France vs Italy - Cost of Living Comparison

France Italy
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$1221
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$3026
🏠 One person rent
$708
$597
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$1059
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$405
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$87.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$1475
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$31770
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
8.49
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
56
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
28.5%
🎓 Higher education
87
92
😀 Quality of life
74
73
🏙️ Population
67.1M
60.3M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 12% more expensive than in Italy ($1221). France ranked 29th vs 38th for Italy in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in France compared to 1.2 months in Italy. Ranked 26th and 28th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Italy

We calculate prices for France and Italy as a population-weighted mean of 151 and 148 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

France Italy
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$13.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$52.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$8.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$4.62
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$2.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$599
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$433
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$1168
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$799
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$102
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$158
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$27.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
1.75%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$3920
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$2278
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$1.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$36.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$16.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$2.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$1.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$3.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$8.99
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$1.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$2.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$5.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$1.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$5.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$10.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$1.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$46.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$8.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$85.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$14.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$74.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$84.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$456
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$9600

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Cities Comparison in France vs Italy

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K

In Italy

City Cost of living Population
Rome
$1546
2.87M
Milan
$1657
1.37M
Turin
$1134
871K
Naples
$1085
966K
Palermo
$984
668K
Genoa
$1235
580K
Bologna
$1281
393K
Florence
$1317
381K
Bari
$1215
323K
Venice
$1357
261K
Verona
$1237
257K
Catania
$1055
312K
Trieste
$1300
204K
Parma
$1282
196K
Padua
$1170
210K
Brescia
$1200
197K
Modena
$1285
185K
Reggio Emilia
$1103
172K
Messina
$822
234K
Syracuse
$908
121K
Prato
$1295
193K
Monza
$1290
124K
Reggio Calabria
$848
181K
Perugia
$998
166K
Taranto
$937
198K
Ferrara
$1072
132K
Rimini
$1207
149K
Ravenna
$1183
159K
Trento
$1218
118K
Cagliari
$1206
154K