Prices

Groceries - Meals - Daily life

  • 1 baguette: €0.80
  • 1 coffee: €1-2
  • 1 Camembert: €2
  • 1 croissant: €1
  • 1 kg pasta: €1
  • 1 kg potatoes: €1.20
  • 1 kg rice: €1.90
  • 1 L milk: €1.20
  • 6 eggs: €1.50
  • 1 meal at the university canteen: €3.05
  • 1 meal at a fast food restaurant: €7
  • 1 meal at a neighbourhood restaurant: €10-20
  • 1 sandwich: €3-5
  • 1 packet of 20 cigarettes: €6
  • 1 newspaper: €1.50
  • 1 postage stamp: €0.50 (Europe)
  • 1 set of passport photos from a photo booth: 4 photos for €5
  • 1 phone card for public pay phones: 50 or 120 units for €7.50 to €15
  • 1 load at a launderette: €4.50

Culture & leisure

  • 1 student cinema ticket: around €7.50 (some national cinema chains like UGC and Gaumont offer unlimited passes for €30/month)
  • 1 museum ticket: €5-10
  • 1 student entry to a swimming pool: €1.70
  • 1 newspaper: €1.20
  • 1 DVD player: €50-150
  • 1 MP3 player: €20-150
  • 1 paperback book: about €6
  • 1 night at a comfortable (**) hotel: €60
  • 1 theatre ticket: €10-30

Healthcare

  • Medical examinations:
  • General practitioner: from €23 (€14 reimbursed)
  • Psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist or neurologist: from €37 (€24 reimbursed)
  • Gynaecologist or ophthalmologist: from €28 (€19 reimbursed)
  • Specialist: from €25 (€19 reimbursed)
  • Dentist: from €30 (depending on the treatment: cavity, root canal, scaling, etc.)

Household appliances & Internet

  • 1 Internet plan: €20-50/month depending on the package (Internet-TV-telephone, unlimited calls to dozens of foreign countries depending on the plan)
  • 1 mobile telephone plan: from €30/month depending on the provider (Orange, Bouygues or SFR); there are also pre-paid and/or PAYG plans attached to SIM cards sold at tobacconists (from €5)
  • Microwave oven: €120-215
  • Hoover: €60-110
  • Iron: €25-45
  • Television: €110-200
  • CD player: €55-190
  • Compact disk: €20

Transport/Travel

  • 1 Paris-Barcelona return by plane: €100-150
  • 1 Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam return by Thalys train: €100-120
  • 1 Paris-London return by Eurostar train: €100-150
  • 1 Paris-Nice return by TGV train: €140 (but as low as €50 if booked sufficiently in advance)
  • 1 night at a comfortable (**) hotel: €80
  • 1 monthly Paris transit pass: from €60 (in Paris only) to €123 (outer suburbs)
  • 1 L petrol: €1.70
  • 1 municipal bicycle: €1/day, first 30 minutes free in Paris; these services (Vélib’, Vélov and V3) exist today in a number of major French cities so prices vary
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