The true cost of the Emily in Paris lavish lifestyle revealed


The true cost of the Emily in Paris lavish lifestyle revealed


The true cost of the Emily in Paris lavish lifestyle revealed

Emily in Paris season 4 set to return to our screens later this year and it's been a long wait, hasn't it? As we eagerly await the return of our favorite Netflix series and find out what happens next in the Emily, Gabriel, Camille love triangle, we thought we'd take a look at how much it costs to live like Emily in Paris. Grab a strong coffee, this will shock you!

The true cost of the Emily in Paris lavish lifestyle revealed

In the series, we see Emily Cooper living a seemingly glamorous lifestyle – from flaunting her luxury makeup, expensive clothing, regularly dining out, and attending extravagant events for her work as a marketing executive. However, it poses the question of whether this lifestyle is in fact attainable with her occupation.

Experts have analysed Emily’s lifestyle to determine her annual spending compared to her salary, which is estimated to be €45,251 (£39,063.65), and converted the costs from euros to British pounds.

  Rent Utilities Transport Shopping Morning coffee Drinks Eating out TOTAL
EUR €31,908 € 2,285.04 €2,839.20 €73,967.62 €219.60 €1,248 €3,120 €115,587.46
GBP £27,545.09 £1,972.60 £2,450.98 £63,853.73 £189.57 £1,077.36 £2,693.39 £99,782.72

The American expat is apparently a big spender when it comes to her clothes, with this being her most expensive habit. Based on the prices of some of the fabulous clothing that we see her roaming the streets of Paris in, Emily is estimated to spend a total of an overwhelming £63,853.73 annually on clothes and accessories. Valentino, Prada, Christian Louboutin, and Balmain are just a selection of the luxury brands she is be spotted in; although one of her more expensive choices is the Vassilis Zoulias yellow printed jacket that she is seen wearing in the fourth episode of season two, which comes with a price tag of £44,889.83.

Emily pays around £27,545.09 annually for rent, which is a staggering amount considering that leaves her just £11,518.56 left for the whole year to cover other expenses. It’s no surprise that she has to splurge on her apartment though, given that it is in Place de l’Estrapade in the 5th arrondissement, right near the Pantheon – one of Paris’s major attractions.

how much does it cost to live like Emily in Paris


Utilities are another essential yet pricey expense, and Emily’s bill totals to £1,972.60 a year. So, given the price of both rent and utilities, you would imagine that there’s not much more room for spending – but that isn’t so.

Paris is well-known for its wonderful delicacies, and Emily takes full advantage of this by frequently dining out in restaurants around the city. It proves a pricey activity with a total spend around £2,693.39 a year, with the assumption that she does so twice a week, making it her third most expensive habit.

Exploring the nightlife of Paris is another one of Emily’s many hobbies that we see on the show, where she is usually accompanied by Mindy or Camille. However, it’s expected that Emily spends £1,077.36 keeping up with this hobby over an annual period of two cocktails a week.

The marketing executive once revealed to Camille how she got lost using the Metro, which is the cheapest, easiest, and quickest way to travel around Paris. In an attempt to avoid getting lost again, we see Emily use taxis to get around instead - costing her £2,450.98 a year on transport.

Emily in Paris lifestyle costs

Emily Cooper is often seen grabbing a cup of coffee, most likely to keep her going through her hectic schedule. Based on the average price of a regular cappuccino in the city, Emily racks up an annual bill of £189.57 on her morning coffee, assuming that she indulges once daily for five days a week.

In total, Emily spends £99,782.72 a year to maintain her lavish lifestyle, which is precisely £60,719.07 over her annual income.

A spokesperson from New Casinos has commented on the findings: “When it comes to our favourite fiction TV shows, we sometimes have to remind ourselves that it isn’t a reality. Emily in Paris is a show in which extravagance is at the core but it’s interesting to see just how unrealistic the luxurious living of Emily is. The findings are a friendly reminder that her lifestyle isn’t exactly one to admire, given that her salary doesn’t cover half of her spending.”


The Emily in Paris Lifestyle Costs Breakdown:

Utilities per month €190.42
Annual cost € 2,285.04
Monthly rent for 900sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area € 2,659
annual cost € 31,908
Taxi on a normal tariff 1km € 1.82
Taxi from Emily's apartment to work then back (6km) € 10.92
Annual cost based on 5 days a week € 2,839.20
Cappuccino (regular) € 3.66
Annual cost based on 5 times a week € 219.60
Meal for 2 people at a mid-range restaurant, 3 course € 60
Annual cost for 1 person based on 2 times a week € 3,120
Cocktail price in a downtown club € 12
Annual cost based on 2 times a week € 1,248
Clothing Price in €
Isabel Marant dress 1526,81
Valentino sunglasses 269.68
Dolce & Gabbana dress 1685.76
Christian Louboutin tote bag 1685.76
Terry Dehavilland disco heels 318.29
Magali Pascal dress 450.72
Self-Portrait orange dress 380.50
Hermes bomber jacket 1637.59
Rotate Birger Christensen dress 582.79
Rianna + Nina kimono 1800.00
Vassilis Zoulias jacket 52000.00
Anouki heart dress 685.00
Vassilis Zoulias dress 850.00
Barrie blazer 2456.39
Balmain tweed skirt 1729.11
Mark Cross bag 2880.24
Self-Portrait mini dress 366.05
Valentino belt 630.95
Prada bag 2880.24
Maje knitted vest 216.74
Giambattista Valli x H&M gown 461.81
TOTAL € 73,967.62


So what do you think? Is it worth the cost of is it a financial faux pas?