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Question Requesting help with Salaries and Cost of Living - Toulouse, France

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I am trying to review a job offer in Toulouse, but am finding it difficult to locate links on salaries and cost of living. It would be really helpful if you can help me understand how taxes are calculated and what salary range I should be looking for to have a comfortable living in Toulouse. Any help is highly appreciated. Thank you.

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Just to add in a few details:
1. I shall be living alone.
2. Looking to rent a studio preferably close to city or bikeable distance.

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Hello Expats,

I am trying to review a job offer in Toulouse, but am finding it difficult to locate links on salaries and cost of living.
Here are a couple of websites that may help with your question about cost of living. The first is Numbeo that compares costs across the country. This will take you directly to the information about Toulouse https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Toulouse

For housing, the Meilleurs Agents site shows costs for renting or buying and even shows you on a map where the highest and lowest rents/prices are located. We live an hour east of Toulouse in Carcassonne and find the information here accurate and up-to-date. For Toulouse https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Toulouse

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Here are a couple of websites that may help with your question about cost of living. The first is Numbeo that compares costs across the country. This will take you directly to the information about Toulouse https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Toulouse

For housing, the Meilleurs Agents site shows costs for renting or buying and even shows you on a map where the highest and lowest rents/prices are located. We live an hour east of Toulouse in Carcassonne and find the information here accurate and up-to-date. For Toulouse https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Toulouse

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Thank you @Traveler12B. Will check for sure. Really appreciate your help.

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Taxes in France can sometimes seem like "death by a thousand cuts." There are taxes, there are "cotisations" (social insurances) and there are things like VAT and other assessments that are "hidden" in your day to day life.

You can take a look at the French Fisc's English language publication: https://www.impots.gouv.fr/portail/f...tax_system.pdf
but be aware that there are changes to the income tax system scheduled to kick in this year and next.
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Taxes in France can sometimes seem like "death by a thousand cuts." There are taxes, there are "cotisations" (social insurances) and there are things like VAT and other assessments that are "hidden" in your day to day life.

You can take a look at the French Fisc's English language publication: https://www.impots.gouv.fr/portail/f...tax_system.pdf
but be aware that there are changes to the income tax system scheduled to kick in this year and next.
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Thanks Bev. Will do my best to dive in and understand.

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Don't get too tied down in trying to understand the details of the Fisc publication (plus there is way more detail there than you need). Wikipedia has a pretty decent article about French Taxation that discusses some of the changes on the horizon for income and other taxes.
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Don't get too tied down in trying to understand the details of the Fisc publication (plus there is way more detail there than you need). Wikipedia has a pretty decent article about French Taxation that discusses some of the changes on the horizon for income and other taxes.
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Bev, also what would you say is a decent salary pr tax for one person to live comfortably? I understand rentals are around 500-600 euros incl all utilities. Your insights are highly regarded. Thank you.

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It might be easier to go at it the other way around. Generally speaking, the way they assess creditworthiness here, you'll be limited to about 30 to 35% of your income for rent. Not sure where you're getting your rental figures from, but I'm not sure that rentals at that level are going to include "all" utilities. (Plus, in France you often need utility bills in your own name to "prove" your residence.)

And, Toulouse is going to be a bit different from where I am (in the Paris area) as far as costs are concerned. Figure that the SMIC (French version of "minimum wage") is just a tad under 1500€ per month. Generally speaking, if your employer-to-be is going to get you an appropriate work visa, they have to be paying you quite a bit more than that in order to get work authorization to hire a foreigner.
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