France vs India - Cost of Living Comparison

France India
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$416
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$1027
🏠 One person rent
$708
$165
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$317
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$164
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$45.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$620
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$1928
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
6.39
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
69.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
40
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
10.6%
🎓 Higher education
87
73
😀 Quality of life
74
51
🏙️ Population
67.1M
1.33B

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 227% more expensive than in India ($416). France ranked 29th vs 190th for India 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 1.5 months in India. Ranked 26th and 85th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs India

We calculate prices for France and India as a population-weighted mean of 151 and 220 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 India
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$2.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$14.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$3.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$2.21
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$0.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$181
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$116
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$400
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$234
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$26.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$40.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$9.72
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
8.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$1696
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$822
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$10.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$2.63
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$0.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$5.41
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$3.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$5.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$0.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$0.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$0.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.24
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$1.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$3.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$1.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$0.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$18.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$3.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$11.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$2.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$29.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$45.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$64.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$1660

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Cities Comparison in France vs India

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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 India

City Cost of living Population
Bangalore
$480
11.3M
Delhi
$486
26.5M
Mumbai
$632
15.4M
Pune
$446
5.95M
Chennai
$425
10.3M
Hyderabad
$477
9.31M
Ahmedabad
$468
7.65M
Jaipur
$359
3.07M
Kolkata
$370
4.5M
Nagpur
$408
2.41M
Surat
$426
5.94M
Visakhapatnam
$492
2.04M
Bhagalpur
$284
3.04M
Mysore
$345
3M
Lucknow
$361
3.38M
Kanpur
$441
2.77M
Mirzapur
$381
2.5M
Kalyan
$353
1.25M
Gurgaon
$493
877K
Madurai
$361
1.56M
Navi Mumbai
$466
1.12M
Ghaziabad
$402
2.38M
Thane
$454
1.89M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Raipur
$351
1.01M
Ludhiana
$391
1.62M
Indore
$340
1.99M
Allahabad
$540
1.54M
Noida
$457
637K
Bilaspur
$301
1.63M