Cost of living 2019 in Italy

Hello everyone,

As we usually do each year, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Italy.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Italy will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Italy? How about buying an apartment or a house in Italy?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Italy?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

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

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and 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 for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

Hello pricilla,It depend on individual income & profession regarding the living standard in Rome.Actually,Rome nowadays became expensive in all sectors.Forexample to rent a house depends on the areas and the nu. of Rooms.Outside the city(suburb) coast less and can easly reach by trains.Market,supermarkets are affordable.Bus tickets for 75 mnts validity cost 1,50 euro. excuse me,1 bedroom ,kitchen ,bathroom, cost from 600-700 euro. 0utsise Rome may cost less.Hope this information would be useful  to you

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How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Italy? How about buying an apartment or a house in Italy?

€1000-€1500 rent for 2+1 flat in Rome. Over €350k for buying.

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

Bus & Metro: €30 per person.
Train: For travelling in Italy and trips to Airport €250 a year (3-4 fast trains to another cities, 2-3 Airport trips).
Taxi: Over €100 per month. (7-8 times)

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?
€70 / month

What is your monthly budget for groceries?
€400-450 for 2 people.

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?
€70 / 2 months for Gas
€35 for Electricity monthly
Water is included in the rent.


How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?
€30

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
€15-18

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
€1

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