France vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

France Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$708
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
61
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
22%
🎓 Higher education
87
90
😀 Quality of life
74
73
🏙️ Population
67.1M
46.7M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 19% more expensive than in Spain ($1141). France ranked 29th vs 46th for Spain 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 Spain. Ranked 26th and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Spain

We calculate prices for France and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 151 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$7276

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Cities Comparison in France vs Spain

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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 Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K