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Cost guide to Paris

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Want to know how much a cup of coffee or a dinner for two will cost in Paris? Read our cost guide to your average holiday buys and be prepared for your travels.


Want to get an overview of how expensive a break in Paris would be? Check out our average cost infographic and find out how much your morning latte will set you back and how much you'd have to splash out on a cocktail. Get to know Parisian cultural etiquette and tipping rules and our top 10 must-try foods, from the classic steak frites to colourful macarons.


Cup of coffee = €2
Soft drink = €3.50
Glass of wine (house) = €5
Cocktail = €30
Neighbourhood meal for two (no alcohol) = €50
Ice cream (one scoop) = €3

How much to tip in Paris

The service charge is usually included in the price of the bill (‘service compris’) but most diners will round up the total amount by around ten per cent to show appreciation for the meal. If you don’t leave any tip, it gives the message that you didn’t enjoy it. It's generally best to leave coins in the tray used to serve the bill.

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Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice for the country they are travelling to.

These prices are accurate as of March 2018. If you think any of this information is out of date please email us at

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