Cost of living in Rome, Italy

Summary of cost of living in Rome

Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,500
Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,859
Rome is the 2nd most expensive city in Italy (2 out of 8)
Cost of living in Rome is cheaper than in 63% of cities in Western Europe (45 out of 72)
Cost of living in Rome is more expensive than in 57% of cities in the World (132 out of 304)
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List of prices in Rome, Italy. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
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 €4.87
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.43
12 eggs, large €3.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,471
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,058
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €132
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,006
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €737
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €143
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €26
40” flat screen TV €362
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €113
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.98
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €80
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €33
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €95
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €155
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,935
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.66
Monthly ticket public transport €37
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €10
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €73
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.47
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.93
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.85
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.12
Tube of toothpaste €2.21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €37
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €74
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €67
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.35
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €466
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district €62
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.40
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 619 prices entered by 85 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2019

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Rome position in our World Ranking

the world
132nd
out of 304
western europe
45th
out of 72
italy
2nd
out of 8

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