Is Paris expensive to visit

Paris prices 2021

What are the prices in Paris? Wondering how much dinner costs? What are the costs for the accommodation? How much money do I need for shopping in a supermarket in Paris?

Dwight Wallace recently visited Paris and prepared this article about prices in Paris. Find out about average prices in Paris, including food prices, restaurants, beer, accommodation, transportation and more. Paris is a part of France. What currency is accepted in Paris? How much money can I bring in France?

What currency is used in Paris?
Here you can find information about the currency:
The currency of France is Euro (EUR). 1 € (euro) is divided into 100 c (cents). There are 8 different coins: € 1, € 2, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, 1c, 2c. There are 7 different banknotes with the following values: € 5, € 10, € 20, € 50, € 100, € 200, € 500. To avoid unexpected risks of receiving counterfeit money, we recommend checking the currency when trading. Be especially careful with these banknotes: € 500, € 200. The current exchange rate of Euro (EUR) is: $ 1 USD = 0.82 EUR. (Data updated: today) Less popular banknotes are: € 200, € 500.

  1. For 1 $ US Dollar (USD) you get: 0.82EUR Euro (EUR)
  2. For £ 1 British Pound (GBP) you can get: 1.16EUR Euro (EUR)
  3. For 1₽ Russian Ruble (RUB) you can get: 0.01EUR Euro (EUR)

Is Paris an expensive city?
The average prices in Paris are higher than in Germany. If you go shopping in Paris, you have to pay 1.32 times more than in Germany. Average accommodation costs in Paris range from: EUR 35 in a hostel to EUR 94 in a 3-star hotel. Price per night in a luxury hotel in Paris is around 326 EUR.
Use of public transport in Paris income at a cost of: 1.90 EUR for a one-way ticket. The price for renting a car in Paris (e.g. Volkswagen Golf or Toyota Corolla) is 25,000 EUR. If you prefer taxi, keep in mind that the price of a taxi in Paris depends on several factors. Taxi starting price is around: 5.00 EUR. For a 1 km journey in Paris you have to pay approximately: 1.50 EUR.

Also read how prices have changed in recent years: Price changes in previous years in Paris


Cost of living in Paris is:
  1. 1.29 times higher than in Berlin
  2. 1.23 times higher than in Hamburg
  3. 1.14 times higher than in Munich
  4. 1.35 times higher than in Dresden
  5. 1.38 times higher than in Bremen

Is grocery expensive in Paris?

Food prices in supermarkets are higher than in Germany. For example in Paris you have to pay for:
  1. Bottle or carton of milk (1 liter): 1.10 EUR
  2. Popular yellow cheese (1 kg): 17 EUR
  3. A bottle of beer from a well-known brand: 2.50 EUR
  4. Sausage or sausage (1 kg): 26 EUR
  5. A mid-range wine (one bottle): 7.50 EUR

How much money do I need for a week's stay in Paris?

If you want to spend a week in Paris the cost of your stay will be:

  1. 575 EUR - a cheap stay for 7 days in Paris
  2. 938 EUR - an affordable trip for 7 days in Paris
  3. EUR 1,100 for a comfortable week's stay in Paris
  4. 3.400 EUR for a week of luxury vacation in Paris

How much does it cost to eat (breakfast / lunch / dinner) in Paris? What is the average cost of lunch in Paris?

In Paris A typical fast food dish costs: 9.00 EUR for a McMeal at McDonalds or BurgerKing (or a similar combined meal) and 2.70 EUR for a cheeseburger. For coffee lovers: cappuccino coffee 3.80 EUR and espresso 2.60 EUR.
For more information on the food budget, see our: Travel Guide.

How much do cigarettes cost in Paris?
Cigarettes are more expensive in Paris than in Germany. The average cost of a pack of local cigarettes is EUR 8.00. For more famous brands like: Camel, Davidoff, Dunhill you have to pay around 10.00 EUR.

How much does vodka cost in Paris? Is alcohol cheap in Paris? The average alcohol price in Paris is higher than in Germany. For example, whiskey is more expensive in Paris and costs around: 17 EUR. Prices of different types of alcoholic drinks in Paris:
  1. Captain Morgan White Rum 18 EUR
  2. Seagram's Extra Dry Gin 16 EUR
  3. Johnnie Walker Red Label 17 EUR

Bellow you can find information about food and drink prices in supermarkets and groceries. You can also read about prices in hotels, cafes and restaurants in Paris.



Prices in Paris, France 2021

Average prices in restaurants and pubs, transportation, taxi, groceries, salaries, food, hotels and rentals in Paris.

Currency: Euro

How much does a hotel cost in Paris?

Average hotel price in Paris is 1.53 times higher than average price in Germany

Average hotel price in Paris is:115 EUR140 USDRUB 10,322
Hostel prices in Paris are around:35 EUR42 USD3.115 RUB
Price for the 1-star hotel in Paris is approximately:66 EUR80 USDRUB 5.924
Price for the 2-star hotel in Paris is approximately:75 EUR91 USDRUB 6.733
Price for the 3-star hotel in Paris is approximately:94 EUR114 USDRUB 8,422
Price for the 4-star hotel in Paris is approximately:155 EUR189 USDRUB 13,922
Price for the 5-star hotel in Paris is approximately:326 EUR397 USDRUB 29,238
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How much does it cost to rent a car in Paris?

