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La Rochelle, France

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Your New Life In La Rochelle, France

The Cost Of Living In La Rochelle, France

Apartment Or House Ownership Budget (For A Couple)

 
Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Mortgage HOA fees are not typical in apartments in Paris.
HOA Fees €83 to €208 Annual charges range from about €900 to €2,500 euros for an apartment.
Property Taxes
Transportation €31 Unlimited bus use for the month is €29.16; add another €1.60 euros per month for unlimited bike usage.
Gas
Electricity €90 Including reasonable air conditioning use.
Water
Cell Phone €15 With Free Mobile; unlimited calls and texts, 5G, no roaming charges in Europe.
Internet €23 to €35 Fiberoptic cable, 140 channels, Ultra HD4K. Also comes with home phone line.
Cable TV Included in internet fee.
Household Help €120 to €216 For two hours per week; €15 per hour paying cash, €27 per hour paying through a professional service.
Entertainment €690 Monthly cost for eating out twice a week: €560 (€70 per meal for two).
Monthly cost for drinks twice a week: €96 (€6 for glass of wine).
Movie theatre trip twice a month: €34 (€8.50 per ticket).
Groceries €500 Basic items for a couple; meat from butcher, seafood fresh from the fishmonger, and local produce.
Gym Membership €42.50
Medical Appointment €25 Consultation with general practitioner.
TOTAL €1,619.50 to €1,852.50

Apartment Or House Rental Budget (For A Couple)

 
Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent €1,500 In the center of town or nearby; for a one- or two-bedroom apartment of at least 75 square meters.
Transportation €31 Unlimited bus use for the month is €29.16; add another €1.60 euros per month for unlimited bike usage.
Gas
Electricity €90 Including reasonable air conditioning use.
Water
Cell Phone €15 With Free Mobile; unlimited calls and texts, 5G, no roaming charges in Europe.
Internet €23 to €35 Fiberoptic cable, 140 channels, Ultra HD4K. Also comes with home phone line.
Cable TV Included in internet fee.
Household Help €120 to €216 For two hours per week; €15 per hour paying cash, €27 per hour paying through a professional service.
Entertainment €690 Monthly cost for eating out twice a week: €560 (€70 per meal for two).
Monthly cost for drinks twice a week: €96 (€6 for glass of wine).
Movie theatre trip twice a month: €34 (€8.50 per ticket).
Groceries €500 Basic items for a couple; meat from butcher, seafood fresh from the fishmonger, and local produce.
Gym Membership €42.50
Medical Appointment €25 Consultation with general practitioner.
TOTAL €3,036.50 to €3,144.50

Penny-Pincher’s Budget (Bare Minimum Costs, For A Couple)

 
Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent €500 For a studio or one-bedroom apartment of 25 square meters or less.
Transportation €20 This would require mostly walking and biking, with sparing use of buses. For unlimited biking, you pay only 1.60 euros a month; you can get a bundle of 10 bus tickets for 11 euros (no expiration).
Gas Gas for your car.
Electricity €75 Lower costs due to smaller space.
Water
Cell Phone €15 With Free Mobile; unlimited calls and texts, 5G, no roaming charges in Europe.
Internet
Cable TV
Entertainment €498 Monthly cost for eating out twice a week: €400 (€50 per meal for two).
Monthly cost for drinks twice a week: €64 (€4 per drink during happy hour).
Movie theatre trip twice a month: €34 (€8.50 per ticket).
Groceries €300 Buying at local markets and in bulk when possible.
TOTAL €1,408

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