Removals to Paris. How to move to Paris?
What to know about living in Paris
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The cost of moving to Paris. International removals to Paris by Eurosender
The cost of moving to Paris depends on the shipment size and its urgency. Eurosender offers multiple removal services to Paris:
Visa regulations when moving to Paris
For EU and EEA citizens moving to Paris, there are no visa requirements to live and work in France.
If you are immigrating to Paris from outside the EU or EEA countries, you need to apply for a visa or residence permit. There are short-stay and long-stay types of visa for France.
You should apply for a long-stay visa when moving to Paris:
- To enroll in studies in a French educational institution.
- To get a paid job in France.
- To join family members already living in French territory (family reunion).
- To settle permanently in the French territory.
Property in Paris. The cost to rent an apartment in Paris
In case you are relocating to Paris and want to settle down there permanently, buying a property in Paris might be a good option. The average price for 1 square meter ranges between €9,000-€12,000.
A majority of immigrant workers and students prefer long-term rentals in Paris. On average, you will have to pay €650 – €1,200 per month for a 1-bedroom apartment or studio. If you are relocating with family, a 3-bedroom apartment in Paris will cost around €1,700-€2,600 per month. The costs to rent an apartment in Paris vary depending on the arrondissement you are planning to reside in.
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LIVING IN PARIS
The cost of living in Paris
Paris is one of the most expensive cities to live in Europe. While the food prices are not very high, accommodation costs and utility bills might be costly. The average living cost in Paris for an international student is €1000 per month.
The costs of living also depend on the district where you reside. There are 20 ‘zones’ in Paris, so the renting costs and food prices vary accordingly to the arrondissements. Some expats, who migrate to Paris, chose to move furniture and other households there and save money on arrival.
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The job market in Paris. Job vacancies in Paris for foreigners
Paris is the economic centre of France where the head offices of national and international companies are located. When moving to Paris to work, you need to learn French. Even those who are hired for English-speaking jobs need to realise that internal communication will be in French. Currently, the majority of job vacancies in Paris are in the IT-sphere, sales, marketing, and hospitality industry. The average monthly salary in Paris is €2,200.
Schools and education in Paris
The education in Paris and other French cities is free of charge for both citizens and legal residents. All children residing in France should obligatorily attend school starting from the age of 6. If you are moving to Paris with children, then public schools in Paris with additional extracurricular language courses would be the right choice. On the other hand, you may prefer a private school in Paris, which can offer bilingual education based on the French, British or American curricula.
Age: 3 – 5
Age: 6 – 10
Healthcare in Paris: should I get a private insurance?
Expats living in Paris will find a comprehensive network of public and private healthcare facilities available. While the public social security system covers about 75% of healthcare expenses, most expats opt for acquiring private health insurance. Expats are free to choose their doctor in Paris. If you are not comfortable with speaking French, you can choose English speaking hospitals, like the American Hospital of Paris and Hertford British Hospital.
Driving in Paris. Should I get a French driving licence?
You must have a valid driving licence issued in an EU or EEA country to drive in Paris or other french cities. If you hold a non-European licence, you can drive in the country for up to one year with an International Driving Permit or your local driving licence translated into French.
There are basic things you need to know about driving in Paris:
- You need to carry driver licence, passport, and insurance documents with you while driving in France.
- The traffic can be terrific during the rush hours.
- There is a lack of parking lots in the city centre.
- Sometimes it is better to use the public transportation system of Paris, which includes metro, suburban trains, buses, trams, and taxis.
Advantages and disadvantages of living in Paris
We have gathered some more advantages and disadvantages of living in Paris:
- Paris has always been the centre of culture and creativity. There are lots of museums and architectural landmarks in the city.
- The offices of many international companies are located in Paris. The tourism industry also grants many workplaces to both residents and expats.
- The cost of living in Paris is rather high compared to other European capitals.
- Even though Paris has become home for many immigrants and English is widely spoken there, you will have to learn French in case you are moving to Paris for the long term. French is not an easy-to-learn language, so it might take some time to gain proficiency in it.
- From April to October, the city becomes overcrowded and even a bit polluted.
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The most popular countries from where people relocate to Paris
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