Cost of living in Catania, Italy

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.37
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.46
12 eggs, large €2.87
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.46
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.74
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.77
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €725
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €476
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €102
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €562
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €385
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €84
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €26
40” flat screen TV €419
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €128
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.59
Hourly rate for cleaning help €8
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €92
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €101
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €149
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,533
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.49
Monthly ticket public transport €30
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €74
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.95
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.16
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.69
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.38
Tube of toothpaste €1.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €14
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €28
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €100
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 €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.56
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.58
iPod nano 16GB €176
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district €56
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.26
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 30 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: July 25, 2017.

Catania position in our World Ranking

the world
168th
out of 290
western europe
53rd
out of 58
italy
8th
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Catania compared to other cities:

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2nd
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2nd
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2nd
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3rd
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4th
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4th

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