Purchasing power. Why is Toulouse doing rather well compared to other major cities in France?
By Quentin Marais
“Where to live, in France, to have a purchasing power optimal? » A recent study by Parisian allows us to see a little more clearly on this question, which is always crucial for the inhabitants of France. And the elements of response are formal: Toulouse don’t come out so bad!
The newspaper has combined several criteria in order to make this classification: the salary average, the price of the basket of Classes, that of transportation, of real estate, from a place of movie theater, and finally, the rate of property tax. A coefficient was assigned to each parameter to derive an average. There are, in all, 96 municipalities that appears in this ranking. This simply corresponds to the city-prefectures of metropolitan France.
Toulouse occupies a (beautiful) 46th place
And according to this study, Toulouse is located, by little, in the first part of the table. Indeed, the Pink City is ranked 46th, with a score of 11.13. If the leading pack is not very close, with Niort (14.16), Châteauroux (13.56) and Laval (13.21) to occupy the podium, the fourth city of France can boast of being clearly far ahead of other cities in the country.
Indeed, if Nantes is in 20th position, Bordeaux (49th), Lyons (60th), Paris (77th), and Marseilles (86th) comes well behind. Montpellier and Pleasant are even eyeing the very bottom of the rankings, since they are respectively in 90th and 93rd position, with a score reaching barely 9 points.
Here is where the seven cities the most populated in France:
- 20th. Nantes
- 46th. Toulouse
- 60th. Lyons
- 77th. Paris
- 86th. Marseilles
- 90th. Montpellier
- 93rd. Pleasant
Why is Toulouse doing better?
The classification of Parisian is therefore formal: Toulouse is particularly well off compared to other major cities in France. Four of them are confined to the last 20 ranks, while the Pink City is, for its part, in the first half of the table. What explains this result?
For the detailed rankings, Toulouse is in the tough in terms of property prices (79th), cost of food (71st) and transport (75th). But where the Pink City stands out and wins points that substantially increase its average, it is on the average net salary criterion. The fourth city in France is indeed in 8th position in the ranking established by the Parisian.
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