A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Paris vs. Nice

Should you visit Paris or Nice?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Paris and Nice can help you decide which place is right for you.

Paris

Paris is a dream destination for many people. It's location on the river Seine contributes to its stunning beauty and you can spend many days wandering through its wonderfully diverse neighborhoods. It's known as a city of culture, fashion, food and fun. There is never a shortage of entertainment and activities around town and a highlight of many people's trips to Paris is to explore the city at night, when it truly comes to life. It is not hard to see why this city has received the nickname as the "City of Lights."

Nice

Nice, in the French Riviera, is one of the most popular destinations in France. It's located on the southeast coast along the Mediterranean Sea and is the second largest French city on the Mediterranean. It is an energetic city that attracts all types of vacationers from every age group and demographic. It's the 5th largest city in the country and is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes departement. The metropolitan area has a population of about 1 million.

Which city is cheaper, Nice or Paris?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Paris is €0.00, while the average daily cost in Nice is €105. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Paris and Nice in more detail.


Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €0.00 in Paris For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Nice is €94. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Paris 0.00
    Nice 47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Paris 0.00
    Nice 94


Food

In Paris travelers spend around €0.00 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

While meal prices in Nice can vary, the average travelers spends about €39 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Nice should cost around €16 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Nice is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Paris 0.00
    Nice 39
Typical Food prices in Paris

For Paris, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Ice Cream
    8.00
  • Breakfast
    7.00
  • Breakfast for 2
    30
  • Dinner on River Cruise
    86
  • Dinner
    57
  • Cheese
    13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paris

For Paris, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • 3-Hour Aligre Market Walking Food Tour & Tasting: $81
  • Walking Food Tour: $89
  • The Gourmet Gastronomy of 2.5-Hour Food Tour: $111
  • Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés: $116
  • Dinner and Theater in Versailles: $121
  • Paris 2.5-Hour Unique Macaron Cooking Class: $123
  • 2-Hour French Pastry Cooking Class in Paris: $123
  • Champagne Master Class and Gourmet Food Tour: $125
  • Gourmet French Dinner with Local Parisian Hosts: $129
  • Dessert & Chocolate Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef: $139

Typical Food prices in Nice

Some typical examples of dining costs in Nice are as follows:


  • Slushee
    2.50
  • Strawberries
    4.00
  • Loaf of Bread
    3.20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nice

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Nice.

  • From Evening Tour & Dinner in Monte Carlo: $191
  • Meditation and Indian Wholistic Cooking Class: $168
  • Mamaz Social Food Lamb Dinner: $38
  • French dinner with a Mediterranean touch in the heart of Nice: $44
  • Mediterranean Cooking Class & Dinner with View of Nice: $49
  • Nice Food Tour: $50
  • Garden-Fresh Dinner with a View of Nice: $54
  • Provencal cuisine cooking class and meal in Nice: $77
  • Mediterranean fish dinner in Nice: $79
  • Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting: $87


Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Paris than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €0.00 on transportation in Paris on average per day.

The cost of a taxi ride in Nice is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €20 per person, per day, on local transportation in Nice.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Paris 0.00
    Nice 20
Typical Local Transportation prices in Paris

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Paris:


  • Metro
    6.40
  • Train from Airport
    9.00
  • Metro tickets
    6.80
  • Train
    20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paris

Also for Paris, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Beauvais Airport to Disneyland Paris Shared Transfer: $41
  • Private Transfer between Paris & CDG Airport: $73
  • Private Transfer to Paris Orly Airport (ORY): $87
  • Private Transfer From Paris Airport CDG to Paris City Center: $99
  • Disneyland Private Transfer with Flight Tracking: $112
  • CDG Airport to Disneyland Paris Private Transfer: $127
  • From Full-Day Ticket and Transfer to Asterix Park: $128
  • Disneyland Private Transfer from/for Orly: $101
  • VIP Private Transfer from/to Orly: $89
  • Disneyland Private Transfer from or to CDG Airport: $93

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nice

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Nice:

