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Paris vs New York
Par vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Paris

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Par
Outside city centre
Nyc
Par

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Par
Outside city centre
Nyc
Par

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Par
Outside city centre
Nyc
Par

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Paris
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Paris

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Par

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Par

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Par

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Par

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Paris

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Par
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Paris

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Par
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Par
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Par

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Par
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Par
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Par

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Paris
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Paris

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Par
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Par

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Par
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Par

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Paris

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Par

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Par

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Paris
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth