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48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

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48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

Paris, November 25 (Renwan) On the 25th local time, France added 48,629 new confirmed cases of new crown patients in 24 hours, an increase of 30.8% in one week. There were 128 new cases of death, bringing the total to 158639.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

【In these cities in France, the cost of living is lower! 】

In the context of inflation and soaring prices, Le Parisien summarized the list of French cities with low living costs after analyzing 96 cities in mainland France, summarizing the average salary, prices, transportation costs (fuel costs, public transport costs), real estate, movie tickets, and property taxes in each city.

In general, residents of medium-sized French cities have strong purchasing power. In the overall ranking, from Niort in Deux-Sèvres at the top to Rodez in Aveylon in tenth place, including Laval in Mayenne in third place and Saint-Brieuc in Côtes-d'Armor in eighth place.

In terms of public transport costs, Niort stands out, with a free policy implemented since 2017. "This is a very competitive public transport policy with strong purchasing power," said Mayor Jérôme Baloge. In addition, Indre in Châteauroux in second place, Bourg-en-Bresse in the second province of Ain in 24th place, and Hautes-Alpes in 63rd place also provide free transportation. But this is difficult to achieve for large cities with large infrastructure and high costs.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

In terms of public transport services, France ranks at the bottom of the rankings for medium-sized and large cities. For example, Montpellier in the Hérault department is in ninetieth place, Marseille in the Bouches-du-Rhône department is in eighty-fourth place, Paris is seventy-seventh and Lyon in Rhône is fifty-eighth. According to Le Parisien, this phenomenon is not a coincidence, although the average income of residents in the relevant areas is higher than the overall average, they also spend more on shopping, public transport, cinemas, housing.

In terms of shopping, in general, residents of western France bear less pressure on their shopping bills, especially in Niort. In addition, Nantes, located in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, is in twentieth place on the list; In the list of major French cities, Nantes is at the top of the list. This is mainly related to the lower prices in local supermarkets, said the consumer association UFC-Que Choisir, and Grégory Caret, head of the French consumer observatory (Observatoire de la consommation), said that "we have a mobile population, the city is not crowded because residents can drive to the shops" and "there is a lot of competition, the chains are rooted in the local area for a long time, so the prices of goods are low".

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

In addition, in terms of real estate, the western region also has a prominent performance. Housing prices are low, and the price of gasoline is also on the low side. "In these areas we observe a phenomenon that stands out, for example: insurance, supplementary insurance, waste disposal", adds Gregory Carret. In addition, in the departments of Nièvre, Nevers, Territoire de Belfort, Belfort, Haute-Marne, Chaumont, Vosges, Épinal... These eastern cities, which are in the top ten in the comprehensive ranking list, also have low housing prices. French real estate chain Orpi used Nevers as an example to say that local house prices are 900 euros per square meter, and "local real estate has development prospects".

【Paris residents have a high income, second only to here! 】 】

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

According to Le Parisien, in Paris, you can only rent a small one-bedroom apartment for 1,000 euros a month, and the price per square meter is as high as more than 10,000 euros. In addition, prices, movie tickets... The prices are higher than in the provinces.

In the list of average French expenditures, Paris ranks seventy-seventh, far behind Niort at the top but ahead of the rest of Greater Paris, such as Montpellier, Tarbes in Hautes-Pyrénées, Marseille and Laon in Aisne.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

In terms of salaries and benefits for residents, Paris' performance is "not too bad". According to statistics, the net salary of Paris residents is 25.14 euros per hour, ranking high among major French cities, second only to Versailles in the Yvelines province with a net salary of 27.89 euros per hour. In 96 municipalities, the average net salary of residents is 14 euros per hour. Louis Coulon, one of the founders of the job search site Meteojob, said that "in general, Paris residents earn a lot more than in other regions".

Louis Couron said that not all Parisian workers receive good salaries, but because it is the heart of France, where most of the large groups are located. These high-wage earners drove up the overall cost of living in Paris and pushed up prices. But in the civil service community, whether in Paris or in Nevers, they receive the same amount of salary.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

It is worth noting that the list counts the population living in each city, not the staff in the area. According to a survey by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economics (INSEE), in 2017, nearly 60% of Parisian staff did not live in Paris. In other words, prices in Paris have scared away many poor people who live in the surrounding areas and work in Paris.

[French fear power outages this winter,

Start stocking up on candles! 】

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

The French began buying candles in large quantities after the French Electricity Transmission Network Management Company (RTE) admitted that there was a "high risk of tight power supply" in France since January next year, which could lead to occasional power outages.

At around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, in a Carrefour hypermarket in Chambourcy, Yvelines, cautious French people were picking candles. Alain explains, "When the power goes out, I try to light with candles, I need at least one or two candles". For Laurence, first of all, it is an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly method; Secondly, "I will turn off the light and leave only one light on in the room; As an alternative, I would light a candle." Since September this year, the sales of candles (unscented) in French supermarkets have soared, increasing by 2.5 times.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

Stefen Bompais, head of customer communications at Carrefour, said "for this winter, candles can help people hide from the darkness". Unlike previous years, "we are experiencing an energy crisis that affects everyone."

In addition to candles, cold products are also popular with consumers, such as electric blankets, duvets, hot water bottles, etc., and sales of related products have soared, especially in the cooler north of France and the Greater Paris and Rhone-Alpes regions.

