Cost of Living in Rome

Summary of cost of living in Rome, Italy:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 12.00-22.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 € 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 10.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.47 € 1.20-2.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 € 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.05 € 1.00-1.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.84 € 4.16-7.76
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.58 € 1.13-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.16 € 0.82-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.64 € 2.00-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.85 € 4.54-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.75 € 3.18-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.00 € 5.44-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.68-1.59
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.54-1.59
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.45-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.08 € 0.59-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.45-1.13
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.45-1.13
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 € 0.80-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.38 € 0.20-0.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.50 € 2.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.47 € 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 € 1.20-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 € 5.50-6.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.50-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 € 35.00-35.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 3.00-6.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 € 1.83-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.50 € 28.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.83 € 6.06-7.53
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 24,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,625.00 € 24,000.00-29,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 213.47 € 180.00-350.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.92 € 7.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.56 € 25.00-33.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.06 € 40.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.19 € 12.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.50-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 477.22 € 400.00-750.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,816.67 € 6,000.00-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.09 € 40.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.59 € 20.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.44 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.59 € 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,067.86 € 900.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 663.12 € 600.00-850.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,071.43 € 1,800.00-2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,235.71 € 1,000.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 649.28 € 464.51-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 309.18 € 250.84-418.06
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,706.51 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.78 3.50-7.00

Prices in Rome

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Last update: April 2024
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13 Comments so far
Mikel on Apr 11, 2024:
I disagree with the data.Rome is very expensive.Its so bad,that young Italians have been leaving italy to escape the hight cost of living.
Jack on Aug 30, 2023:
How much salary should a person have in order to have a normal living?
Fabio on Apr 23, 2023:
Just to rectify Anonymous comment Feb 07:
There is a fixed tax on Bank accounts that are over 5000€ (It's a fixed 35€ yearly fee). It is definitely not 6%. Some Banks charge stupid fees but that's another thing.
If you have stocks, there is a Tobin Tax but it is very low (0.1-0.2%).
VAT is 22% since 2013
Taxes on income are bracketed and range between 27-43%.
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.