Cost of living in Italy - 2017


Before moving to Italy, it is important to investigate the cost of living in the country.

As we did in 2015, we give you the opportunity to share your experience and tell us more about products and services average recorded prices in your town/city/area.

Don't hesitate to let us know if the cost of living in Italy has decreased or increased in the past few years.

Thanks to your help, would-be expatriates will have the opportunity to refine and better prepare their expatriation project.

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Italy? 

> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)?

> Staple food: what do people eat and how much do they pay for basic food like bread, rice or pasta?

>What is your monthly grocery budget?

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Italy ? 

> What is your children's schooling monthly budget?

> How much does it cost to fill up your car's fuel tank?

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.?

> How much do you pay for your Internet/phone subscription?

> How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

> How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

> How much does a gym membership cost in Italy? 

Thank you everyone!


There are very few of these questions I can answer because I do not buy gas, have a gym membership, kids, etc.   I can say that my health care services are extremely low cost compared to the States.  I am a citizen here so that might be part of the reason but even for expats without citizenship it is still fairly cheap. I filled an antibiotic RX and it cost me a whole 2 Euros. I pay nothing when I see my family doctor. Groceries here in Venezia are fairly low cost if you buy what is discounted for the week. You can't beat the cost of espresso at your local bar and thank gods there are no $tarbuck$ here. They say the cost of living is high here but I can rent 3 apartments here for what I would have to pay in Boston for one. Things like brown rice, wild rice, oatmeal chia seeds and most anything you would find in a health food store in the States are more of a specialty item here and sold in small packages at crazy high prices. Forget about buying food in the bulk section of grocery stores, they don't exist. Love the cheap (quality) health care but really miss the variety of foods available in US.