France vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

FranceSpain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1520
$1261
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3735
$2881
🏠 One person rent
$781
$672
🏘️ Family rent
$1444
$1050
🍽️ Food expenses
$512
$366
🚐 Transport expenses
$102
$96.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2729
$1638
💸 GDP per capita
$38625
$27057
😃 Human freedom index
8.27
8.29
❤️ Life expectancy
82.6
83.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
69
62
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
22%
🎓 Higher education
88
90
😀 Quality of life
73
71
🏙️ Population
67.1M
46.7M

The average cost of living in France ($1520) is 21% more expensive than in Spain ($1261). France ranked 26th vs 39th 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 1.8 months in France compared to 1.3 months in Spain. Ranked 24th and 28th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Spain

FranceSpain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.9
$12.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.5
$42.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$8.82
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.5
$3.44
 Cappuccino
$3.6
$2.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.81
$2.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$763
$669
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$598
$512
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1517
$1116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1161
$815
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$115
$85.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$177
$131
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$35.1
$43.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.64%
2.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6284
$3699
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4648
$2398
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.99
$1.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$59.6
$46.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.5
$16.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.71
$1.51
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.25
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.72
$1.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.87
$2.4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.3
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
$7.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.5
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$2.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.34
$1.93
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.3
$2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$1.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
$1.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.57
$1.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.31
$6.49
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.31
$1.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$11.1
$5.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.36
$7.84
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.4
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.23
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.4
$43.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$9.23
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.6
$69.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.1
$13.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$93.5
$84.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$84.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$711
$415
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11662
$8525

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Cities Comparison in France vs Spain

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In France

CityCost of livingPopulation
Paris
$2338
2.18M
Marseille
$1511
868K
Lyon
$1521
519K
Toulouse
$1500
487K
Nantes
$1360
314K
Montpellier
$1413
290K
Nice
$1645
341K
Strasbourg
$1472
285K
Bordeaux
$1497
257K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1464
121K
Lille
$1424
233K
Rennes
$1344
218K
Reims
$1273
182K
Le Havre
$1341
170K
Toulon
$1252
176K
Grenoble
$1342
158K
Aix-en-Provence
$1504
143K
Saint-Etienne
$1089
173K
Dijon
$1270
157K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1166
147K
Angers
$1252
155K
Villeurbanne
$1466
151K
Nimes
$1218
150K
Annecy
$1630
128K
Le Mans
$1254
143K
Tours
$1302
136K
Limoges
$1121
131K
Brest
$1151
140K
Amiens
$1243
134K
Versailles
$1760
85.2K

In Spain

CityCost of livingPopulation
Madrid
$1564
3.33M
Barcelona
$1647
1.66M
Tenerife
$1254
905K
Valencia
$1292
800K
Zaragoza
$1200
682K
Seville
$1171
691K
Malaga
$1205
578K
Palma de Mallorca
$1507
423K
Bilbao
$1474
350K
Murcia
$1070
407K
Alicante
$1136
337K
Vigo
$1131
297K
Las Palmas
$1142
381K
Valladolid
$1123
299K
Gijon
$1172
272K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1327
254K
Cordoba
$992
326K
San Sebastian
$1550
188K
A Coruna
$1154
248K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1362
269K
Jerez de la Frontera
$1023
213K
Terrassa
$1277
224K
Granada
$1043
234K
Pamplona
$1351
204K
Oviedo
$1094
186K
Elche
$1001
235K
Mataro
$1380
183K
Mostoles
$1193
210K
Badalona
$1353
223K
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
$1143
209K