Travel budget and cost of living in North of France how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in North of France

North of France: calculate your travel budget

North of France: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in North of France for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 41 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1187* (994 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 86 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3147* (2646 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 119 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 48 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 5151* (4312 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in North of France in 2019

Cost of living: North of France VS United States

On average, the cost of living in North of France in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in North of France in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in North of France by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in North of France compared to the national average.

Cities /North of France View Details
Lille 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lille
Valenciennes 18% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Valenciennes

Local prices in North of France by expense type

Restaurant budget in North of France

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in North of France is 4% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 15/person
($ 12 to $ 17)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 23/person
($ 18 to $ 28)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.7/person
($ 8.4 to $ 10.6)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.7 for 500ml
($ 5.4 to $ 7.2)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 3.6)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 4.2)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.4/can
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in North of France

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in North of France costs 43% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 34 to $ 61)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 76/night
($ 52 to $ 115)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 96/night
($ 60 to $ 139)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 143/night
($ 93 to $ 206)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 202/night
($ 156 to $ 271)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 69/month
($ 57 to $ 91)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 110/month
($ 52 to $ 294)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 132/month
($ 72 to $ 255)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 115/month
($ 77 to $ 180)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in North of France

On average, the price of supermarket food in North of France costs 18% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 3)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 3.9)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 23)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
($ 9.4 to $ 15)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3.6)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 18/kg
($ 9.6 to $ 22)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in North of France

On average, the price of transport in North of France is 44% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2/ticket
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 58/month
($ 41 to $ 67)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 2.3 to $ 3.6)

52% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

111% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 8.6
($ 4.1 to $ 9.6)

152% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 34/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 201)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in North of France

On average, the cost of housing in North of France costs 18% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 107/month
($ 41 to $ 204)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.6)

100% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 29/month
($ 24 to $ 42)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 623/month
($ 481 to $ 897)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 494/month
($ 371 to $ 598)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1201/month
($ 990 to $ 1434)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 981/month
($ 897 to $ 1136)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 32/month
($ 24 to $ 36)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 547/month
($ 144 to $ 777)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 28678/yr
($ 28678 to $ 28678)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in North of France

On average, budget for leisure activities in North of France is 4% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 9.7 to $ 14)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 18/hr
($ 8.4 to $ 36)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in North of France

On average, shopping budget in North of France is 33% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.4/pack
($ 8.4 to $ 9.6)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 102
($ 96 to $ 119)

122% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 36
($ 30 to $ 48)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 110
($ 96 to $ 132)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 90
($ 60 to $ 144)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

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About the information on the cost of living in North of France

The information about the cost of living in North of France shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in North of France updated on 01-07-2015.

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