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 €5.09
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.24
12 eggs, large €4.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.44
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.05
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.08
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,056
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €811
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €110
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €738
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €459
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €82
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €501
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €126
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.83
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €86
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €30
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €95
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €154
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,029
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.50
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) €97
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.32
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.04
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.65
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.22
Tube of toothpaste €2.34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €32
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €51
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €61
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.38
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.89
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €553
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district €67
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 252 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: April 22, 2018.

Bologna position in our World Ranking

the world
124th
out of 336
western europe
49th
out of 68
italy
4th
out of 9

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the world
2nd
the world
5th
western europe
1st
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