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Building Construction Costs in France 2014

Thursday 03 December 2015

The cost of constructing a new property in France in 2014 averaged €1,310m², up by around 5.0% on that for 2013 (€1,244m²).

The figures come from the statistical service of the French government.

There are of course regional differences, reflecting the cost of building labour and materials in each region, as well as differences in the type of construction.

The cheapest region in which to build was Centre, where the average cost was €1,171m².

The regions where costs were highest were Alsace (€1,446m²) and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (€1,442m²).

The study says nothing about the specification or standards used, but the overwhelming majority of the properties are developer or artisan led built homes, not individual properties designed by an architect.

Where an architect was engaged then the national average construction cost was €1,658m², with an average surface area of 149m².

The average size of the homes was 123m². Largest homes were in Alsace (154m²) and Lorraine (140m²). Smallest average homes size were in Poitou-Charentes (116m²), Pay de la Loire (116m²) and Languedoc-Roussillon (117m²).

Building Costs by Region 2014
RegionAverage Cost m²Average Surface (m²)Average Cost
Alsace€1,446154€222,600
Aquitaine€1,263121€153,400
Auvergne€1,300123€159,300
Brittany€1,321121€159,400
Burgundy€1,225124€152,000
Centre€1,171123€143,600
Champagne-Ardennes€1,234129€158,700
Franche-Comté€1,389131€182,400
IIe-de-France€1,399127€178,300
Languedoc-Roussillon€1,189117€139,500
Limousin€1,237119€147,300
Lorraine€1,289140€180,000
Lower Normandy€1,234120€148,600
Midi-Pyrénées€1,269120€152,200
Nord-Pas-de-Calais€1,257127€159,300
Pays de la Loire€1,345116€155,700
Picardy€1,206118€141,900
Poitou-Charentes€1,268116€146,800
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur€1,442124€178,500
Rhône-Alpes€1,417125€177,800
Upper Normandy€1,192121€144,000
France Metropolitan€1,310123€161,100


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