Cost of living in Milan, Italy

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Food
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 €4.54
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.29
12 eggs, large €3.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.50
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 €1.94
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.28
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,601
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,085
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €131
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,016
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €781
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €103
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen TV €409
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €145
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.84
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €83
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €139
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,819
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.47
Monthly ticket public transport €34
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €17
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €10
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €104
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.26
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.85
Tube of toothpaste €1.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €36
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €104
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 €1.58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.42
iPod nano 16GB €189
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €73
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.18
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,771 prices entered by 286 different people.
Latest price update: March 22, 2017.

Milan position in our World Ranking

the world
81st
out of 213
western europe
22nd
out of 46
italy
1st
out of 9

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

western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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