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 €4.64
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.38
12 eggs, large €3.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.57
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.59
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.38
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.07
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,482
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 €117
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,132
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €764
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €75
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €22
40” flat screen TV €379
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €166
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.24
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €87
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €96
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €130
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,070
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.53
Monthly ticket public transport €35
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) €87
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.80
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.13
Tube of toothpaste €1.76
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €35
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €77
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €65
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.54
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.29
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €483
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €71
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.22
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,441 prices entered by 274 different people.
Latest price update: February 23, 2018.

Milan position in our World Ranking

the world
81st
out of 341
western europe
34th
out of 66
italy
1st
out of 9

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