Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Rome 

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Consumer Prices in Rome are 16.3% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Rome are 11.0% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Rome are 4.1% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Rome are 23.4% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Rome are 17.4% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Rome is 32.7% lower than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 15.00 €      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 € 62.50 €      -30.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 10.00 €      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 € 5.00 €      -37.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 € 4.00 €      -50.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 € 1.47 €      -67.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 € 2.09 €      -22.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 € 1.05 €      -42.5 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.22 € 5.86 €      +38.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.57 € 1.59 €      -38.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.16 € 1.16 €      +0.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.84 € 3.67 €      +29.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.54 € 5.86 €      +65.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.11 € 4.76 €      -6.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.42 € 7.00 €      -25.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.96 €      -6.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.86 €      +9.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 € 0.93 €      -8.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.80 € 1.09 €      -39.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 € 0.66 €      +17.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.73 €      -11.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 € 1.18 €      -38.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 € 0.38 €      -78.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 € 3.75 €      -73.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.65 € 1.47 €      -44.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.12 € 2.07 €      -33.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.30 € 6.00 €      -41.7 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 € 1.50 €      -51.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 67.00 € 35.00 €      -47.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.60 € 4.00 €      -39.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 € 2.41 €      +25.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.40 € 33.00 €      -41.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.23 € 6.85 €      -5.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 € 25,000.00 €      -21.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,060.53 € 25,884.62 €      -24.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 104.86 € 212.95 €      +103.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.08 € 11.92 €      -50.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.82 € 27.56 €      +46.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.52 € 58.06 €      +39.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.47 € 18.80 €      -29.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 € 10.00 €      -41.2 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 306.42 € 467.06 €      +52.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,742.80 € 8,816.67 €      +0.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.63 € 63.09 €      -20.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.41 € 29.77 €      +1.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.66 € 75.62 €      +5.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.75 € 98.59 €      +6.3 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 988.72 € 1,069.51 €      +8.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 796.17 € 663.46 €      -16.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,767.50 € 2,073.53 €      +17.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,284.80 € 1,230.00 €      -4.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 686.10 € 649.28 €      -5.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 399.60 € 309.18 €      -22.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,837.76 € 1,701.55 €      -40.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 4.78      +33.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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