Cost of living in Italy

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Food
EUR USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13 ($14)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8 ($9)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.35 ($4.91)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.26 ($1.42)
12 eggs, large €3.39 ($3.83)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.14 ($2.42)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7 ($8)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.85 ($2.08)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.28 ($1.45)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.28 ($1.45)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8 ($9)
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.93 ($2.18)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.12 ($1.26)
Housing
EUR USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,321 ($1,491)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €902 ($1,018)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €161 ($181)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €798 ($901)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €565 ($638)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €139 ($157)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €24 ($27)
40” flat screen TV €370 ($417)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €115 ($130)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.30 ($4.85)
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10 ($11)
Clothes
EUR USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €85 ($96)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €32 ($36)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €97 ($110)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €126 ($142)
Transportation
EUR USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,108 ($26,083)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.57 ($1.77)
Monthly ticket public transport €36 ($40)
Personal Care
EUR USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8 ($9)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8 ($9)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €86 ($98)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.03 ($5.67)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.48 ($3.93)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.23 ($3.64)
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.10 ($2.37)
Tube of toothpaste €1.81 ($2.05)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17 ($19)
Entertainment
EUR USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €35 ($40)
2 tickets to the movies €17 ($19)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €74 ($84)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €66 ($74)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9 ($10)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.59 ($1.80)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.19 ($5.86)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €433 ($489)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.18 ($0.20)
1 month of gym membership in business district €63 ($71)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.44 ($6)

Map of Cost of Living in Italy

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This map shows only the top cities in Italy. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Italy

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Milan 151
2nd Rome 141
3rd Venice 137
4th Bergamo 136
5th Varese 134
6th Brescia 134
7th Vicenza 132
8th Florence 132
9th Verona 131
10th Genoa 131
11th Ravenna 130
12th Trento 129
13th Bologna 129
14th Cagliari 128
15th Perugia 128
16th Trieste 128
17th Turin 126
18th Padua 126
19th Pisa 124
20th Naples 122
21st Pescara 120
22nd Bari 116
23rd Catania 115
24th Palermo 114

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Italy? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Italy of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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Prices recently added

  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Rome costs €45 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Rome costs €50 (about 5 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Rome costs €16 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Rome costs €15 (about 5 hours ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Rome costs €2.99 (about 5 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Rome costs €1.50 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Rome costs €35 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Rome costs €29 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in Rome costs €4.00 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Rome costs €35 (about 5 hours ago)