Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Rome 

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Consumer Prices in Rome are 16.1% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Rome are 10.4% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Rome are 5.7% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Rome are 22.2% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Rome are 16.8% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Rome is 34.9% 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 € 65.00 €      -27.8 %
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) 4.50 € 1.49 €      -67.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 € 2.06 €      -20.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 € 1.08 €      -40.1 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.36 € 5.90 €      +35.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.59 € 1.59 €      -38.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.12 € 1.16 €      +4.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.86 € 3.65 €      +27.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.58 € 5.89 €      +64.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.02 € 4.81 €      -4.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.30 € 7.00 €      -24.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.09 € 0.95 €      -12.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.86 €      +10.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 € 0.97 €      -5.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.76 € 1.11 €      -36.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 € 0.66 €      +15.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.74 €      -9.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.95 € 1.20 €      -38.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 € 0.39 €      -77.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.95 € 4.00 €      -73.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.70 € 1.49 €      -44.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.21 € 2.08 €      -35.1 %
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) 70.00 € 35.00 €      -50.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 € 4.25 €      -38.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.97 € 2.41 €      +22.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.40 € 39.00 €      -30.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.28 € 6.84 €      -6.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,245.00 € 24,000.00 €      -25.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,661.67 € 25,685.00 €      -25.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 109.51 € 210.91 €      +92.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.23 € 11.91 €      -50.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.07 € 27.69 €      +45.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.77 € 58.79 €      +40.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.47 € 19.54 €      -26.2 %
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 317.46 € 467.06 €      +47.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,742.80 € 9,004.58 €      +3.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.29 € 61.43 €      -20.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.03 € 29.42 €      +1.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.85 € 73.37 €      +3.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.46 € 99.44 €      +9.9 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 975.80 € 1,087.14 €      +11.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 797.90 € 658.33 €      -17.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,746.48 € 2,113.33 €      +21.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,285.93 € 1,223.33 €      -4.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 683.62 € 661.22 €      -3.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 400.80 € 315.12 €      -21.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Rome Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,838.87 € 1,655.67 €      -41.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.37 4.78      +42.0 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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