France vs Greece - Cost of Living Comparison

France Greece
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$919
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$2236
🏠 One person rent
$708
$427
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$736
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$337
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$59.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$789
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$17647
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
7.86
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
81.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
49
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
51%
🎓 Higher education
87
87
😀 Quality of life
74
61
🏙️ Population
67.1M
10.8M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 48% more expensive than in Greece ($919). France ranked 29th vs 74th for Greece 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 0.9 months in Greece. Ranked 26th and 56th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Greece

We calculate prices for France and Greece as a population-weighted mean of 151 and 50 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 Greece
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$40.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$7.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$3.87
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$3.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$1.82
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$355
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$273
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$652
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$514
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$31.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
4.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$2496
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$2001
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$1.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$35.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$11.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$2.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$0.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$9.59
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$7.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$9.69
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$1.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$1.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$6.41
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$1.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$4.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$5.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$4.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$2.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$36.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$7.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$9.09
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$75.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$74.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$337
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$6225

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Cities Comparison in France vs Greece

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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 Greece

City Cost of living Population
Athens
$1059
664K
Crete
$869
623K
Thessaloniki
$961
315K
Piraeus
$1086
164K
Patras
$822
167K
Larissa
$850
145K
Peristeri
$973
140K
Heraklion
$851
141K
Glyfada
$1267
87.3K
Kallithea
$889
101K
Kifissia
$1182
47.3K
Volos
$917
86K
Nea Smyrni
$991
73.1K
Nikaia
$888
89.4K
Nea Ionia
$889
67.1K
Komotini
$834
51K
Palaio Faliro
$920
64K
Alexandroupoli
$769
57.8K
Kalamata
$808
53K
Serres
$885
58.3K
Rhodes
$995
49.5K
Chalcis
$919
59.1K
Xanthi
$783
56.1K
Chania
$972
53.9K
Ioannina
$810
65.6K
Trikala
$713
61.7K
Kavala
$870
54K
Lamia
$819
52K
Kozani
$807
41.1K
Katerini
$794
56K