Cost of living in Venice, Italy

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.92
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.31
12 eggs, large €3.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.93
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,309
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €863
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €186
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €625
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €131
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €27
40” flat screen TV €424
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €93
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €87
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €29
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €78
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €94
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,182
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.43
Monthly ticket public transport €33
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €24
Personal Care [Edit]
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) €97
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.35
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.48
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.95
Tube of toothpaste €1.73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €29
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €84
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.46
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.71
iPad Air 2, 64GB €120
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district €58
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.04
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 141 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: October 20, 2017.

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