Cost of living in Milan, Italy

Summary of cost of living in Milan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,982
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,155
  • Milan is the most expensive city in Italy (1 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Milan is more expensive than in 61% of cities in Western Europe (33 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Milan is more expensive than in 65% of cities in the World (96 out of 268)
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List of prices in Milan
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.48
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.47
12 eggs, large €3.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.60
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of coca-cola €1.95
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.97
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,718
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,321
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,071
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €739
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €114
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen tv €358
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €119
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.81
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €79
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €119
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €28,444
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.83
Monthly ticket public transport €35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €22
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €83
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €5.53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.93
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.66
Tube of toothpaste €2.08
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €44
2 tickets to the movies €20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €95
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €90
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.85
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.13
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €492
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district €70
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.96
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 186 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2022

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Milan position in our World Ranking

the world
96th
out of 268
western europe
33rd
out of 83
italy
1st
out of 10

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

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