Cost of Living in Rome

Summary about cost of living in Rome, Italy:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 9.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 40.00-90.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 € 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.29 € 1.00-2.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 € 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.07 € 1.00-2.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.34 € 3.03-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.65 € 0.91-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.07 € 0.68-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.68 € 1.80-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.88 € 4.08-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.94 € 2.27-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.93 € 4.54-9.98
Apples (1 lb) 0.87 € 0.59-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.45-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.54-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.45-1.59
Potato (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.45-1.59
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.33 € 0.50-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.59 € 0.30-1.20
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 3.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.25 € 1.00-2.20
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 € 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.80 € 5.20-6.00
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.50-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 € 35.00-40.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 3.00-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 € 1.77-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 € 27.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.72 € 5.11-6.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,500.00 € 20,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,906.67 € 22,000.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 172.65 € 100.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 € 0.09-0.22
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.76 € 25.00-37.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.07 € 40.00-95.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.31 € 15.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 € 8.00-13.00
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 474.64 € 350.00-658.33
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,852.94 € 5,000.00-17,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.38 € 50.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.18 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.48 € 60.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.94 € 80.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 932.19 € 750.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 644.55 € 500.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,946.00 € 1,300.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,199.68 € 900.00-1,600.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 637.65 € 418.06-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 297.61 € 232.26-380.90
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,450.20 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.20 1.00-4.00

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23 Comments so far
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.
Barbara Lyon on Jan 28, 2018:
How can I get a copy of the cost listing pages at the beginning of this message?
@Anonym on Dec 29, 2017:
Numbers are pretty much fine.

Mid class educated people can earn 2500 eur or more but all the others have very low wages for the cost of life of Rome.

That btw isn’t much different from other Europeans capitals like London, Paris and Berlin where 80% of the people struggle to make ends meet.

For my experience as an expat in Italy mid-small cities have the biggest chunk of mid class people and the best quality of life like Verona, Trento, Bozen, Modena ... there most of the people have an ok economic life
Anonymous on Dec 19, 2017:
How come Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,460.38 and 1 bedroom appt. in City is 954.55 !!!!
it doesn't add up guys?
roland on Dec 18, 2017:
#Vin I agree totally with you man!! Italy is utterly is country that cannot be a real country like France, UK and Germany. In terms of bureaucracy, politics, all kinds of industry, it is coruupted and wicked to the bone! IT's sheerly hopeless except for Nigerian mafia collobarating with the italian mafia by african prostitutes and turning african men into criminals. because guess what? this country has no job prospects even for their own citizens!fpr decades thanks to the tourism they created an illusion as if they were a civilized country but it's been falling apart lately and now we're able to see the bitter reality.
Errr on Oct 30, 2017:
Rome is as expensive as many other capitals of Western Europe sans Berlin that is way cheaper...

For a good mid class life a couple needs a net salary of approx 2000 eur for each member.

Unfortunately, even skilled jobs often don’t pay that much.
Gaetano on Oct 20, 2017:
No, if you have a baby you need at least 3500 euro/month for your family to live well in Rome.
Javi on Oct 18, 2017:
Guys, is 1100 euro/month enough for a young couple with an infant baby for living in Rome?
Bobo on Feb 06, 2017:
what about the gay ass sex? how is it in Italy? are the Italian men with big uncut cazzo?
Prof on Jan 18, 2017:
ahaha, guy compares Italy with Russia, I am from Russia.
"In the future also Brazil and Russia will kick your ass". Actually the standard of living in Russia(and i think in Brazil too) is not comparable with the Italian. We have average salary 450 euro, but median salary(salary of most people) 300 euro, exept Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. 75% of people in Russia lives from 100 to 450 euro, and on this site russian net salary does not reflect reality(because this salary is presented only among the 5 biggest cities). Food prices almost like in Italy(Italians have the opportunity to buy food at Russian prices), mortgage 13% gives an overpayment for 20 years 180%, 2,8 prices of flat (instead of 40-50keuro,112-140keuro, in Moscow instead of 150keuro,420keuro). We only have cheap services because of the small salary.
Anonymous on Jan 07, 2017:
Italy is 6th (with the new data) and eight (with the old olne) as net national net.Italy can buy several times Brazil,India,Russia and so on)))Read better Credit Suisse S.A. Global wealoth net report 2016 Databook.I talked to these people in Zurich hehe)))
Marcello on Jan 07, 2017:

Read this eastern guy that hates Italy)))
Vin on Jan 04, 2017:
Ok, I know, you do the "dirty work" for the government to sponsor Italy, hoping that strangers and tourists visiting this website will go to Italy.


Let's read the report by Credit Suisse.
Here it is.

Pag. 142, the table gives "Wealth per adult (in USD)"

Do you see the trend, genius?


Sweden wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 93,486
New Zealand wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 114,734
Germany wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 117,149
Austria wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 119,174
Ireland wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 119,440
France wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 135,222
Denmark wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 137,267
Norway wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 140,648
Canada wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 141,335
Singapore wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 148,425
Italy wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2000 was: 156,304

And see now.

Germany wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 202,402
Italy wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 221,107
Austria wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 225,166
Ireland wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 234,552
Sweden wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 258,490
France wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 267,097
Singapore wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 283,305
Denmark wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 283,968
Canada wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 304,772
New Zealand wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 316,156
Norway wealth per adult (constant exchange rate) in 2016 is: 374,930

You lost many positions in wealth per adult. Soon even Germany will surpass Italy. I have not included Australia, USA, UK, Japan because in 2000 were still wealthier than Italy.

Welcome to globalization, beggar.
Anonymous on Jan 04, 2017:
Italy is the 8th wealthiest state on Earth and with the new data ISTAT according to Credit Suisse will be the 6th in 2017.I'm sorry ))))
Vin on Jan 03, 2017:
Marcello, Walter, Giovanni or whatever you call, nazionalista ignorante che non è mai uscito da Cernusco Citeriore.

Everybody knows I'm saying the truth.
Get a life.

Italy was a great nation in the past, when the americans after the IIWW gave you the money to recover ("Piano INA-Casa" was financed with the money given by the US).
But this was a long time ago.
Now you're fucked up.
You have no more decent industries, all the smart people are going away from Italy.
Your "human" export is: PhDs, engineers, mathematicians, phyisicists and so on.
You "human" import is: caregivers, construction workers, waiters and so on.

Ahah, so hilarious.

And yes, many italian families nowadays are still wealthier than germans and french because italians own many properties (thank the Marshall Plan, guy).
But if you own properties and the jobs are disappearing, soon (in the next 10-20 years) all your wealth will be lost. Your wealth and even the wealth of your children, genius.

Do you think Italy is the best country in the world? Good for you.
Do you think italians are wealth because you inherited some lands, some houses or some shop from "mamma" and "papà" and without "mamma" and "papà" now you would be beggin' in the street for a pizza? Good!
I'm sipping my Martini from the mainland watching the sinking ship.
And guess what: I don't give a fuck.