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London vs Paris
Lon vs Par

Average net salary (After tax)

Paris
London

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Par
Lon
Outside city centre
Par
Lon

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Par
Lon
Outside city centre
Par
Lon

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Par
Lon
Outside city centre
Par
Lon

Mortgage rates

Paris
4.5%
London
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Paris
London

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Par
Lon

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Par
Lon

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Par
Lon

Monthly pass

Regular price

Par
Lon

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Paris
London

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Par
Lon
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Par
Lon
White bread 500g
Par
Lon
Eggs 12
Par
Lon
White rice 1kg
Par
Lon

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Paris
London

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Par
Lon
Beef round 1kg
Par
Lon
Local cheese 1kg
Par
Lon

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Par
Lon
Lettuce 1 head
Par
Lon
Tomatoes 1kg
Par
Lon

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Par
Lon
Oranges 1 head
Par
Lon
Bananas 1kg
Par
Lon

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Par $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Par $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Paris
4.5%
London
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Paris are 17.14% higher than in London

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Par $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Par $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Par $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Par
Lon
Market 0.5L bottle
Par
Lon

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Par
Lon
Market 0.33L bottle
Par
Lon

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Paris
5
London

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Par
Lon

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Par
Lon

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Par
Lon
1 pair men's leather shoes
Par
Lon

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Paris
$15.33
London
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Par $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Par $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth