Irvine Rents Nearly Double Those in Paris, So Let's Compare the Cities

The average monthly rent in Irvine is nearly twice what it is in Paris, according to a recent study.

RENTCafé found Paris’ average monthly rent is equivalent to $1,156, compared to $2,225 a month in Irvine.

Keep in mind the average apartment size in the French capital is no more than 334 square feet, while it is 916 square feet in Irvine. 

Still, the study got us thinking how much the two cities have in common. For instance:

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Paris has …
The Eiffel Tower.

Irvine has …
The Great Park balloon.

Paris has …
Notre Dame de Paris cathedral.

Irvine has …
Mariners Church.

Paris has …
Examples of architecture from every period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.

Irvine has …
Examples of paint from every shade of Sinclair-Lewis beige allowed by your HOA.

Paris has …
Several streets that are perfect for strolling.

Irvine has …
Every street that is perfect for driving and nothing but driving and certainly NOT strolling.

Paris has …
Parking that is difficult to find.

Irvine has …
No parking signs that are easy to find.

Paris has …
Tucked behind the walls of a 17th-century palace, the Palais-Royal Gardens.

Irvine has …
Tucked behind guarded gates, Irvine residents.

Paris has …
Shopping and fashion meccas including the Louvre and Tuileries District, Boulevard Haussmann, the Grands Boulevards, The Marais, Avenue Montaigne and Champs-Elysées.

Irvine has …
The Spectrum (Zzzzzzz). 

Paris has …
Arguably the most beautiful women in the world.

Irvine has …
Arguably the most soccer moms in southern Orange County.

Paris has …
Terror attacks (so sad).

Irvine has …
Jaywalkers gangs.

Paris has …
Several Michelin star gourmet restaurants.

Irvine has …
Taco Bell headquarters.


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