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While Paris is still undoubtably expensive, the recent weakening of the euro against the dollar has resulted in a decline in cost of living, at least on paper. Some statistics rank Paris as the 27th most expensive city in the world, however if you compare Paris to other European cities, Paris is definitely a bargain. Moscow, Geneva, and Zurich are ranked as the most expensive European cities for expats in Europe.

For more details on cost of living comparisons, please refer to http://www.finfacts.ie/costofliving.htm.

So statistics aside, when it comes right down to it, Paris is still an expensive city. Rent is high, as is private education. On the other hand healthcare is socialized and therefore quite inexpensive,…