How Much Does It Cost to Live In Nice?
Fewer people know that Nice is not only popular for the azure coast but for achievements in science and technology.
The weather in Nice is the best in spring and the first month of autumn.
The Mediterranean air attracts people like a magnet.
Although the summers are rather short here and the winters are long and humid, people from all the world are striving to reach this unique and original city.Cost of Living Index:
France : Cost of Living by CityCost of Living in France
Inexpensive meal in a restaurant in Nice means the price for it is lower than $15.
The three-course meal for a party of two in a mid-range restaurant runs anywhere between $39.79 and $68.21.
If you want a cup of cappuccino at the beach, take it for $2.77.
Imported beer is a bit more expensive, or $4.55 for a 0.33-liter bottle.
Some products at the markets that cost lower than two dollars are potato, onion, lettuce, rice, bread, water, and milk.
The most expensive items are beef round ($15.54), local cheese ($15.16 per kilo), chicken breasts, and cigarettes.
What is really pleasant to know is the price for local wines.
It costs as much as $5.68 per bottle of mid-range drink.
Nice citizens spend really little money on transportation.
This is probably connected with low prices and lots of private cars.
Students, retired people, and families with low income have a 50% discount for tickets and monthly passes.
The widely used means of public transport are buses and trams.
The Internet connection in Nice is not so expensive, only $28.12 per month, unlike the mobile phone connection where a minute of speaking will cost you $0.24.
In a fully furnished home, using all the appliances and comforts results in a monthly bill of $112.44 for water, heating, cooling, garbage, and electricity in an 85 sqm apartment.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Biking, climbing, horse riding, tennis, and yachting are just a few activities that you can notice in Nice.
The city offers both indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.
There are family theme parks and sports clubs, hiking and biking routes, walking tours, wakeboarding, and waterskiing and a lot more.
CLOTHING & SHOES
Nice is the right place to be when you are in search of great stylish clothes, shoes, swimsuit, and accessories.
Your favorite chain stores are also here giving you the chance to feel like home when shopping.
There are large stores and small shops all waiting for you to choose your best outfit.
Many of them are open on Sundays too.
RENT PER MONTH
Many cities in France do not offer furnished apartments.
This helps people to save money and choose the cheapest apartments having the chance to decorate them in any way they like.
Nice offers lots of furnished apartments from $690 per one bedroom outside the center to $1,629 for a three-bedroom apartment in the downtown.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Nice*Note: All prices are indicated in USD.
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$14.78|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$5.68|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$1.56||Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$1.02|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$1.44|
|Eggs (12)||$3.12||Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$1.71|
|Gasoline||$1.56||Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$112.44|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$0.24|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$28.12||Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$48.99|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$14.21|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$11.37||Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$99.47|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$33.35|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$86.40||Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$871.73|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$690.95|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$1629.48|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Nice?
The two largest items of expenditure here in Nice are markets and rent per month.
According to the statistics, people spend relevantly 33.8% and 26.1% for these.
The lowest percentage of money is spent on clothing and shoes.
France in general, and Nice, in particular, are expensive, but people know how to plan their budget and save money to live a decent life.
On average, as much as $40-$50 a day is enough to pay for transportation and eat in Nice.
The secret of the smallest sums of money spent on clothes and shoes in France are in the mentality of these people.
As well as in the rest of the country, people are accustomed to wearing comfortable and unpretentious clothes.
Also, the average person in Nice is economical and pays only 6.3% of the income for utilities.
Average Costs Breakdown
Nice: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
The national minimum wage in France has been fixed at the level of $1,741.80 per employee per month.
Therefore, the average monthly net salary after tax does not go anywhere below this figure and makes at least $2,202.64.
Some people choose to live in a rented apartment which costs half the salary or even more, and the others contact local brokers’ to get a housing mortgage loan.
The yearly interest rate is 2.00% providing that the mortgage is taken for twenty years.
The highest paying jobs in Nice are software engineers and developers, managers of logistics and shipment, lawyers, financial advisors, brokers, and airplane pilots.
What About Travel Safety in Nice?
Nice Safety Overview
READ THE FULL REPORT: Nice Safety ReviewSafety Index:
- OVERALL RISK : LOW
- TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
- PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
- NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
- MUGGING RISK : LOW
- TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
- SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
- WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Cost of Living by City in Nice
|City||Cost of Living Index|