Cost of Living Comparison Between Rome and Athens 

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Consumer Prices in Athens are 5.2% lower than in Rome (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Athens are 16.3% lower than in Rome
Rent Prices in Athens are 41.6% lower than in Rome
Restaurant Prices in Athens are 4.5% lower than in Rome
Groceries Prices in Athens are 9.7% lower than in Rome
Local Purchasing Power in Athens is 29.2% lower than in Rome
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Restaurants
Rome Edit Athens Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 15.00 €      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 € 50.00 €      -23.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 9.00 €      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 5.00 €      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 5.00 €      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.49 € 3.48 €      +133.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 € 1.99 €      -3.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.08 € 0.50 €      -53.8 %
Markets
Rome Edit Athens Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.90 € 5.96 €      +1.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.59 € 1.11 €      -30.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.16 € 1.13 €      -2.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.65 € 4.06 €      +11.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.89 € 5.87 €      -0.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.81 € 4.53 €      -5.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.00 € 5.84 €      -16.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 € 0.80 €      -16.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.81 €      -6.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.56 €      -42.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.11 € 0.89 €      -19.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.53 €      -20.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.54 €      -26.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.20 € 0.91 €      -24.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.39 € 0.80 €      +108.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.00 € 8.00 €      +100.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.49 € 1.60 €      +8.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 € 2.13 €      +2.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 € 4.60 €      -23.3 %
Transportation
Rome Edit Athens Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.20 €      -20.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 € 30.00 €      -14.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 € 4.00 €      -5.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 € 1.45 €      -40.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 € 15.00 €      -61.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.84 € 7.08 €      +3.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 € 25,000.00 €      +4.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,685.00 € 24,060.86 €      -6.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rome Edit Athens Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 210.91 € 205.46 €      -2.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.91 € 25.51 €      +114.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.69 € 29.81 €      +7.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Rome Edit Athens Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.79 € 43.01 €      -26.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.54 € 23.88 €      +22.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 9.00 €      -10.0 %
Childcare
Rome Edit Athens Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 467.06 € 442.95 €      -5.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,004.58 € 9,578.13 €      +6.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rome Edit Athens Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.43 € 79.33 €      +29.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.42 € 31.90 €      +8.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.37 € 91.15 €      +24.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.44 € 101.05 €      +1.6 %
Rent Per Month
Rome Edit Athens Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,087.14 € 570.91 €      -47.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 658.33 € 488.18 €      -25.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,113.33 € 1,013.27 €      -52.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,223.33 € 897.35 €      -26.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rome Edit Athens Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 661.22 € 270.59 €      -59.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 315.12 € 262.71 €      -16.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Rome Edit Athens Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,655.67 € 981.07 €      -40.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.78 4.52      -5.4 %
Last update: February 2024March 2024
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