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Cost of eating in France

tawnylyra | Apr 11, 2008 12:56 PM

Hi, I’m new to these boards, I’ve recently been doing some online research that brought me here so I thought I’d post my question and see if anyone had any ideas or answers.

This coming September/October 2008 I’ll be spending a few weeks in France (Paris and Versailles are the only two places I’ve definitely decided to visit, I’m still planning the rest of my itinerary) and I was wondering how much money I should plan on spending a day for food? I may eat out somewhere moderately nice once or twice, but besides that I’m not planning on eating out often, and hope to save money by doing so.

How much is “average” food there? Just so I can get an idea. Today here at home (in Washington, USA) for lunch I’m eating a sandwich I made at home and drinking a Pepsi, yesterday I had a cup of noodles and water, the day before that a 1 serving instant Mac and Cheese bowl (and a Pepsi), etc. I’m not generally an upscale kind of eater if you get my drift, and I don't drink coffee. For breakfast a piece of toast or a small bowl of cereal or oatmeal works for me just fine.

So what – on average – should I expect to spend a day, for a small breakfast, medium lunch, and a decent sized dinner, with maybe one or two snacks (apple, granola bar) inbetween? You can tell me in Euros or US dollars, and ANY and all information would be very helpful and greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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