France is 34.7% more expensive than Japan.

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

pay 2.1 times more for restaurants

 
Japan
France
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $6.64
¥752
$15.40
€13.50
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.32
¥603
$9.27
€8.13
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.08
¥122
$2.52
€2.21

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pay 6.6% less for groceries

 
Japan
France
Bread
1 loaf
$1.56
¥177
$1.48
€1.29
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.01
¥794
$7.87
€6.90
Milk (1 gallon) $5.26
¥595
$4.00
€3.50

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pay 5.1% more for transportation

 
Japan
France
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.49
¥509
$7.91
€6.93
Monthly public transit pass $75.58
¥8,559
$49.29
€43.23
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,025.34
¥2,381,141
$24,317.30
€21,323.86

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pay 9.3% more for housing

 
Japan
France
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$34.37
¥3,892
$28.65
€25.12
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $640.91
¥72,584
$705.48
€618.64
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $410.96
¥46,541
$568.84
€498.82

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pay 56.6% more for childcare

 
Japan
France
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $315.99
¥35,786
$733.34
€643.06
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $11,371.30
¥1,287,812
$9,235.26
€8,098.41

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pay 32.6% more for entertainment and sports

 
Japan
France
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $3.07
¥348
$5.55
€4.87
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.02
¥342
$2.80
€2.45
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.06
¥459
$10.30
€9.04

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pay 36.5% more for clothing

 
Japan
France
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$48.57
¥5,501
$80.49
€70.59
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$30.18
¥3,418
$35.46
€31.09
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$63.64
¥7,208
$85.42
€74.91

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