The cost of recreation and prices in Paris in 2018

Posted by:Aleksandr Belov Posted on:Jan 9,2018

Paris is one of the top three most visited cities in the world. The capital of France is one of the most expensive cities in Europe for tourists. How much money to take in Paris (France) in 2018? To rest in this expensive city you need to prepare in advance and correctly calculate the budget.

Below are the current prices in Paris in 2018:

  1. Hotels of different levels for a double room for 2 people, including hostels.

  2. Prices for food in restaurants and cafes (average bill per person). Including a menu with prices for soups. salads, hot dishes, desserts, drinks and alcohol.

  3. Transport prices in 2018 in Paris: taxis, public transport, metro, trains, car and bicycle rental.

  4. Entrance tickets to museums and prices for entertainment in Paris: Orsay Museum, Louvre Museum, Centre Pompidou, Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, Palace of Versailles, Catacombs of Paris etc.

№ 1. Prices for hotels and hostels in Paris in 2018


Hotel ratingDouble room for 1 night (EUR)
1 star25.00-85.00 €
2 star50.00-150.00 €
3 star70.00-250.00 €
4 star85.00-350.00 €
5 star180.00-560.00 €


Hostels in ParisOne night for one bed
Price range18.00-50.00 €

№ 2. Prices in Paris for food in cafes and restaurants in 2018

Average bill for 1 person: cafe, restaurants, cafe of fast food

List of catering establishmentsAverage bill for 1 person
Inexpensive cafe. Lunch or dinner10.00-16.00 €
A restaurant. Lunch or dinner25.00-30.00 €
Fast Food Cafe (McDonalds and others)8.00-10.00 €

Menu in an inexpensive cafe

Menu in an inexpensive cafe. List of dishesEUR
Chicken wings with French fries8.00 €
Two cutlets with garnish (pasta, potatoes, etc.)14.00 €
Grilled pork or beef with garnish20.00 €
A large portion of shrimp25.00 €
Business lunch (hot dish, salad, dessert and drink)15.00-20.00 €
Pizza7.00-15.00 €
Price range5.00-12.00 €
Price range4.50-13.00 €
Sandwiches and desserts
3 small croissants1.50-2.50 €
Piece of pie
3.50-4.00 €
Pies (1 piece)2.00-4.00 €
Pancakes (2 pieces)2.00-3.00 €
Sandwich with cheese3.00 €
Ice-cream 2.00-4.00 €
Milk shake4.00-6.00 €
Sangria wine for 1 glass3.00-5.00 €
Cappuccino 2.50-3.00 €
Coke, Pepsi or Sprite (0.33 liter bottle)2.30 €
Water (0.33 liter bottle)1.50 €
Imported Beer (0.33 liter)3.50-5.00 €
Domestic Beer (0.33 liter)3.00-4.00 €

№ 3. Prices for transport in Paris in 2018

Types of transportPrice in euros
Taxi for 1 km (average cost)1.80-2.00 €
Boarding A Taxi4.00-4.50 €
From Orly airport to city center25.00-30.00 €
From CDG airport (Aeroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle) to city center45.00-60.00 €
Public transport
10 tickets for public transport T + (Carnet) for adults14.00 €
10 tickets for public transport T + (Carnet) for children10.00 €
One-way ticket2.00 €
Train from CDG airport to city center10.00-12.00 €
Train from Orly airport to city center11.00-12.00 €
Car rent
Rent for 1 day (FW Golf, Reno Megane, Kia Picanto)25.00-40.00 €
Rent a bicycle
30-60 min 1.00-2.00 €
1 liter1.28 €

№ 4. Prices for entertainment in Paris in 2018: palaces, museums, observation platforms

List of EntertainmentPrice in euros for 1 person
Paris Museum Pass (Free entrance to 50 museums of Paris without a queue)

For 2 days48.00 €
For 4 days64.00 €
For 6 days72.00 €
Museums, cathedrals, observation platforms
Orsay Museum9.00-12.00 € (child and adult)
Louvre Museum15.00 €
L’hôtel national des Invalides10.00 €
Centre Pompidou 10.00-14.00 € (child and adult)
Catacombs of Paris5.00-11.00 € (child and adult)
Eiffel Tower (the highest level)28.00 € (adult)
Disneyland (2 parks in one day)91.00-100.00 € (child and adult)
Ferris wheel (Champs Elysees)12.00 €
Palace of Versailles18.00 €
Paris City Hop-on Hop-off Tour (Bus excursion with an overview of the main attractions of Paris)17.00-33.00 € (child and adult)
Two-hour excursions around Paris15.00-30.00 €
Half day excursions40.00 €
Full day excursions80.00 €


Aleksandr Belov

Author and editor of the blog

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