Cost of Living in France

Cost of Living in France

How much you spend on living costs in France each month will depend on your own lifestyle and where you plan to take up residence. Opting for the highlife in Paris is likely to make larger holes in any budget than modest tranquility in a quiet corner of France, such as the Charentes or the Auvergne.

 Cost of Living in France Example

Here’s a sample of some monthly costs for running an apartment for two people:

Euro U.S. Dollar
Gas for heating and a stove €55 $72
Electricity €45 $59
Monthly telephone rental fee €20 $26 + cost of calls
Unleaded gas super 97 per liter €1.36 $1.76
Diesel €1.17 $1.52
Broadband Internet fee €30 $39
Cable TV €25 $33
Ticket for the movies €12 $16
Lunch for two with wine €30 $39

Note: The exchange rate used here is $1.30 = 1 euro.

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