Is the cost of living in France high?
We asked people about the cost of living in France, they wrote...
"France is generally considered to have a higher cost of living compared to the rest of Europe. Large cities - such as Paris, Nice, and Lyon - tend to have higher prices for accommodation, transportation, and dining compared to other parts of the country. The rent for a nice 1-bedroom apartment in France ranges from about 800 to 1,600 US Dollars (USD) per month, while a nice 2-bedroom apartment goes for 1,000 to 2,400 USD per month. On average, a dinner at a moderately priced restaurant can cost between 20 to 30 USD per person," remarked another expat in France.
"Affordable. It's a small town, which means housing and food costs are low, but there's lots of cultural value to be had, which makes the living experience even more valuable," said a member in Epinal, France.
- What should I pack when moving to France?
- Where should I setup a bank account in France?
- Will I be able to find a job in France?
- What is life like in France?
- What do expats in France appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in France?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in France accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in France like?
- What are healthcare services like in France?
- What are medical services in France like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in France?
- What are emergency services like in France?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in France?
- How are local medical facilities in France?
- As a foreigner living in France, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
Is the cost of living in France high?If you live in France, newcomers to France would love to hear your answer to this question:
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Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.