Car rental average prices in Paris

automobileprice
average price137 EUR
Mini75 EUR
Economy car85 EUR
SUV144 EUR
Compact car104 EUR
Passenger van149 EUR
Luxury car236 EUR
transformable215 EUR

Is grocery expensive in Paris? How much does an inexpensive meal cost in Paris?

Prices in restaurants in Paris.

Meal in a cheap restaurant 15 EUR (8.00-20) 18 USD (9.70-24)
Meal for 2 people, medium-sized restaurant, three-course 60 EUR (40-100) 73 USD (49-122)
McMeal at McDonalds (or equivalent combo meal) 9.00 EUR (8.00-10.00) 11 USD (9.70-12)
Local beer (0.5 liter draft) 6.50 EUR (5.00-8.00) 7.90 USD (6.10-9.70)
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 EUR (4.00-8.00) 7.30 USD (4.90-9.70)
Coca Cola / Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.10 EUR (2.00-4.00) 3.80 USD (2.40-4.90)
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.30 EUR (1.50-4.00) 2.80 USD (1.80-4.90)
Cappuccino (regular) 3.80 EUR (2.00-5.00) 4.60 USD (2.40-6.10)
Espresso coffee 2.60 EUR (1.40-3.50) 3.20 USD (1.70-4.30)
Cheeseburger (fast food) 2.70 EUR (2.40-3.00) 3.30 USD (2.90-3.70)

Can you eat cheaply in Paris?

How much should you pay for cheese, eggs, milk or oranges in Paris?

Prices in supermarkets in Paris.

(Regular), milk (1 liter) 1.10 EUR (0.80-1.60) 1.30 USD (0.97-1.90)
Loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 1.80 EUR (1.00-4.00) 2.20 USD (1.20-4.90)
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.70 EUR (1.80-6.00) 4.50 USD (2.20-7.30)
Local cheese (1kg) 17 EUR (8.00-35) 20 USD (9.70-43)
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.90 EUR (0.30-2.00) 1.10 USD (0.37-2.40)
A bottle of wine (middle class) 7.50 EUR (3.70-15) 9.10 USD (4.50-18)
Local beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.90 EUR (0.80-3.00) 2.40 USD (0.97-3.70)
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 EUR (1.20-3.00) 3.10 USD (1.50-3.70)
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 EUR (9.50-11) 12 USD (12-13)
Chicken breast (skinless and boneless) - (1kg) 12 EUR (6.00-20) 15 USD (7.30-24)
Apples (1kg) 2.90 EUR (2.00-4.00) 3.50 USD (2.40-4.90)
Oranges (1kg) 2.90 EUR (1.00-4.00) 3.50 USD (1.20-4.90)
Potato (1kg) 2.10 EUR (0.80-4.00) 2.50 USD (0.97-4.90)
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 EUR (1.00-3.00) 1.80 USD (1.20-3.70)
Rice (white) (1kg) 2.30 EUR (1.00-4.00) 2.80 USD (1.20-4.90)
Tomatoes (1kg) 3.20 EUR (1.60-4.50) 3.80 USD (1.90-5.50)
Banana (1kg) 2.10 EUR (1.50-3.70) 2.60 USD (1.80-4.50)
Onions (1kg) 2.60 EUR (1.00-4.60) 3.20 USD (1.20-5.60)
Beef (1kg) (or equivalent - red meat) 20 EUR (12-40) 25 USD (15-49)
Pears (1kg) 3.50 EUR (2.40-4.80) 4.20 USD (2.90-5.80)
Cucumber (1kg) 1.70 EUR (0.88-2.50) 2.10 USD (1.10-3.00)
Perrier water (small bottle 0.33l) 1.70 EUR (0.56-3.70) 2.00 USD (0.68-4.60)
Sausages (1kg) 26 EUR (12-42) 31 USD (15-51)
Cottage cheese (1kg) 6.70 EUR (3.20-14) 8.10 USD (3.90-17)
whiskey 17 EUR 21 USD
rum 18 EUR 22 USD
vodka 15 EUR 18 USD
gin 16 EUR 19 USD

How much do you have to pay for a fuel or a taxi in Paris?

Prices of transportation and fuel in Paris.

One-way ticket (local transport) 1.90 EUR (1.70-2.00) 2.30 USD (2.10-2.40)
Monthly ticket (regular price) 75 EUR (70-78) 91 USD (85-95)
Petrol (1 liter) 1.50 EUR (1.20-1.80) 1.80 USD (1.50-2.20)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (or equivalent new car) 20,000 EUR (19,000-25,000) 25,000 USD (23,000-30,000)
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (or equivalent new car) 25,000 EUR (22,000-30,000) 31,000 USD (26,000-36,000)
Taxi right of way (normal rate) 5.00 EUR (2.80-7.00) 6.10 USD (3.40-8.50)
Taxi 1km (normal rate) 1.50 EUR (1.10-3.00) 1.80 USD (1.40-3.70)
Taxi-1 hour waiting time (normal tariff) 41 EUR (32-60) 50 USD (39-73)

Is It expensive to live in Paris?

Rental rates per month in Paris.

Apartment (1 bedroom) in the city center EUR 1,200 (900-1,700) 1,400 USD (1,000-2,000)
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside the center 868 EUR (650-1,200) 1,000 USD (792-1,400)