Paris Travel Planner   Prices & Costs in Paris, France
Paris is not expensive! You can visit for as little as 60€ or 70€ per person per day if you do it right.

by Tom Brosnahan
& Jane Fisher


 
 

 

It's not true that Paris is expensive. It's possible for two people to visit Paris for a few days, stay in a nice hotel, have three good meals each day, and spend less than 100€ per person per day, total—even less if you rent an apartment, or just a bed.

It's somewhat easier to stay in a nice hotel if you're willing to spend 150€ per person, particularly in busy tourist seasons.

If you stay for a week or two, you can rent a small apartment, get more space and convenience, save by preparing some of your own meals, perhaps share your lodging costs with another couple, and lower your daily cost for lodging and food to as little as 60€ to 80€ per person per day. (Try that in New York, London or Tokyo!)

Euro for euro, Paris offers excellent value for money.

LODGING

 

Euros

2-Star Hotel, double room, Paris center

 

100-175

3-Star Hotel, double room, Paris center

 

150-250+

4-Star Hotel, double room, Paris center

 

400-600+

Studio apartment, per night (by week)

 

80-140

1-br apartment, per night (weekly rental)

 

100-200

2-br apartment, per night (weekly rental)

 

150-300

 

 

 

FOOD & DRINK

 

 

Croissant bought in a bakery

 

1.10

Croissant in a café

 

1.70-2.20

Café noir (espresso) in a café

 

2.60

Café au lait in a café

 

3.00-4.00

Soft drink in a café

 

3.50-5.50

Glass of wine (14 cl) in a café

 

4-6+

Bottle of wine in a shop

 

2.50-20+

Bottle of wine in a restaurant

 

12-30+

Glass of draft beer (25 cl) in a café

 

4.40-6.60

Sandwich (take-away)

 

3.50-6.00

Light lunch in a café

 

8-18

Budget dinner with wine

 

17-25

Moderate dinner with wine

 

25-55

 

 

 

TRANSPORT

 

 
Roissy Bus CDG Airport to Paris Center

 

11.00

RER+Métro ticket, CDG (Charles de Gaulle) Airport to Paris City Center (one-way)

 

10.00

Taxi from CDG Airport to Paris Center (35km, daytime, 2 persons with luggage)

 

75-95

RER Train Paris-Versailles (round-trip)

 

8.00

Métro/bus ticket (from carnet of ten)

 

1.41

Taxi between Étoile and St-Germain (4.3 km, daytime, two people, no luggage)

 

11-17

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

 

Eiffel Tower, Adult, 1st level-2nd level)

 

5.00-9.00

Eiffel Tower, Adult, all levels to Top

 

15.50

Notre Dame Cathedral

 

Free

Notre Dame Towers

 

8.50

Arc de Triomphe (stairs to top, no lift)

 

9.50

Louvre Museum

 

12-16

Cruise on the River Seine (1 hour)

 

12-14

     
LAUNDRY    
Wash & Dry 6kg of clothes in a Laverie   7.00-9.00

Saving Money in Paris

Saving Money on Lodging

Saving Money on Meals

Saving Money on Activities

Doing Laundry in Paris

Saving Money on Transport

Finding Your Way Around Paris

 

 

Auberge Nicolas Flamel Menu, Paris, France

Above, typical formule (set-price meal) for a two course lunch in a moderately-priced restaurant.


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Cathedrale Notre Dame, Paris, France
Notre-Dame:
free admission!





 
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