France vs Germany - Cost of Living Comparison

France Germany
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$1325
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$3223
🏠 One person rent
$708
$720
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$1340
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$370
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$114
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$2611
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$46253
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
80
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
56.3%
🎓 Higher education
87
94
😀 Quality of life
74
79
🏙️ Population
67.1M
83.1M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 3% more expensive than in Germany ($1325). France ranked 29th vs 30th for Germany in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in France compared to 2 months in Germany. Ranked 26th and 17th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Germany

We calculate prices for France and Germany as a population-weighted mean of 151 and 662 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

France Germany
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$47.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$8.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$3.72
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$2.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$667
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$519
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$1374
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$1025
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$138
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$212
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$33.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
1.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$5740
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$4180
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$2.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$70.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$20.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$2.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$1.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$7.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$14.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$2.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$2.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$1.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.81
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$5.59
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$0.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$7.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$8.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$2.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.42
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$31.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$58.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$15
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$75.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$83.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$330
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$11602

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Cities Comparison in France vs Germany

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K