Cost of living in Milan, Italy

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.56
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.33
12 eggs, large €3.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.05
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.61
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.37
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.03
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.46
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,511
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,112
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €123
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,029
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €749
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €73
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €362
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €159
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.35
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) €39
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €95
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €127
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,496
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.53
Monthly ticket public transport €34
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €90
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.87
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.08
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.65
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.32
Tube of toothpaste €1.88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €37
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €105
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €70
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.42
iPad Air 2, 64GB €541
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district €75
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.24
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,642 prices entered by 320 different people.
Latest price update: October 16, 2017.

Milan position in our World Ranking

the world
89th
out of 323
western europe
33rd
out of 62
italy
1st
out of 7

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

western europe
3rd

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