LONDON VS PARIS | Differences between London and Paris as an Expat – London Videos



Would you rather live in London or Paris? Today I team up with Jess from Love and London to discuss the differences between Paris and London and which city is better to live in as an expat. So are you #teamlondon or #teamparis ?!

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  1. Salut friends! SO TELL US: Are you #teamlondon or #teamparis ?! Would love to know why!

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  2. England = Drinks whenever or whatever time you feel like it. 😍

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  3. What hit me the most were the typical beautiful old houses in central London. While in Paris it is mainly 7 storey apartments pretty much everywhere, it rarely gets higher, except in some non central arrondissements.

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  4. Thank you for having me Rosie! I’ll have to come to Paris sometime soon 🙂

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  5. I'm French (from Avignon) and I'm #TeamLondonForever!!! I guess that's because I'm an English teacher (in France), I've actually spent a lot of time in London and I absolutely love that city! Plus, as you say very often Rosie, people from Province in France, tend not to like Paris (even if some people do really like going to the capital, I certainly don't belong to that group of people 🙂 ). There's something about the size of London, the multicultural influences in food and clothes, the parks everywhere … that I find inspiring and breathtaking! Sorry Paris…..

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  6. #teamparis, but I thoroughly enjoy both of your channels, so this collab was great for me!

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  7. French woman living in London – really agree with what you both said. It's actually nice to hear a New Yorker say how expensive London is. I always find the stats on cost of living false for London as there is such a huge discrepancy between the average salary for "normal workers" (office jobs to working at Pret-a-Manger) and the bankers (whose salaries are exorbitant and completely skew the average London salary). If you look at cost of living in London with what is a normal salary, it's really high. I work for a multinational corporation on a really good salary and there is no way I can afford living in zone 1 or even zone 2 on my own.

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  8. The literal arrondissement line in Paris is amazing. The quality and price changes drastically outside of that line.
    Great vlog – love the comparisons. Paris wins (just) 😍✌

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  9. Fellow Parisian here. I mostly agreed with everything, but a couple of inaccurate stuff stuck out to me. 1. Paris is notoriously under-bound compared to every other city on Earth. What this means is that only the downtown core is officially considered Paris and therefore many maps or statistics are completely skewed. 2. A lot of expats are obsessed with living within Paris, but most French people are very happy in the suburbs. The "many little villages" idea is very true regarding the suburbs, and coming back the underbounding, are just as close to the centre as London's. 3. I find Paris equally diverse compared to cities like London, Toronto or NYC. Part of the reason why its not so evident is because our downtown has become a sort of "Frenchie Theme Park" for tourists, but I really wouldn't say that it takes much effort at all searching for ethnic food for example.

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  10. #TeamParis but I think London and Paris are hard to compare. I recognized that most Parisians love London. I wonder if Londoners also love Paris that much?

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  11. #teamparisandlondon I am french have lived in the UK for seven years and although I have been back more than 20 years I love both cities

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  12. Interesting note on living in the suburbs – just compare the literal translation of ‘suburbs’ to the French ‘banlieue’, which has the opposite connotations. Banlieue suggests dirty, cheap, rough neighbourhoods compared to ‘suburbs’ which suggests green, quiet, safe, family areas. But they both mean the outskirts of a city!

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  13. I travelled both cities a few times. I definitely chose Paris. Ps: I think Swiss people have most working hours per day.

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  14. And FASHION! Paris tends prefer the risk of looking frumpy than the risk of looking uncoordinated, which generally results in ‘the uniform’ or a plain, mumsy style…sorry France, London wins that one hands down!

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  15. Very interesting video !! I live in the suburb of Paris (91) and i love this city. But last year i went to London for one week during summer and since that, i love this city. I don't know why exactly but i felt so good there. I had some kind of feeling that people is less stressed there. Moreover there is parks everywhere, like if i could breathe more easily there 🙂 But it was maybe the holidays' effect ! 😁

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  16. Meat, drinks and cheese – my 3 favourite food groups!

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  17. It's LONDON ALL THE WAY!!!!!

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  18. It depends on what part, and your socio-economic status. There is the house-share and lodging option in London, which makes living costs more accessible. Leisure and social life can be cheaper in London – lots of free activities, eating out can be cheaper, also cheaper drinks, safer for women on their own too.

