1. Disney World VS Disneyland Paris
To united states : In high season, for two days and access to all the parks, you will have to pay €337 for people over 10 years old or €328 for children between 3 and 9 years old.
In France : in the same context (2 days, access to all the parks, in high season), the ticket will cost €224 for an adult and €206 for a child.
Well then, it must be said that there are 4 parks in Disney World against 2 in Paris: the price changes, but the breadth of things to see/do is not the same either!
To united states : Specifically, it costs an arm. The price varies from one establishment to another, but it is still quite high. On average, you have to pay a minimum of $15 to $20,000 per year for the least expensive establishments, and up to more than $100,000 for the most renowned ones. Yes, it hurts, and most students are forced into decades of debt in order to continue their studies.
In France : in public schools you have to pay the CVEC (€90) and the registration fees (€170 for a bachelor’s degree, €243 for a master’s degree and €380 for a doctorate). And that’s it. On the other hand, some private schools cost much more. For example, a business school will cost between €6,250 and €15,000 per year per student. (Font)
3. The price of the PQ
To united states : On the Wegmans (an American supermarket) website, a 20-roll package of PQ costs $16.6. tingles
In France : On the Monoprix website, 24 rolls of Lotus toilet paper (roses, siouplait) cost €9.19. It should also be noted that these prices are already more expensive than usual, thanks to inflation.
4. Apple products
To united states : on Apple’s US site, a 128GB alpine green Iphone 13 Pro costs $999. It’s already too expensive, but much less than in France.
In France : for the exact same model, the advertised price is €1,159 ($1,147). 150 bullets in the teeth, gift. stinks
5. Driving license
To united states : it’s ridiculous, even if it fluctuates from state to state. Depending on the territory, the permit will only cost between $10 and $89. Added to this are some fees, such as driving tests, from $50 to $150. According to U Switch, a UK-based price comparison service, the minimum price for a license in the US is $200.
In France : According to a survey conducted by UFC que Choisir, the average price of a driver’s license is €1,800. Yes Yes. Oh.
6. Medical care
The following infographic speaks for itself. For so-called “classic” care, the price differences are impressive from one end of the Atlantic to the other. A medical appointment will always cost us €25 (and will be partially reimbursed), while an American will have to pay $120-230. A checkup at the gynecologist costs us €30, against $400 in the US. We can never say enough, but we are REALLY lucky to have social security!
7. …and a birth
To united states : you are sitting? Giving birth in the USA costs… from $14,000 to $40,000. Yes, you (unfortunately) read that correctly.
In France : the cost of a delivery is estimated at €2400. Most of the costs are covered by Social Security and our health insurance company. Of course, the bill may be higher if you go through a private clinic and the consulted health professionals charge fees, but it very rarely reaches the same level as the American bill!
To united states : Last June, after the global inflation that affected all our economies, the price at the pump broke all records, rising to… the equivalent of €1.25/litre. If that is. The kind of price that we all rush for in France and that makes us cry with joy. On September 5, 2022, the price of a liter of Super 95 was €0.998 and that of a liter of diesel was €1,354.
In France : at this time, the super 95 costs us €1,597/l and diesel €1,746/l.
9. The price of real estate rentals
To united states : On average, a one-bedroom apartment will cost $3,350/month in downtown San Francisco, $2,200 in New York or Washington, and $1,500/month in the average city.
In France : Paris is the most expensive city. A T1 in Paris will cost you about €1,300/month. It’s still cheaper than for your average American city!
To united states : According to “how much does it cost”, 500 g of bread costs almost €3! Yes, it doesn’t.
In France : We pay almost half! For the same portion, the average price here is €1.56.
11. The price of a cappuccino
To united states : the average price is €4.5 per cup. It had better be divinely good at that price!
In France : €2.91. It’s better, but not cheap either.
To united states : a kilo of apples will cost €4.8, a kilo of oranges €4.1 and a kilo of tomatoes €4.4. Yes, the fruit salad or the tomato and mozzarella salad are expensive.
In France : for the same weight of apple, you will have to pay €2.61, oranges €2.51 and tomatoes €2.97.
13. Water bottles
To united states : a large 1.5l bottle of water will be priced at €1.9. Yes, almost two bullets.
In France : the average price is €0.71 for the same quantity. On the other hand, in stations or at festivals, 50 cl can cost you your PEL. We have no middle ground, we are crazy.
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