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 €6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.22
12 eggs, large €4.39
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €3.15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.81
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.98
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.36
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €2,602
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €2,026
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €168
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,488
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €1,154
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €89
Internet 8MB (1 month) €27
40” flat screen TV €543
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €141
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €88
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) €103
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €155
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €25,778
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.26
Monthly ticket public transport €70
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €15
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.16
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €27
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.13
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.93
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.69
Tube of toothpaste €2.58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €25
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €41
2 tickets to the movies €20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €148
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €72
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €6
iPod nano 16GB €168
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.26
1 month of gym membership in business district €86
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,059 prices entered by 398 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2016.

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