Cost of living in Paris, France

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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) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.31
12 eggs, large €4.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €3.23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.78
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.02
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.13
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €2,565
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €2,085
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €158
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,554
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €1,127
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €84
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €384
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €129
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
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) €37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €99
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €130
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,656
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.36
Monthly ticket public transport €72
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.26
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.92
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €25
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €5.33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.15
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.06
Tube of toothpaste €2.79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €26
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €44
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €70
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €64
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.93
iPod nano 16GB €213
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €70
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,575 prices entered by 537 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2017.

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