France vs Ireland - Cost of Living Comparison

France Ireland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$1974
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$4326
🏠 One person rent
$708
$1258
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$2052
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$462
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$131
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$2875
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$85423
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
8.9
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
74
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
98.4%
🎓 Higher education
87
88
😀 Quality of life
74
85
🏙️ Population
67.1M
4.76M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 31% less expensive than in Ireland ($1974). France ranked 29th vs 9th for Ireland 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 Ireland. Ranked 26th and 4th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Ireland

We calculate prices for France and Ireland as a population-weighted mean of 151 and 12 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 Ireland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$62.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$8.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$6.02
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$3.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$1.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$1362
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$1035
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$2196
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$1744
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$170
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$47.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
3.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$5239
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$3568
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$2.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$101
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$1.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$1.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.43
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$3.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$9.97
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$9.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$2.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$2.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$2.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.9
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$11.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$2.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$4.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$2.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$2.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$40.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$14.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$74.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$79.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$1040
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$8323

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Cities Comparison in France vs Ireland

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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 Ireland

City Cost of living Population
Dublin
$2278
553K
Cork
$1729
209K
Limerick
$1260
58.3K
Galway
$1828
79.5K
Waterford
$1681
48.4K
Swords
$1715
36.9K
Dundalk
$1694
39K
Drogheda
$1683
41K
Naas
$1754
21.4K
Kilkenny
$1753
22.2K
Wexford
$1754
20.2K
Tralee
$1431
4.89K