Category Archives: Your Money

How to manage your money when you arrive in France

Moving towards a Cheaper Euro

If you’re planning a trip to Paris, there are 3 things that could soon make the Euro cheaper – It’s common sense that you want the highest euro total possible. After all, the more euros you have in your pocket, the more … Continue reading

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Eating Gourmet that’s Good for your Wallet

French fine dining at its best: Le Cinq – photo from Juwad Hussain @ http://luzurywallpapers.blogspot.com I’d like to experience gourmet dining with white tablecloth service, but finding it tricky to balance the budget… What are my options? Well, you can certainly … Continue reading

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Reason It’s a Good Time to Go to Paris

Ah, Paris! A city steeped in so much culture & beauty, it’s not as though you really need an excuse to go. Yet, if for whatever reason, the prospect of La Tour Eiffel or the Notre-Dame de Paris is not … Continue reading

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Renter vs Owner – What to expect

Agency fees in Paris run upwards of 20% of the monthly rent. Many agencies will inflate the rental prices to build in their agency fee. They may also require an extra check-in fee. ParisExpat.com ‘s rental prices are transparent & … Continue reading

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Paris Food Prices

Coffee is one of the first things associated with French café culture. It is still possible to find a typical French café: un express or un café expresso (espresso) for €1,50 ~ $1.90* in less touristy quartiers, but most start around … Continue reading

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French banking

French Banking with a Smile  After more than ten years of banking in France, we have observed that the amount of funds one has in a particular bank does not necessarily reflect the quality or consistency of service. Our clients … Continue reading

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Your $$$ and Utilities

We complain about the price of fuel in North America, but the Europeans pay much more for their smaller living spaces! EDF -Électricité de France- is government-owned & the only electricity company in France. Over 70% of France’s energy usage is nuclear. … Continue reading

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