Portugal is 29.5% cheaper than France.

If you lived in Portugal instead of France, you would:

pay 40.0% less for restaurants

 
France
Portugal
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $15.40
€13.50
$8.26
€7.24
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$9.27
€8.13
$6.62
€5.81
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.52
€2.21
$1.40
€1.23

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pay 44.4% less for groceries

 
France
Portugal
Bread
1 loaf
$1.48
€1.29
$1.11
€0.98
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.87
€6.90
$3.72
€3.26
Milk (1 gallon) $4.00
€3.50
$2.48
€2.18

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pay 15.1% less for transportation

 
France
Portugal
Gasoline (1 gallon) $7.91
€6.93
$8.05
€7.06
Monthly public transit pass $49.29
€43.23
$37.01
€32.45
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,317.30
€21,323.86
$25,891.10
€22,703.93

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pay 7.7% less for housing

 
France
Portugal
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$28.65
€25.12
$34.83
€30.54
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $705.48
€618.64
$622.17
€545.58
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $568.84
€498.82
$499.75
€438.23

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pay 40.1% less for childcare

 
France
Portugal
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $733.34
€643.06
$334.12
€292.99
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $9,235.26
€8,098.41
$6,845.01
€6,002.39

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pay 40.4% less for entertainment and sports

 
France
Portugal
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.55
€4.87
$1.78
€1.56
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.80
€2.45
$1.41
€1.23
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$10.30
€9.04
$5.31
€4.65

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pay 18.9% less for clothing

 
France
Portugal
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$80.49
€70.59
$71.91
€63.06
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.46
€31.09
$31.02
€27.20
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$85.42
€74.91
$68.14
€59.75

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