Cost of Living Comparison Between Rome and Madrid 

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Consumer Prices in Madrid are 16.8% lower than in Rome (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Madrid are 13.8% lower than in Rome
Rent Prices in Madrid are 7.0% lower than in Rome
Restaurant Prices in Madrid are 21.6% lower than in Rome
Groceries Prices in Madrid are 22.3% lower than in Rome
Local Purchasing Power in Madrid is 49.1% higher than in Rome
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Restaurants
Rome Edit Madrid Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 € 12.00 €      -25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 € 50.00 €      -28.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.00 €      -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 3.50 €      -30.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 3.50 €      -30.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.43 € 2.15 €      +50.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 € 2.32 €      +13.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 € 1.60 €      +43.3 %
Markets
Rome Edit Madrid Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.90 € 3.35 €      -43.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.43 € 0.98 €      -31.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.55 €      -44.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.33 € 2.38 €      -28.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.94 € 4.70 €      -32.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.28 € 3.34 €      -21.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.85 € 5.49 €      -19.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.05 € 0.95 €      -9.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.85 €      -0.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.79 €      -24.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.21 € 0.85 €      -30.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.70 € 0.55 €      -22.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.72 € 0.61 €      -15.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.10 € 1.02 €      -7.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.49 € 0.70 €      +42.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 5.50 €      -8.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.47 € 0.99 €      -33.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.21 € 1.51 €      -31.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 € 5.10 €      -15.0 %
Transportation
Rome Edit Madrid Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.50 €      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 € 54.60 €      +56.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 3.50 €      -12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.88 € 1.77 €      -6.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.00 € 22.00 €      -24.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.29 € 7.06 €      -3.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 25,000.00 €      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,192.86 € 23,933.33 €      -12.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rome Edit Madrid Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 187.92 € 165.00 €      -12.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 € 0.14 €      -37.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.50 € 35.49 €      +29.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Rome Edit Madrid Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.82 € 40.93 €      -19.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.92 € 12.52 €      -30.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.85 € 9.00 €      +1.7 %
Childcare
Rome Edit Madrid Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 452.50 € 491.76 €      +8.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,507.86 € 8,969.23 €      +5.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rome Edit Madrid Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.98 € 71.49 €      -9.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.82 € 33.09 €      -2.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.81 € 76.68 €      -14.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.62 € 90.85 €      -17.1 %
Rent Per Month
Rome Edit Madrid Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,003.23 € 1,017.92 €      +1.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 689.71 € 797.17 €      +15.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,166.67 € 1,750.19 €      -19.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,316.67 € 1,247.40 €      -5.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rome Edit Madrid Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 622.87 € 501.13 €      -19.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 312.33 € 342.31 €      +9.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Rome Edit Madrid Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,571.30 € 2,019.35 €      +28.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.07 2.44      +17.8 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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