Grenoble, France

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Grenoble, France: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

The Relocator International Moving Quotes

What do I need to know about living in Grenoble?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Grenoble, they said:

"Be aware of the housing costs - extremely high by French standards, and most companies base their salaries and relocation offers on the standard French cost of living index. That might be fine in rural France, but housing and food costs here are astronomical by comparison with everywhere except Paris and Lyon. Be sure of what you're accepting before you accept it! The city is great if you like cities! The surrounding areas are beautiful and inspiring, and much less polluted. If you have children, I would avoid the city as it's unpleasantly hot and polluted in the summer. Don't go too high up the mountains into the middle of nowhere, though, or you will feel pretty isolated when the snows come. There's a reason why the towns of Meylan, Biviers, St Ismier etc are the most expensive - they're pretty, less polluted, good schools, and still completely accessible when the bad weather takes hold. The French take a while to get used to, and the bureaucracy can be overwhelming at first. Once you've got everything sorted, though, their systems are very efficient and the health care is excellent," remarked another in Grenoble.

"If you've never lived in France, get ready for the red tape for everything. Grenoble has great public transport and is a very liveable city," explained one expat.

How do I meet people in Grenoble?

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

Allianz Care Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote


 

Grenoble, FranceGuide to Living in Grenoble, France
Grenoble, France: Cost of Living, Healthcare and What to Know About Living in Grenoble

France Forum France Forum
Join our France forum to meet other people living in Grenoble, France.

Contribute to France Network Contribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Grenoble.

Healthcare in FranceHealthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

Retiring in GrenobleRetiring in Grenoble

Retiring in Grenoble, France.

Grenoble, FranceExpats Talk about Living in Grenoble

Expats talk about what it's like living in Grenoble, France: Cost of Living, Healthcare and What Newcomers to Grenoble Should Know

Allianz Care Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Healthcare-in-FranceHealthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

France-Ranks-Highest-Among-ExpatsFrance Ranks Highest Among Expats

Surveys and reports conducted by Expat Exchange, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate that expats in France are more satisfied with their expatriate experience than any other country in the world.

Expats-Love-Frances-Lifestyle-for-2022Expats Love France's Lifestyle for 2022

Expats in France report a not-surprising-at-all love for their international lifestyle.

Allianz Care Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Grenoble, FranceGuide to Living in Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France: Cost of Living, Healthcare and What to Know About Living in Grenoble

France Forum France Forum
Meet other people living in Grenoble.

Healthcare in FranceHealthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

Retiring in GrenobleRetiring in Grenoble

Retiring in Grenoble, France.

Grenoble, FranceExpats Talk about Living in Grenoble

Expats talk about what it's like living in Grenoble, France: Cost of Living, Healthcare and What Newcomers to Grenoble Should Know

ContributeContribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Grenoble.

Copyright 1997-2022 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal