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How Much Rent Can You Afford in Paris France


One bedroom, two bedrooms,
how much does it cost in Paris, and can you afford it? In this video, I’ll show you exactly
how to calculate your rental budget for Paris, and what prices you can expect from the rental
Paris market. I’m Camelia Pierre from Happy Place Paris, relocation specialist, and home
hunter in Paris. For the best home renting, and buying advice in Paris, subscribe to my
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When you start your home hunting most agencies will ask you for your budget,
but how do you come up with this figure? From the top of your head? Comme ça or
after long hours of tedious calculations? Let’s see now how it works in France so that
you can target apartments in your price range, and avoid disappointments. Step one, in France,
you don’t define your rental budget, your resources do it for you. What does that mean? In France, the general rule is that your net monthly revenues must cover
at least three times your rent plus charges. How do you get your net monthly income? Your
net monthly income is basically your gross annual income minus 23% in the private sector
divided by 12. If you have a French contract already look up in the contract the annual
gross income. Let’s say your annual gross income is 60, 000 euros, your monthly gross
income will be 5, 000 euros, and your net monthly income will be 3, 850 euros.
What it means is that with a net revenue of 3, 850 euros per month you
can rent up to 1, 280 euros rent plus charges every month. Does this makes sense to you
now? Write yes in the comments if you’re all good. Step two is looking at other expenses.
Your revenues should cover rent plus charges, but what are charges exactly? I’m often asked.
Charges include everything that’s provided by the building, like cold water, heating
sometimes, maintenance of the common parts, outside spaces, elevator and taxes.
What’s included in the charges varies according to the private installation
of the home. You can get your hot water, and heating from gas, or electricity, and not
from the building. My tip is always to ask what charges include, but on top of charges
you’ll have other expenses. Utilities, electricity, gas, intranet, home insurance. It’s mandatory
in France, and you have to renew it every year. Also, you have the occupiers tax, the
taxe d’habitation. You have to pay it every year as well.
Step three, educate yourself on Paris rental prices. Paris is an expensive
city. Some Paris arrondissements are cheaper than others, and the further you go from Paris
into the suburbs, the cheaper the rent. The surprising thing is that the smaller the apartment
the more expensive if you look at the square meters. Let’s look at some examples now. For
a small studio, expect to pay in Paris around 850 euros with charges. This means your net
income will have to be a minimum of 2, 550 euros.
Camelia Pierre: Maybe you have a family, and wanted two bedroom apartment. What you’re
going to expect to pay here is about 1, 900 euros with charges per month. This means you’ll
have net revenues of 5, 700 euros per month. Of course, prices vary according to location,
size, condition, and features of the home. Your in-laws visit regularly, and you don’t
want to see them in the living room couch? You need three bedrooms. For three bedrooms
you can expect around 2, 500 euros per month with charges. For this rent, you’ll have to
provide a monthly income of 7, 500 euros. Again, these prices vary,
and these are examples to give you a general idea. Is that the kind of price range you
are expecting from Paris? Is it expensive? Is it the same? Write it down in the comments
below. Now you know what you can expect in terms of prices within your budget in Paris.
Need more details on rental prices in Paris and suburbs? Grab my free guide below this
video. If you liked this video, please let me know by liking it below, subscribe and
share it with your expert friends. Thank you for watching, and à bientôt !

15 Comments

Happy Place Paris

Oct 10, 2019, 9:27 am Reply

Thanks for watching ! Did you figure out how much rent you can afford in Paris France ?

Jennifer Brick

Oct 10, 2019, 8:25 pm Reply

This is helpful. Me and my family want to live in Paris for a summer in a few years. I know we won't have to sign a lease, but it's very informative to know affordability.

Coach Barb

Oct 10, 2019, 12:59 am Reply

So helpful you never know when I’ll need this info! TY 👍🏻

Elizabeth Sampson

Oct 10, 2019, 1:09 am Reply

So helpful thank you!

YJP Studio

Oct 10, 2019, 2:10 am Reply

WOW!!!!!and also thanks for the explanation with numbers

Heather Evans Coaching

Oct 10, 2019, 3:10 am Reply

YES! So helpful!

Clearz Stories

Oct 10, 2019, 9:30 am Reply

I had no idea, from hearing people told me about how expensive it could be. This gives better insight. Very much like

Kimberly Cato

Oct 10, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

I had no idea that it was SO expensive to rent in Paris but it really doesn't surprise me. Thanks for breaking this down so well.

Paigon Davis

Oct 10, 2019, 4:48 pm Reply

Yes, I loved how you broke down the expenses!

Richey Property Management

Oct 10, 2019, 7:49 pm Reply

Nice video Camelia. Paris is my most favorite city in the world so this was great and in the near future we plan to rent a place in Paris so this was a nice breakdown of how rent and affordability. I live in Washington DC and it's also quite expensive. Would love to connect with you too!

Trevor Jones

Oct 10, 2019, 5:41 am Reply

Wow Thanks so much for the great info!

Cindy-lou Schmidt, Broker, REALTOR® – RE/MAX – Serving Waterloo Region and surrounding area

Oct 10, 2019, 12:58 pm Reply

This is so great. I'd love to rent in Paris on day! and I now know who to call! By the way, you're beautiful!

Common Sense Mamita

Oct 10, 2019, 4:45 pm Reply

Ooh la la. Love this video. So informative. Thank you.

Almost Parisienne

Oct 10, 2019, 5:35 pm Reply

Very informative and well explained! We wish we knew all this before moving here 😉

Fertility Mom

Oct 10, 2019, 3:25 pm Reply

Love this!

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