How much to take money
How much should I take with me on holiday to France? How much does it cost to eat and drink here? How much will tickets for attractions and transportation cost? What other expenses should be considered? We will answer all these questions in detail and readily in our article. Prices in cafes and eateries Breakfast will cost 5-6 euros per person. Usually it’s 2-3 for a croissant, 2-3 for a cup of coffee. Lunch will cost 15-20 euros per person. The main dish is pasta or something meat for 10-12, salad – 5-7. You can save money if you look for combo dinners, it looks like a business lunch we know. Such a lunch will cost 15-20 euros, but for this amount you will get a salad, soup, main course and a drink. Dinner will also cost 15-20 euros, but in the evening they don’t offer any combos. There are options to save. You can go to the pizzeria and take pizza for 8-15 euros. Drinks in a cafe are expensive, a can of cola can cost 5 euros, and in a store 2. A small cup of coffee costs from 2 euros. If you buy drinks in the store, then according to the results of the vacation you can save 50-100 euros per person. On average, if you eat in cafes and eateries, then count on 50 euros per day per person. Here are the average prices for some dishes: a piece of cake – 4-5 euros; small sandwich – 3-5; portion of waffles – 2-3; spring roll – 1.5-2.5; a large pannini sandwich – 5-6. Prices in restaurants Paris is one of the gastronomic capitals of the world, the location of the best and most expensive restaurants. It’s hard to talk about prices; prices depend on the level of the restaurant. In mid-range restaurants, get ready to pay 30-50 euros per person for a three-course meal: salad, snacks, main course. Add 15 euros for a bottle of inexpensive wine. Accordingly, if you are going to have lunch and dinner in restaurants, then prepare 100 euros per day per person. Here are the average prices for some dishes: salads – 10-14 euros, main meat and fish dishes – 18-30, snacks – 8-13. Plates of seafood are very popular, especially in Marseille, such a plate with oysters, shrimp, pieces of octopus costs 24-30 euros. Prices in fast food and street food France has an insane amount of street food trays, and you can save a lot of money on this. A burger combo (or 6 chicken wings) + french fries + a small portion of salad costs 7-9 euros. Add cola or juice here for 2. You can have lunch or dinner for 10 euros. If you are ready to eat in street foods, then you can eat for 30 euros per day per person. A pannini sandwich or sandwich will cost about 4 euros, a portion of salad – 2-3, a piece of pizza – 1.5-2. Food prices in stores. If it is possible to cook, then the rest is greatly reduced in price. Some tourists even go on vacation with their electric burner and cook on it right in the room. Fortunately, you can now buy a burner for 1000 rubles, it weighs within 2 kilograms, power – 1000 watts. An important point – it is forbidden to include such heating devices in the power grid in all hotels. But who and when did these prohibitions stop? Some tourists generally eat only products from supermarkets. We bought apples, bananas, sliced bread, sausage, cheese. The supper is ready. This is not the most useful diet for the stomach, but a week of rest can be eaten in this way. Prices in supermarkets for fruits and vegetables: apples – 2-2.5 euros per kilogram; bananas – 1.5-2; oranges – 2-2.5; tomatoes – 2-2.5; potatoes – 1-2; onions – 1-2.5; cabbage – 1-1.5. Visually, prices can be viewed in the photo nearby, click on the photo to enlarge. Prices for other products: chicken eggs – 1.5-2.5 euros per dozen; milk – 0.75-1.2 per liter; rice, pasta, other cereals – 1.5-2 per kilogram; chicken – 8-12 per kilogram; beef – 12-20; cheese – 10-20; bread – about 1 euro per baguette 500 grams. If you eat food from the supermarket, then get in at 10 euros per person per day. Naturally, this figure is valid subject to a balanced diet. If you are used to eating only meat and cheese dishes, then you can’t meet the 10 euros limit. By the way, the average Frenchman spends about the same amount on food – 233 euros per person per month. Data according to the USDA study. Transport Moving around France is cheap only on foot; transport here is expensive. Taxi is the most convenient, but also the most expensive way to get around. For landing in a taxi – 4 euros, a kilometer – from 1 to 1.5. Still separately paid downtime in traffic jams. Read all the details in our article “Taxis in France”. The metro is much cheaper, it’s only a pity that there are only 6 French cities in the metro: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse and Reims. A ride on the Paris metro costs 1.8 euros per trip. You can save if you buy travel or reusable tickets. Read all the details in our article “Metro Paris”. Buses travel on the same tickets as the metro. Price – 1.8 euros per trip, you can save by using travel cards. Trips between cities are also not cheap. For example, traveling from Paris to Lyon by train will cost about 60 euros, to Marseille – about 90.