The cost of living in Paris is well above average and with the Consumer Price Index at 111.93, excluding rent, most commodities are expensive. To rent a 3 bedroom apartment in the city, for example, expect to pay upwards of $2,840. Even outside the city center the cost is $2,460. A monthly pass for public transport is about $80 so commuting is an alternative but still costly. The price of basic food items at the supermarket is between $3 to $4 each. Utilities are slightly more than $200 a month.