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What Is the Cost of Living in Paris?

  1. By Kevin
  2. On Sep 14, 2017
  3. Europe
  4. Travel Tips

Paris is one of the most cosmopolitan, fashionable, beautiful and exciting cities in France, as well as in the rest of Europe and the world. As a result, it's no surprise that many people want to live in what is known as the The City of Light (La Ville-Lumiere in French). What Is the Cost of Living in Paris? Since so many people want to live in this glorious French city, the cost of living is rather high. Here is some more information regarding how much it takes to live in Paris.

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Considerations

One of the first things to consider when moving to another city is how much you are willing to pay on renting an apartment. One of the cheapest things to do would be to find a roommate and rent out a room, and there are many ways to do that, especially if you look in newspapers and online classified ads. Renting out an apartment on your own is another process entirely, as there are many important costs and fees to consider. In Paris, apartment renters have to pay deposit costs, brokers fees, solicitor fees, community taxes, utilities, building costs, parking fees, and potentially more.

If you are willing and have the wherewithal to pay all those potentially astronomical fees, than renting an apartment out yourself might be right for you. However, if you don't, finding a roommate is always a good option. A great website to look for apartments in Paris is www.paris-housing.com. It's also a good idea to check out www.expatriates.com and look in the Paris section for either roommates, rooms or apartments.