Cost of living in Milan, Italy

Summary of cost of living in Milan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,727
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,011
  • Milan is the most expensive city in Italy (1 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Milan is more expensive than in 53% of cities in Western Europe (31 out of 64)
  • Cost of living in Milan is more expensive than in 62% of cities in the World (102 out of 266)

List of prices in Milan, Italy. Current as of Feb 2020.

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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 €4.40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.32
12 eggs, large €3.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.98
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.55
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €1.70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,615
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,177
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €122
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,220
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €793
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €94
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen tv €350
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €110
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.63
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €104
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) €94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €112
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,443
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.58
Monthly ticket public transport €36
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €21
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €77
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.52
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.81
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.65
Tube of toothpaste €1.95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €40
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €106
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.57
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.57
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €459
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €93
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.56
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 713 prices entered by 150 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

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Milan position in our World Ranking

the world
102nd
out of 266
western europe
31st
out of 64
italy
1st
out of 8

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

the world
4th
western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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