Cost of Living in Rome

Summary about cost of living in Rome, Italy:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.28 € 10.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 45.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 2.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.50-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.43 € 1.00-2.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.85 € 1.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.10 € 1.00-1.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.15 € 3.03-6.81
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.38 € 0.73-2.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.45-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.19 € 1.80-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.63 € 3.18-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.90 € 1.81-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.17 € 3.62-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.45-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.45-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.64-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.13 € 0.45-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.45-1.22
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.40-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.07 € 0.50-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.52 € 0.25-1.85
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 4.99-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.45 € 0.90-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 € 1.19-3.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 € 5.50-7.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.50-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 € 30.00-35.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 3.00-7.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.77 € 1.77-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.00 € 27.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.65 € 6.78-8.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 23,350.00-26,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,856.25 € 27,000.00-29,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 186.33 € 120.00-299.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 € 0.14-0.23
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.99 € 25.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.37 € 30.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.47 € 15.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.70 € 8.00-12.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 454.62 € 300.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,131.88 € 6,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.52 € 30.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.42 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.00 € 60.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.48 € 70.00-199.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,075.93 € 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 715.38 € 500.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,235.00 € 1,500.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,327.27 € 1,000.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 600.55 € 464.51-836.12
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 322.30 € 241.55-418.06
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,441.33 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.65 1.10-2.00

Prices in Rome

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Last update: June 2022
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16 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 07, 2022:
FYI additionally it's mandatory for all foreigners to maintain a bank account including Italians so there's no getting around the 6% taxes banks charge on the eur.
Anonymous on Feb 07, 2022:
None of the cost of living prices or anything else is correct here.I've lived in Rome almost 2 years now renting a small 1 bedroom apartment in an unsavory area for 1,450 eur monthly.Electric gas water average 450 eur monthly.My job assignment will be finished April 2022 then I'll leave Italy. Taxes on income earned is 33% food is expensive even at open street markets and public transportation is spotty at best. I live 21 blocks from my work walk to and from 5 days each week.VAT value added tax on everything is 19% even 1 small bottle of drinking water.If a considerable amount of money is deposited into the bank on debit or savings it'll be taxed at 6%.When I came here I deposited 7,300 eur into a well known bank opened a debit account. I figured that amount would be a good financial buffer should other needs arise but the 6% tax on my amount deposited was eaten up with taxes in a short time. Best advice don't take any job assignments in Italy period not even if it's 10,000 eur monthly. Whether you're a single person like me or a couple taxes will bury you financially and that's the truth.
Anonymous on Jan 14, 2022:
net salary-single person cost-Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre =-60euro/month
so a person living in Rome can earn nothing per month?
Anonymous on Mar 05, 2021:
Starting prices for a condo in Rome $650,000 usd up to $2 million usd.
Maria on Mar 04, 2021:
How much does it cost to buy a condo in Rome?
Anonymous on Dec 28, 2020:
To anonymous comments April 8, 2019.

I totally agree with your observations on Italy

Oh and Phil stop waving your flag while you're at it nobody cares what you have to say.

Some of us on here can relate to the comments mentioned on April 8,2019 and I'm one of those.

Phil you're a wannabe piece of trash that nobody wants.
Anonymous on Dec 20, 2020:
Well PHIL anonymous post on April 8,2019 is spot on correct. You don't have a clue how things are in Rome Dr.PHIL leave your moms basement once in awhile and while you're at it get infected will you?
Phil on Sep 07, 2020:
To #Anonymous on Apr 08, 2019: You are ignorant. I'm an American and I can guarantee people on this website that you are a pathetic example of American hospitality and the exception to the rule. People like you need to crawl back into your holes or leave. You don't represent America.
Ashok Ambekar on Jul 23, 2020:
It's very nice to know fora solo traveller.
Filipino on Apr 11, 2020:
I want to wash out corona virus in Italy and make great Again cos i want to eat Italian Pizza in Italy haha Just kidding.
MAGA on Jun 30, 2019:
indeed in USA we’re full of Indians now, and not the native Americans
Anonymous on Apr 08, 2019:
Nothing is financially stable throughout Europe unfortunately. Get out of Europe while you can before everything falls apart.Don't come to the U S trying to get away from it all though because we don't want you here. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN keep others out from around the world, permanently.
FridaFrida on Mar 09, 2019:
@Marc, willing to have my piece of Italy!!! food, culture, wine, and "la dolce vita"
Bobby on Mar 06, 2019:
It’s no European city here.
Old infrastructures and slow on improving them, no corporations, no 70k+ salaries for specialized engineers and a lot of taxes and bad services
Anon on Sep 20, 2018:
I would say that the average prices for apartments is out by a bit, they are more expensive. I've lived in 2 apartments in Rome and would say a 1 bed in the center, good condition is around 1200, not 950, 950 would be in the mid to outer areas. Salaries are low on average, even in mid range jobs, Teachers on average earn 1600 after tax in an international school, some more, some less based on experience. So comparing salary to rent it is clear it is tight. A lot of Italians live with parents or families own apartments that family members live in.
Marcin on Sep 08, 2018:
They have here very skilled pickpoceters working on buses and trains.