Cost of living in Rome, Italy

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.47
12 eggs, large €3.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.05
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.13
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,727
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,066
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €134
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,154
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €702
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €107
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €339
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €124
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.06
Hourly rate for cleaning help €9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €85
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €119
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,195
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.48
Monthly ticket public transport €35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €74
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.66
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.65
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.89
Tube of toothpaste €2.10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €35
2 tickets to the movies €16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €71
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €69
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.21
iPod nano 16GB €175
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district €69
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.06
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,183 prices entered by 173 different people.
Latest price update: August 23, 2017.

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