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 493 prices entered by 95 different people.
Latest price update: April 14, 2024

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Paris position in our World Ranking

the world
28th
out of 181
western europe
9th
out of 64
france
1st
out of 7

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

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

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