Cost of living in Rome, Italy

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district €13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.80
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.58
12 eggs, large €3.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.09
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.71
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €1.34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.37
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.98
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,737
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €145
Internet 8MB (1 month) €27
40” flat screen TV €492
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €139
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.94
Hourly rate for cleaning help €9
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €86
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) €32
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) €88
1 pair of leather business shoes €121
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,512
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.60
Monthly ticket public transport €37
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) €18
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) €9
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.36
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.80
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.08
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.10
Tube of toothpaste €1.95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €33
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €86
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert €67
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Capuccino in expat area of the city €1.28
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.33
iPod nano 16GB €175
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €66
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.09
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 7,576 prices entered by 667 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2015.

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