[14% of French women say they have experienced domestic violence]

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

Many women have long been victims of domestic violence. The French National Federation of Women's Solidarity (FNSF) spares no effort to help women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and to sound the alarm.

On Friday, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the French National Federation of Women's Unity published a study commissioned by the Ifop poll, the results of which are worrying.

In the past year, 14 per cent of French women claimed they had experienced domestic violence. Currently, this percentage is continuing to climb. In the November 2020 survey, during France's second lockdown, only 9% of respondents expressed concern about domestic violence.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

The 2022 survey data also showed that 9% of women claimed that they had experienced physical and sexual violence in their families; 11% of women said they experienced insults, verbal abuse, and psychological and verbal violence from their spouses; Another 5% of women experience economic violence, such as control of daily expenses and confiscation of wages. The French National Federation of Women's Unity said the violence "has not decreased, but has gotten worse, with more women struggling".

The survey also showed that, on the whole, men try to deny or unilaterally acknowledge some of the violence between couples. Data confirm that 12% of French men believe that slapping and forced sex are not domestic violence; In economic terms, one in five men believes that confiscation of a partner's payment method does not constitute economic violence.

Françoise Brié, head of the federation, said the data gave us new clues in the fight against gender-based violence. Currently, the Federation provides accommodation, reception centres and a 3919 helpline for the victims. Compared to 2019, the number of calls for help increased by 14%.

【French students return to school for Christmas: postponed by one day】

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

Due to safety concerns, the French Ministry of Education has decided to postpone the return to school for the 2022-2023 school year from Monday, January 2 to Tuesday, January 3. At the same time, students have been postponed to Thursday, July 7 instead of the original Thursday.

After Christmas, France made an exception to return to school on Tuesday. On Friday, the French Ministry of Education confirmed through BFM television that French students have an extra day off due to "road traffic safety".

It is reported that this year's New Year's Eve falls on Saturday night. If students return to school on Monday, for many families, they return home on Sunday. But on the second day of the festival, there is a high chance that many drivers will be drunk driving, which can seriously affect road safety. To keep road risks to a minimum, the Ministry of Education has developed a careful plan to delay the return to school and give parents more time to return.

Due to the delayed opening of the school, the students' leisure center will remain open to welcome students. The French Ministry of Education said delays in the start of school were rare, but not unprecedented. During the 2016-2017 school year, the Ministry of Education also proposed a solution to postpone the start of school.

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48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

This Friday, a plane crashed on the border between the town of Èze and Villefranche-sur-Mer in the Alpes-Maritimes. The accident killed two people. 53 firefighters went to the scene of the incident to carry out rescue.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

From January 1, 2023, disposable items will be banned in fast food restaurants. At present, many large catering brands are gradually introducing reusable tableware.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

In the French department of Gard, a teacher was threatened by a private group after answering a question about Santa Claus in class by claiming that Santa Claus did not exist.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

Recently, the transmission rate and hospitalization rate of the new crown virus in France are gradually increasing. Affected by the strike in biological laboratories some time ago, it is difficult for virologists to obtain accurate data on the new crown epidemic, but the number of new crown positive cases detected in pharmacies has increased significantly.

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective

In Annecy, a 36-year-old man who is a teacher had sex with a 14-year-old woman between July 2021 and September 2021.

【International】

48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective
  • Senegal beat hosts Qatar 3-1. In the 40th minute of the game, there was a serious mistake in the Qatar penalty area, and Braye Dia directly followed up after Senegal broke the ball! Senegal leads Qatar 1-0. In the 48th minute of the game, Senegal took a corner kick from the right, and Diedio's header from the front point looked back into the dead corner of the goal! Senegal leads Qatar 2-0. In the 77th minute of the match, the host Qatar scored a goal to complete the "zero breakthrough" in the history of the World Cup. In the 83rd minute of the game, Senegal played a beautiful inverted triangle in the box, and Bamba Dieng easily received the ball and pushed it into the far corner! Senegal extended the score to 3-1.
  • Three months after the scandal of former Australian Prime Minister Morrison "secretly" holding multiple government ministerial positions during his tenure was exposed, an investigation report on the matter was released to the public on the 25th. According to a number of Australian media reports, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australian News Network, the report said that during the two years of the pandemic, Morrison secretly held multiple ministerial positions, "eroding" Australians' trust in the government.
  • American billionaire Elon Musk announced on Thursday that Twitter will implement an "amnesty" for a large number of banned accounts starting next week. Earlier, Musk conducted an online poll on whether there should be an "amnesty" for banned accounts that did not break the law or participated in spamming.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited a photo exhibition introducing the activities of the late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the evening of the 24th, and expressed his impression: "I feel that he is encouraging me: 'Come on as prime minister'." At present, the support rate of the Kishida cabinet has plummeted due to the LDP's relationship with the Unification Church, the resignation of cabinet ministers one after another, and receipts for the election of the House of Representatives.
  • A tweet on the evening of November 23 on the official FIFA World Cup Twitter account featured a photo of a Japanese fan smiling happily and holding up a sign with the words "Dear boss, thank you for giving me two weeks off." The tweet said: "This photo is for all the bosses. ”
48,000 more cases! The French began to stock up on candles! Life in these cities in France is cost-effective
  • US President Biden went to the South Taxett, Massachusetts Fire Department on Thanksgiving Day on the 24th to visit emergency workers, during which he was asked by reporters when to have his annual physical examination, Biden smiled a few steps ahead and asked, "Do you think I need it?" ”

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