Cost of Living in Rome

Summary about cost of living in Rome, Italy:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 10.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 45.00-90.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 3.50-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.26 € 1.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 € 1.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.12 € 1.00-2.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.66 € 3.79-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.61 € 0.84-3.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.68-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.74 € 1.80-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.21 € 4.08-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.98 € 2.27-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.34 € 4.54-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.68-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.54-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.59-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.45-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.45-1.59
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.25 € 0.50-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.72 € 0.30-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 3.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.28 € 1.00-2.30
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 € 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.65 € 5.20-6.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.50-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 € 30.00-40.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 3.00-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 € 1.77-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 € 27.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.63 € 5.11-6.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,500.00 € 20,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,313.64 € 23,000.00-28,500.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 183.87 € 100.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 € 0.09-0.22
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.77 € 25.00-43.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.11 € 35.00-95.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.73 € 15.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 € 8.00-13.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 468.95 € 300.00-658.33
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,458.33 € 5,000.00-17,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.96 € 50.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.00 € 18.00-65.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.19 € 60.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.38 € 75.00-220.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 966.30 € 750.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 674.81 € 500.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,981.48 € 1,400.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,207.41 € 900.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 643.31 € 464.51-1,068.38
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 308.63 € 260.13-380.90
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,440.62 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.03 1.00-4.00

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Last update: June 2021
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20 Comments so far
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.
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?