Travel Budget for Paris

Region Ile-de-France, France

How much does it cost to travel to Paris?

How much money will you need in Paris? €158 ($179) is the average daily price for traveling in Paris. The average price of meals in Paris for one day is €28 ($31). The average price of a hotel in Paris for a couple is €203 ($230). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    158
  • One Week Per person
    1,107
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    2,215
  • One Month Per person
    4,746
  • One Week For a couple
    2,215
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    4,429
  • One Month For a couple
    9,492


How expensive is Paris?

How much does a trip to Paris cost? Is Paris expensive? The average Paris trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Paris prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    102
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    203
  • Food2 Meals for one day
    28
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    1.99
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    16
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    54
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    19
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    148
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    11
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2019
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - Learn more about these numbers.
Flights to Paris

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How much money do I need for Paris?

Typical travel prices in Paris are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Paris. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Paris can vary depending on your specific style of travel.


  • Laundry
    8.50
  • Louve Entry for Two
    18
  • Metro
    6.40
  • Postcards
    4.00
  • Internet Cafe
    4.00
  • Ice Cream
    8.00
  • Breakfast
    7.00
  • 1.5 Water
    2.00
  • Admission to Pantheon
    5.00
  • Train from Airport
    9.00
  • Catacombs (2)
    23
  • Breakfast for 2
    30
  • Metro tickets
    6.80
  • Dinner on River Cruise
    86


Typical tour prices for Paris

How much do tours to Paris cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    15 days
    $ 2100
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    8 days
    $ 1250
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    8 days
    $ 1175
  • Busabout Hop-on-hop-off tours
    13 days
    $ 1330
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    8 days
    $ 1300
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Paris
Paris On a Budget
Paris Paris, France
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."

The city is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe, with over 2 million people living in the central city and more than 12 million in the entire metropolitan area. A large part of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are world famous monuments and landmarks throughout. It's also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with about 45 million tourists every year.

Paris's climate is oceanic and relatively mild. The summer months are warm, with average temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. Spring and fall are mild, but temperatures can be somewhat unpredictable. The winter months can be overcast and cold, but daytime temperatures are usually above freezing. Snow is rare but does happen occasionally.
Sights
While there are no shortage of sights in Paris, do not over organize your visit. The city's atmosphere is something to be experienced. If you find yourself rushing from one attraction to the next, then you will miss what Paris is really about. Make a point of walking between destinations and popping into shops or stores that strike your fancy along the way. The most famous sights in Paris are, of course, the Eiffel Tower, as well as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Catacombs, and the Pantheon. Paris is also a city of gardens and wandering on foot allows you to see the neighborhoods in detail.
Neighborhoods
Paris is divided into 20 districts, or arrondissements. They are numbered 1 through 20 and form a clockwise spiral from the city center. Kilometre Zero is Notre Dame, which is at the very center of the spiral. It's is best to pick up a map before you arrive in town, or get one at one of the tourist information centers around town. They are also available at most hotels.

Activities
As a large, cultural city, there is really no shortage of activities that you can enjoy during your time in Paris. There are almost always shows, concerts and events going on around town. And if you only have 3 days in Paris, other than visiting the landmarks mentioned above, you should spend some time getting to know the city and its events. Some of the most famous events in Paris include Fashion Week, Chinese New Year, the Six Nations Rugby Tournament, the French Tennis Open, La Fete Nationale, Gay Pride, Bastille Day, and Rock en Seine. Finally, here's a great list of things to do if you have 4 days in Paris.

Another popular activity for families is to drive to Disneyland Paris. Here, kids will experience the French version of the American dreamland with plenty of rides, shows, and fun. It's only an hour or so outside of Paris.
Food and Dining
French food is some of the best in the world, and you will find no shortage of options in Paris. If you're on a particularly tight budget, eat a nice meal out at lunch and plan for a picnic dinner. You can enjoy a "business man's" lunch which includes a soup or salad, an entree, and a dessert, all for a reasonable price of around 10 to 15 Euros. It's a great way to sample multiple dishes and try some unique French dishes without blowing your budget. Then you can go to the local market and pick up some fresh fruit or produce as well as French cheese and some wine to enjoy a nice dinner picnic as you watch the city light up at night. If money is less of a concern for you, then enjoy dinner out as well, and make sure you sample some of the more unique and exotic French delicacies that are available at some of the nicer restaurants.

Paris is full of a diverse set of restaurants, with everything from traditional French food to modern cuisine, to streetside cafes. Also, you can find some amazing Vegan restaurants in Paris. The city of light offers something for everyone.

Transportation
The best prices for buses and trains in France can be found on Omio (formerly GoEuro). They let you search across all train, bus, and plane routes throughout Europe.

You can book train tickets to or from Paris connecting to most cities in Europe. Or, you can buy a France Country Pass from Eurail to save money if you plan to make multiple trips around the country, or the rest of Europe.

Paris is served by several international airports: Charles de Gaulle, Orly, and Beauvais-Tille, all of which provide flights to and from destinations all over the world.

Larger bus companies also run from Paris to other major cities around Europe.
Getting Around Paris
Make sure you spend some time walking around Paris. You can cross much of the city in a few hours and the views and diversity of neighborhoods are well worth the effort. If you're hoping to see more sights in a shorter amount of time, then the metro is a good option. It's best to avoid taking the metro for two or less stops though, because you could cover the distance on foot in about the same amount of time.

The metro stations are marked with a large "M" sign. There are 16 lines and trains arrive every few minutes. The metro can get crowded during rush hour, but the train frequency does increase to help accommodate the situation.

It's possible to rent a bike in Paris and this can be a fun way to explore the city. It's best to have at least some biking experience though, because navigating the city can be a little tricky. Paris continues to add amenities for bikers, but the traffic can still be challenging.

If you can't efficiently reach your destination by metro, then the bus is a good alternative. It's a complicated system, but is, in general, tourist friendly. There are electronic displays on each bus that tell you where you are and what stops remain. This can be very helpful if you're unfamiliar with the city.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Paris Metro Passes

By wanderinggurl in Local Transportation
If you're going to be taking the metro a good amount plan ahead and buy your tickets in bulk. It'll save you a few euros in the long run and you want have to worry about buying a pass every time you ride the subway.

Rent a Room in an Apartment

By backpackguru in Accommodation
Accommodation can be expensive in Paris. Many young people rent out rooms in the apartments to travelers at cheaper rates. This will also give you access to a kitchen so you can enjoy cooking your own meals and shopping at the local markets. Check websites like craigslist to see if anybody is advertising a short term rental. Of course, watch out for scams, because they do exist, but generally this actually a very safe and fun option to find affordable rooms

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