The Best of Budget-Friendly Paris
How much is a “cheap meal” in Paris?
At a sit-down restaurant in Paris, the most inexpensive meal you can expect is around 7-10€ per person for lunch, or 10-15€ for dinner.
If you’re up for a quick bite from a street food spot (including bakeries, falafel shops, or kebabs), plan on paying 5-7€.
Willing to spend a little more for a meal? Taste test one of these mid-priced restaurants in Paris instead.
What’s the typical cost for a cheap drink in Paris?
The cheapest pints in Paris cost 3.50-5€ and can only be found during happy hours (generally 5-7pm) in student-friendly bars in the Latin Quarter as well as on the Rue des Lombards in the center of Paris.
Outside of these heures heureuses, you’ll find plenty of pubs and cafés serving pints for 5-8€.
If mixed drinks are more your speed, you can expect to spend between 8€ and 12€ for a cocktail.
Budget-friendly bars in Paris charge 3.50-6€ for a glass of wine.
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