Paris

Quality of life in Paris

Paris, the most visited city in the world, is a historical, cultural and esthetic gem that has played a major role in European history for centuries. Its overwhelming beauty, architectural wonders and national cuisine call to people from around the world, adding to its exciting and diverse environment. As a global economic center, Paris offers opportunities in a wide range of industries and business markets.

Paris is one of the top ten city matches for 9.0% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
215/265
Details
Large apartment$2200.00
Medium apartment$1700.00
Rent index [score]0.53
Small apartment$1300.00

Cost of Living

4
220/250
Details
5km taxi ride$9.60
A Cappuccino$4.30
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$2.70
Bread$1.00
Inflation [score]0.38
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$68.00
Monthly public transport$83.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$82.14

Startups

10
9/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups84
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.95
Coworking spaces [score]0.80
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co27
Meetups [score]0.90
Meetups groups198
Meetups members192211
Number of investors406
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1518
Number of upcoming meetup events190
Startup climate scene [score]0.80
Startup events192
Startup events [score]0.82
Startups [score]0.95
Total number of startups2823

Venture Capital

9
16/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesLe Camping, Orange Fab France
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.91

Travel Connectivity

10
1/265
Details
Airport hub317
Airport hub [score]1.00
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.96

Commute

5
102/251
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/France/Paris
Traffic handling [score]0.60

Business Freedom

8
146/263
Details
Business freedom78.40
Business freedom [score]0.73
Freedom from corruption69.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.72
Lack of labor restrictions43.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.16
Time to open a business3.50
Time to open a business [score]0.98

Safety

6
191/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.40
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents31
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.93
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

8
53/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.80
Life expectancy (years)82.43
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

7
16/239
Details
Best university in rankingÉcole Normale Supérieure
Best university ranking66
Country mean scores in PISA math test496.35
Country mean scores in PISA reading test505.48
Country mean scores in PISA science test498.97
PISA math ranking (high school)20
PISA ranking19
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.78
PISA reading (high school)14
PISA science (high school)20
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.19
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.08
University quality [score]0.64

Environmental Quality

4
200/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.30
Cleanliness [score]0.37
Drinking water quality [score]0.55
Urban greenery [score]0.52

Economy

4
185/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.93
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.19
GDP per capita$40374.53
GDP per capita [score]0.65

Taxation

3
241/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.20
Income tax level [score]0.33
Profit tax (% of profit)0.63
Time overhead to file company taxes139
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

8
10/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)42.20
Internet access (download) [score]0.71
Internet access (upload) [score]0.97
Upload speed (Mbps)36.85

Leisure & Culture

10
5/264
Details
Art galleries143
Art galleries [score]0.83
Cinemas186
Cinemas [score]0.75
Comedy clubs187
Comedy clubs [score]1.00
Concert venues146
Concerts [score]0.80
Historical sites193
Historical sites [score]1.00
Museums118
Museums [score]0.96
Performing art venues179
Performing arts [score]0.77
Sport venues305
Sports [score]0.74
Zoos29
Zoos [score]0.76

Tolerance

6
208/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.77
LGBT Equality Index84.86
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.26

Outdoors

4
155/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.13
Median peak in meters132.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)32.00
Water access [score]0.76
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Paris are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Paris will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,100$1,500
$1300
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$68
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$30
Monthly public transport$83
Lunch$14
-17%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Paris are below average. For this job type, Paris ranks 144th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Paris.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$39,153
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

31.20
Guns per 100 people
2.83
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Paris in position 201 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Startup Visa

French Tech Ticket
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoYes6 months
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People in Paris

Population of Paris

10,913,500
2,001 /km²
63/264
Density (people per unit of area)
2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Paris

Demographics of France

Median age
41
Elderly people
19%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$40,375
123/262
Unemployment
10%
218/263

Languages

English proficiency score
54
173/228
Common spoken languages
French

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Teleport Users  X  Paris

Teleport users who are      Paris

Work in:

Software Engineer
8.28%
Founder
6.63%
Marketing Manager
5.46%
Web Developer
3.31%
Graphic Designer
3.12%
Product Manager
2.34%
Business Analyst
2.24%
Other
68.62%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

180

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Paris

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On living in Paris

Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is one of the largest agglomerations in Europe, with 2.2 million people living in the dense (105 km²) central city, 7 million people in the Metropole du Grand Paris (814 km²) and almost 12 million people living in the metropolitan area. In the north of the country on the river Seine, Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to some of the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L'Oréal, and Clarins. A large part of the city, including the banks of the Seine, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has the second highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world (after Tokyo, which is much larger) and contains numerous iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Louvre, the Moulin Rouge and the Basilique du Sacré Cœur, making it one of the most popular international tourist destinations in the world, with around 14 million tourists annually.

The city of Paris itself is officially divided into 20 districts called arrondissements, numbered from 1 to 20 in a clockwise spiral from the centre of the city (which is known as Kilomètre Zéro and is located at the front of Notre Dame). Arrondissements are named according to their number. You might, for example, stay in the "5th", which would be written as 5e in French. The 12th and 16th arrondissements include large suburban parks, the Bois de Vincennes, and the Bois de Boulogne respectively.

The very best map you can get for Paris is called "Paris Pratique par Arrondissement" which you can buy for about €5 at any news stand. It makes navigating the city easy. The various tourist information centres and hotels in Paris also provide various city and metro maps for free and which contain all the essential details for a tourist.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

France
11th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

15th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

47th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

8th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

20th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

20th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

13th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

18th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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