Top 13 price differences France vs United States (it’s not the same delirium)

1. Disney World VS Disneyland Paris

To USA : in high season, for two days and access to all the parks, you will have to pay €337 for anyone over 10 years old or €328 for 3-9 year olds.

In France : in the same context (2 days, access to all the parks, in high season), entry will cost €224 for an adult and €206 for a child.

Good after, it must be said that there are 4 parks in Disney World against 2 in Paris: the price changes, but the amplitude of the things to see/do is not the same either!

2. Studies

To USA : concretely, it costs an arm. The price varies from one establishment to another, but is still quite high. On average, you have to pay a minimum of $15 to $20,000 per year for the least expensive establishments, and up to more than $100,000 for the most renowned. Yes, it stings, and most students are forced into debt for decades to be able to continue their studies.

In France : in public schools, you have to pay the CVEC (90 €) and registration fees (170 € for a bachelor’s degree, 243 € for a Master’s and 380 € for a doctorate). And that’s all. On the other hand, some private schools cost much more. For example, a business school will cost between €6,250 and €15,000 per year per student. (Source)

3. The price of the PQ

To USA : on the website of Wegmans (an American supermarket), a pack of 20 rolls of PQ costs $16.6. It tingles.

In France : on the Monoprix website, 24 rolls of Lotus toilet paper (roses, siouplait) cost €9.19. It should also be noted that these prices are already more expensive than usual, thanks to inflation.

Top 15 little French habits that shock the Germans the

4. Apple products

To USA : on Apple’s US site, a 128 GB Alpine green Iphone 13 Pro costs $999. It is already much too expensive, but much less than in France.

In France : for the exact same model, the advertised price is €1159 ($1147). 150 bullets in the teeth, gift. It sucks.

5. Driving license

To USA : it’s ridiculous, even if it fluctuates from state to state. Depending on the territory, the permit will only cost between $10 and $89. Added to this are a few fees, such as driving tests, from $50 to $150. According to U Switch, a UK-based price comparison service, the minimum price for a license in the US is $200.

In France : according to a survey conducted by UFC que Choisir, the average price of a driving license is €1,800. Yes yes. Ouch.

6. Medical care

The infographic below speaks for itself. For so-called “classic” care, the price differences are impressive from one end of the Atlantic to the other. A doctor’s appointment will always cost us €25 (and will be partially reimbursed), while an American will have to pay $120-230. A check at the gynecologist costs us 30 €, against 400 $ in the USA. We can never say it enough, but we are REALLY lucky to have social security!

7. …and a childbirth

To USA : are you sitting? Giving birth in the USA costs… from $14,000 to $40,000. Yes, you (unfortunately) read that correctly.

In France : the cost of a delivery is estimated at 2400 €. Most costs are covered by Social Security and our mutual health insurance. Of course, the bill can be higher if you go through a private clinic and the health professionals consulted take fees, but you still very rarely reach the same level as the American bill!

8. Gasoline

To USA : last June, following global inflation which affects all our economies, the price at the pump broke all records, rising to… the equivalent of €1.25/litre. Yes that’s it. The kind of price on which we all rush in France, and which brings us tears of joy. On September 5, 2022, the price of a liter of Super 95 was €0.998 and that of a liter of diesel was €1.354.

In France : at the moment, the super 95 costs us €1.597/l and diesel €1.746/l.

Top 13 price differences France vs United States its not
Picture credits: Topito

9. The price of real estate rentals

To USA : on average, a one-bedroom apartment will cost $3,350/month in downtown San Francisco, $2,200 in New York or Washington, and $1,500/month in the average city.

In France : Paris is the most expensive city. A T1 in Paris will cost around €1300/month. It’s still cheaper than for an average American city!

10. Bread

To USA : According to “how much does it cost”, 500 g of bread costs almost €3! Yes, it is not given.

In France : we pay almost half as much! For the same ration, the average price here is €1.56.

11. The price of a cappuccino

To USA : the average price is €4.5 a cup. It had better be divinely good at that price!

In France : €2.91. It’s better, but not cheap either.

Top 10 manipulation techniques related to food restaurant tips

12. Fruit

To USA : a kilo of apple will cost €4.8, a kilo of orange €4.1 and €4.4 per kilo of tomatoes. Yes, fruit salad or tomato-mozzarella salad are expensive.

In France : for the same weight of apple, you will have to pay €2.61, €2.51 for oranges and €2.97 for tomatoes.

13. Water bottles

To USA : a large 1.5L bottle of water will be priced at €1.9. Yes, almost two bullets.

In France : the average price is €0.71 for the same quantity. On the other hand, in stations or at festivals, a 50 cl can cost you your PEL. We have no middle ground, we are nuts.

Related Posts