Cost of living in Florence, Italy

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.48
12 eggs, large €3.31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.24
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.02
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,105
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €862
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €111
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €652
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €572
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €88
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €26
40” flat screen TV €393
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €109
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.01
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €82
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) €89
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €137
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,414
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.43
Monthly ticket public transport €32
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €10
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €75
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.28
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.96
Tube of toothpaste €1.71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €36
2 tickets to the movies €16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €78
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €68
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.40
iPod nano 16GB €240
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €67
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.20
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 331 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2017.

Florence position in our World Ranking

the world
124th
out of 228
western europe
39th
out of 50
italy
5th
out of 9

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