Cost of living in Rome, Italy

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.45
12 eggs, large €3.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.68
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.01
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.13
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,547
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,033
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €110
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,103
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €711
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 €392
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €111
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.38
Hourly rate for cleaning help €9
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €94
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €48
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €86
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €137
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,915
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.44
Monthly ticket public transport €35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €16
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €13
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €77
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.79
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.40
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.66
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.76
Tube of toothpaste €1.79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €36
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €75
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 €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.53
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.82
iPod nano 16GB €177
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €72
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.15
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,191 prices entered by 173 different people.
Latest price update: March 24, 2017.

Rome position in our World Ranking

the world
96th
out of 214
western europe
29th
out of 46
italy
2nd
out of 9

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

western europe
2nd
western europe
4th

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