The 100 Best places to live in France

France is the 27th most expensive and the 18th most liveable country.

Discover cost of living in France.

FranceLivabilityRank
Human freedom index
8.27
27
Gross Domestic Product per capita
$38625
28
GDPPC based on purchasing power
$49435
26
Life expectancy
82.6
16
Homicide rate
1.3
51
Road traffic mortality
5.1
31
Corruption perceptions index
69
28

We also take into account weighted mean city-specific parameters: air quality, airport proximity index, cost of living, after-tax salary, salary to expenses ratio, universities score.

Below is the list of 151 best cities & 20 states to live and work in France for singles and families ranked by quality & cost of living.

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Best states

RankStateLiveability ScoreCost of living
1Ile-de-France
87
$1921
2Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
85
$1396
3Occitanie
84
$1382
4Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
84
$1513
5Grand Est
83
$1328
6Nouvelle-Aquitaine
81
$1348
7Pays de la Loire
80
$1313
8Hauts-de-France
75
$1339
9Brittany
69
$1278
10New Caledonia
56
$1790
11Normandy
52
$1291
12Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
51
$1281
13Reunion
49
$1359
14Centre-Val de Loire
48
$1234
15Martinique
46
$1318
16Guadeloupe
43
$1356
17French Polynesia
42
$1629
18Corsica
41
$1532
19French Guiana
38
$1521
20Mayotte
35
$1620

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