For accommodation, yes. For eating and drinking, no.
I second what Pericoloso said. Paris is much larger, so you can get a very decent hotel for a good price if you accept that every day starts with a subway ride. But because the city is so big, staying in one area means you need to take the subway anyway if you want to see another part, so you can’t avoid public transport as is. In Amsterdam, centrally located hotels are really pricey, and the ones a train- or metro-ride away tend to lack atmosphere.
Food and drink is certainly more expensive in Paris, where you easily spend 5 euro on a small soda at a cafe. It also seemed to me it’s harder to get out of the tourist zones with such high prices. The only time we paid anything close to Dutch prices was at a restaurant outside the perepherique. In Amsterdam, several areas cater to the budget tourist, or you walk 5-10 minutes in the “wrong” direction, and you are likely to stumble onto something more local.
Transportation is cheaper in Paris, but in Amsterdam you don’t need much of it if you are in good enough shape to walk. Entry tickets to sights seemed to be similarly priced, with Paris perhaps somewhat more expensive.
This why we have spent so much time over the past decades trying to help visitors with finding value well ,located hotels within budget or close.
Other cities don’t often require that level of effort
Ticket to the Louvre - Paris: € 17.00, the Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam: € 17.50;
Centre Pompidou - Paris: €14.00, Stedelijk Museum - Amsterdam: € 17.50. (Not to mention the eleven city museums in Paris which are free, like the Musée d'Art Moderne, Musée Carnavalet, Musée Cernuschi, etc.)
Food and drink prices can vary a lot, but are always displayed clearly in France (also visible from outside) so you shouldn't have any surprises there. Yes, you can pay a lot (Café de Flore: Coca Cola €6.80!) but also much less (€2.90 at Les Facultés in the very touristy 6th arr.)Edited: 17 July 2018, 01:28