France vs Romania - Cost of Living Comparison

France Romania
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$650
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$1637
🏠 One person rent
$708
$300
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$517
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$37.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$688
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$12915
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
8.33
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
74.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
45
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
31%
🎓 Higher education
87
71
😀 Quality of life
74
62
🏙️ Population
67.1M
19.6M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 110% more expensive than in Romania ($650). France ranked 29th vs 131st for Romania 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 1.1 months in Romania. Ranked 26th and 53rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Romania

We calculate prices for France and Romania as a population-weighted mean of 151 and 47 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 Romania
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$6.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$26.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$4.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$1.61
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$1.31
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$295
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$205
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$546
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$366
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$69.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$107
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$7.77
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
6.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$1608
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$1140
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$0.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$16.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$4.82
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$1.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$0.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$5.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$5.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$7.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$0.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$0.62
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$5.32
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$4.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$7.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$2.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$33.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$5.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$28.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$5.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$56.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$65.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$339
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$5265

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Cities Comparison in France vs Romania

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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 Romania

City Cost of living Population
Bucharest
$823
1.88M
Cluj-Napoca
$709
325K
Timisoara
$642
319K
Iasi
$607
290K
Constanta
$701
284K
Brasov
$676
253K
Craiova
$618
270K
Oradea
$525
196K
Galati
$593
249K
Ploiesti
$609
210K
Braila
$552
180K
Arad
$497
159K
Targu Mures
$550
134K
Pitesti
$653
155K
Sibiu
$628
147K
Baia Mare
$493
124K
Bacau
$631
144K
Buzau
$597
115K
Ramnicu Valcea
$559
98.8K
Satu Mare
$583
102K
Botosani
$635
107K
Suceava
$542
92.1K
Bistrita
$461
75.1K
Slatina
$560
70.3K
Piatra Neamt
$517
85.1K
Resita
$543
73.3K
Targu Jiu
$453
82.5K
Targoviste
$514
79.6K
Alba Iulia
$500
63.5K
Tulcea
$549
73.7K