Cost of living in Bologna, Italy

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.02
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.18
12 eggs, large €4.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.59
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.50
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,012
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €792
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €131
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €572
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €461
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €83
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €20
40” flat screen TV €428
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €123
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €88
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €31
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €93
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €153
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,892
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.37
Monthly ticket public transport €35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €93
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.32
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.08
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.75
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.19
Tube of toothpaste €2.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €32
2 tickets to the movies €14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €50
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €57
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.80
iPod nano 16GB €206
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district €68
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.17
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 164 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: July 25, 2017.

Bologna position in our World Ranking

the world
135th
out of 290
western europe
46th
out of 58
italy
5th
out of 8

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