Western Europe

Paris

Whether walking down the Champs-Elysees, through the tiny alleys of Montmartre or along the fancy avenues of St Germain, Paris bursts with charm and pride. As the birthplace of haute-couture and home to the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and culinary delights such as macarons, people visiting the capital of France – and as the world's top tourist destination last year there were 23 million of them – have very high expectations, some of which can't always be met (Paris syndrome anyone?).

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
12
Earning level
23
Purchasing power
33
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Facts about Paris

Price Level Index
Paris
91.2
New York
100.0
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1
5
12
77
Earnings Level Index
Paris
68.6
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
7
23
77
Working Time
Paris
0/ 23.1m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
30
77
Purchasing Power Index
Paris
75.1
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
33
77
Did you know…
The most-visited monument in the City of Light is not the famous Eiffel Tower but Notre Dame cathedral.