When you are on the verge of living in Paris as an expat, you would want to know the cost of living there. Here we will provide a reliable guide.
The housing costs are similar to that of other major cities worldwide and are greatly dependent on the place you live and the number of bedrooms per house.
|No of bedrooms||Monthly costs in $|
|2 bedroom furnished||3400|
|2 bedroom unfurnished||2900|
Social life and entertainment
The night life in Paris comes in variety and at varying prices; like every other big city. You can always find an activity that fits your budget to entertain yourself.
|Activity||Cost in $|
|A ticket to the movies||27|
|A cocktail at a club downtown||14|
|A beer at pub in the neighborhood||7.41|
|Dinner for two at a neighborhood pub||57|
Healthcare and medical costs
In France, one qualifies for medical coverage after living there for 3 months. Here are a few guidelines:
Medical bills are not charged before medical procedures are performed and they are paid directly by the government or the insurance provider
Preventive medical examinations are free
The number of preventive medical examination that one is eligible for is determined by age, gender and other risk factors
It is important to find a health insurance that will cover you during emergencies.
|Sample medical concerns||Prices in $|
|Cold medicine for a week||6.50|
|A box of antibiotics||8.50|
The public transport system and taxis are effective and reliable. They can be paid for monthly, weekly, daily or trip wise as indicated below.
|Transport||Price in $|
|One way local train ticket||2|
|Monthly train pass||93|
|2-mile ride via taxi||12|
Costs of food and grocery
Many commodities are valued as those in other parts of the world. However, wine is comparatively cheaper.
|Food||Price in $|
|A gallon of milk||5|
|A loaf of bread||1|
|A dozen eggs||3|
|1 lb. of chicken||6.37|
|A head of lettuce||1|
|1 lb. of local cheese||9|
|A bottle of red wine||8|
Before moving to Paris, carry out extensive research about the place. This will ease your anxiety and make it easier for you to plan yourself, have realistic expectations, put things into perspective and settle faster