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  19. the pub life is so nice…..

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  20. As for the size of the two cities, they're basically the same. The tube in London is the equivalent of the RER in Paris.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_urban_areas_in_the_European_Union

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  21. My circle of Londoners love going to art galleries, museums, concerts, to the theatres, markets, car-boot sales/vintage shops, and we have dozens of wonderful ones in London! I also like going for walks in parks and when the weather’s good picnics in parks.

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  22. I think Paris is a more classy, classic, elegant, city with a lot more beauty whilst London is a more edgy, daring, alternative city with more quirk and charisma. I love both 💖

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  23. London is a very fashionable city but unlike Milan, Paris, and Scandinavian capitals we don’t really have a “defined look” or a uniform, though our creativity is our signature point/USP. We’re eclectic, there are so many different styles here.

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  24. I used to live and work in London for a decade. Moved in Paris last year. I would say Londoners are more friendly than Parisian. Sorry to say but it’s only my opinion or maybe I don’t speak French. That’s how I feel 😌

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  25. Hello! I love both cities but because Paris is beautiful and I like beauty 😉 I belong to the Paris team. I'd like to add too that you live since six years in Paris but still seem to miss the real Parisian basics by thinking like a "Parisian bourgeois" believing that Paris is only the "intra-muros" center, that everything is happening only there, when comparing with London you should compare the urban structure: Paris isn't only the center (that"expats" like you almost only know about Paris), but Paris isn't Paris without its suburbs: 10 millions Parisians are living in the the outskirts and only two millions in the center. Also, even if they always are very nice and kind persons like this one from NYC in this video, maybe would it be good to find other kind of mates in your videos as only Kiwis, US-Americans or Australians to come a bit out of your cultural bubble 🙂 And I don't know how you do that but exactly like in London I find all kinds of cuisine which I wish anywhere in Paris, I don't have to go in a specific part of the city to find Tibetan, Lebanese or Colombian food: I just have to find the right restaurant with the right cuisine I wish and try it.

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  26. Team Paris for me, I find London too sprawling and like the compactness of Paris within the Périph'. But the 'banlieue' includes many pleasant, middle class suburbs as well as the notorious high-rise estates. Re. property, I think expectations of size vs price are much higher in the UK than in France. In Paris, people accept living in studio apartments even if they only have 20 sq m or less. In the UK that is seen as an unliveable amount of space but in London rents are so high people are forced to flat share if they want a proper kitchen and a bathroom with a tub. However, much the same as London, people have to commute to Paris from the Ile de France for work if they want a more spacious, affordable home.

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  27. Team Paris for me. I am in the field of history and in my opinion Paris is much richer on this level. It's a little treasure 🙂

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  28. I think I have to go with Team London. I have so many places I want to visit in England! I can go to visit Paris easily on the Eurostar while living in London.

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  29. Sorry to anyone this offends (Italians, I'm looking at you!), but France and Italy have SO many similarities. I know you like to think you're vastly different from each other, but trust me, you're not. I'm originally from London and living in the north of Italy and many things you've covered here about Paris sound identical.

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  30. I'm a NZer that visits Paris regularly and try to spend a night or
    3 in London, where I feel a great weight lift off me, as I don't speak French.

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  31. En parlant de Brunch, est ce que tu as finalement trouvé l’endroit à Paris avec LE brunch parfait ? 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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  32. So when we visited London we stayed in Islington, which felt very outer ring – Still London, but kind of suburban. How would you consider Islington?

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  33. Ahhhh!!! My faves in one place!

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  34. What is the average cost per person of a dinner out. Not an expensive one, but just in the middle? Here in California, it is about $12 to $15 now with people making $15 an hour to work there. The cost has gone up because of that.

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  35. This was fun to watch. When my husband and I went to London and Ireland on our honeymoon almost 30 years ago, we were afraid to talk out loud on the tube because the people were so quiet. However, when we got to Ireland, it was the exact opposite. As soon as anyone heard us talking they would immediately start talking to us about being from “the States”, and then enter into lengthy conversations with us. We laugh about the difference to this day:)

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