Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Currency +/- Value - France Compared to Europe

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Iceland $ 1.40
Switzerland $ 1.32
Denmark $ 1.14
Finland $ 1.04
Norway $ 1.04
Sweden $ 1.04
Luxembourg $ 0.99
Ireland $ 0.95
Austria $ 0.94
Belgium $ 0.93
France $ 0.91
Netherlands $ 0.90
UK $ 0.89
Germany $ 0.88
Italy $ 0.83
Spain $ 0.74
Slovenia $ 0.68
Cyprus $ 0.68
Portugal $ 0.68
Greece $ 0.68
Malta $ 0.65
Estonia $ 0.62
Czech Rep. $ 0.56
Latvia $ 0.56
Slovak Rep. $ 0.53
Croatia $ 0.53
Lithuania $ 0.52
Hungary $ 0.47
Poland $ 0.46
Romania $ 0.43
Montenegro $ 0.41
Bosnia & H. $ 0.40
Moldova $ 0.40
Turkey $ 0.39
Serbia $ 0.37
Russia $ 0.37
Bulgaria $ 0.37
Macedonia $ 0.36
Albania $ 0.36
Belarus $ 0.30
Ukraine $ 0.28

France: Currency +/- valuation index

This is a cost of living indicator. The figure shows how much how much a bundle of goods and services costing US$1 in the US would cost in other countries (similar to The Economist's Big Mac Index).

To arrive at the figure, the Global Property Guide takes the difference between the IMF's nominal GDP figures, and their purchasing power parity GDP figures for the latest year available.

Note that currency undervaluation (as measured by PPP) is not a good predictor of future currency movements.

These cost of living indicators refer to data collected annually (for date of collection, see Data FAQ )

Source: calculated using figures from the IMF World Economic Outlook Database


France generates excellent house price statistics, produced both by the public and private sector. Quality time-series are published by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) and the Federation Nationale de l'Immobilier (FNAIM). Good data also comes from the Ministere de l'Equipment etc, the Chambre de Notaires de Paris, and the Observatoire National des Marches de l'Immobilier (ONMI). For general economic statistics, consult the Banque de France site.