Germany vs Italy - Cost of Living Comparison

Germany Italy
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1325
$1221
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3223
$3026
🏠 One person rent
$720
$597
🏘️ Family rent
$1340
$1059
🍽️ Food expenses
$370
$405
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$87.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2611
$1475
💸 GDP per capita
$46253
$31770
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
8.49
❤️ Life expectancy
80.9
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
80
56
🌐 English speaking %
56.3%
28.5%
🎓 Higher education
94
92
😀 Quality of life
79
73
🏙️ Population
83.1M
60.3M

The average cost of living in Germany ($1325) is 8% more expensive than in Italy ($1221). Germany ranked 30th 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 2 months in Germany compared to 1.2 months in Italy. Ranked 17th and 28th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Germany vs Italy

We calculate prices for Germany and Italy as a population-weighted mean of 662 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.

Germany Italy
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$13.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.6
$52.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.42
$8.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.72
$4.62
 Cappuccino
$3
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.43
$2.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$667
$599
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$519
$433
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1374
$1168
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1025
$799
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$102
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$212
$158
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.1
$27.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.98%
1.75%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5740
$3920
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4180
$2278
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.86
$1.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.5
$36.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$16.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.11
$2.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.59
$3.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.39
$8.99
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$1.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.81
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.59
$5.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.69
$1.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.08
$5.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.86
$10.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.47
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.42
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$1.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.7
$46.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.3
$8.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.3
$85.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$15
$14.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.6
$74.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.7
$84.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$330
$456
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11602
$9600

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Cities Comparison in Germany vs Italy

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K

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