  • Transfer Between Nice Airports and the French Riviera: $15
  • Private Transfer between Nice Airport and Nice City: $56
  • Nice Private Airport Transfer to/from Cannes City: $106
  • Nice Airport Private Transfers to/from Monaco: $106
  • From Helicopter Transfer & Lunch in Monaco: $495
  • Nice Airport Private Transfer to/from Nice City: $50
  • Private One–Way Airport Transfer: $52
  • Private Transfer between Nice Airport and Monaco: $118
  • Private One–Way Airport Transfer to Monaco: $123
  • Nice Airport Transfer to Cannes / Monaco: $348


Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Paris, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €0.00 per day, per person.

Entertainment and activities in Nice typically cost an average of €9.45 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Paris 0.00
    Nice 9.45
Typical Entertainment prices in Paris

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Paris are as follows:


  • Louvre Entry for Two
    18
  • Admission to Pantheon
    5.00
  • Catacombs (2)
    23

Tours and Activities in Paris

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Paris are as follows:

  • Fragonard Perfume Museum: Guided Tour with Soap Souvenir: $8.69
  • The Paris of the Revolution: Storming the Bastille Tour: $15
  • 1.5-Hour Shopping Arcades Tour: $15
  • Guided Tour of Napoleon's Tomb and the Army Museum: $18
  • In-Depth Guided Tour of La Seine Musicale: $19
  • Latin Quarter Guided Walking Tour in German: $23
  • Montmartre: Tour in a group: $25
  • Eiffel Tower Pictures & River Cruise: $31
  • Latin Quarter & Ile de la Cite Movie Location Walking Tour: $31
  • Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour: $35

Tours and Activities in Nice

For Nice, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Allianz Stadium & National Sports Museum Tour: $16
  • Nice Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local: $37
  • City Highlights Bike tour: $43
  • Guided Nice City Tour by Electric Rickshaw: $50
  • From Italian Market Tour: $62
  • Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Half-Day Small Group Tour: $76
  • Monaco, Monte Carlo, Èze, Full-Day Private Tour: $81
  • Half-Day Tour of Cannes & Antibes - Billionaire's Splendors: $82
  • Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night: 5-Hour Tour from Nice: $86
  • Monaco by Night 4-Hour Minivan Tour from Nice: $87


Alcohol

The average person spends about €0.00 on alcoholic beverages in Paris per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about €13 on alcoholic beverages in Nice per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Paris 0.00
    Nice 13
Typical Alcohol prices in Paris

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Paris from other travelers:


  • Wine
    14

Sample the Local Flavors in Paris

Also in Paris, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • French Wine Tasting Class with Sommelier: $69
  • Introductory French Cheese and Wine Tasting: $29
  • Heart of Notre-Dame, île de la Cité & Wine Tasting: $160
  • Paris Pub Crawl with Free Club Entry and Free Shots: $18
  • 2.5-Hour Guided Vintage Car Tour and Wine Tasting: $69
  • French Wine Experience with Wine Tasting: $37
  • Parisian Deluxe Wine Tasting Experience: $176
  • New Pub Crawl: $19
  • Wine Tasting with Professional Sommelier: $29
  • Small-Group Cheese and Wine Tasting in Le Marais: $105

Sample the Local Flavors in Nice

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Nice:

  • The Bellet Wine Tasting: $360
  • Half-Day Walking, Food & Wine Tour: $87
  • Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice: $78
  • 1.5-Hour Organic Wine Tasting in Nice: $56
  • Full-Day Wine Tour in Côtes de Provence From Nice: $137
  • Full-Day Wine Tour in Bellet & Saint-Paul de Vence From Nice: $137
  • Provence Wine Tasting Experience: $918
  • Nice Bar Crawl and Clubbing: $25
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting in an awesome apartment in the heart of Nice: $62
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting and Saint Paul de Vence Tour from Nice: $81



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Paris and Nice, we can see that Nice is more expensive. And not only is Paris much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Paris would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Paris and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Nice would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Nice than you might in Paris.

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