India vs Italy - Cost of Living Comparison

India Italy
🚶 Cost of living one person
$416
$1221
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1027
$3026
🏠 One person rent
$165
$597
🏘️ Family rent
$317
$1059
🍽️ Food expenses
$164
$405
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.3
$87.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$620
$1475
💸 GDP per capita
$1928
$31770
😃 Human freedom index
6.39
8.49
❤️ Life expectancy
69.9
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
56
🌐 English speaking %
10.6%
28.5%
🎓 Higher education
73
92
😀 Quality of life
51
73
🏙️ Population
1.33B
60.3M

The average cost of living in India ($416) is 66% less expensive than in Italy ($1221). India ranked 190th 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 1.5 months in India compared to 1.2 months in Italy. Ranked 85th and 28th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in India vs Italy

We calculate prices for India and Italy as a population-weighted mean of 220 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.

India Italy
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.93
$13.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.3
$52.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.88
$8.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$4.62
 Cappuccino
$1.84
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$181
$599
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$116
$433
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$400
$1168
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$799
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.3
$102
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.2
$158
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.72
$27.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.33%
1.75%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1696
$3920
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$2278
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$1.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.7
$36.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.63
$16.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$2.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.46
$1.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.96
$3.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.41
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
$8.99
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.82
$15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$2.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.42
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.05
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.76
$5.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.76
$1.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.62
$5.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.91
$10.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.81
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.66
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$1.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.9
$46.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.31
$8.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.6
$85.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.7
$14.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.4
$74.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45.9
$84.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$64.1
$456
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1660
$9600

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Cities Comparison in India vs Italy

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In India

City Cost of living Population
Bangalore
$480
11.3M
Delhi
$486
26.5M
Mumbai
$632
15.4M
Pune
$446
5.95M
Chennai
$425
10.3M
Hyderabad
$477
9.31M
Ahmedabad
$468
7.65M
Jaipur
$359
3.07M
Kolkata
$370
4.5M
Nagpur
$408
2.41M
Surat
$426
5.94M
Visakhapatnam
$492
2.04M
Bhagalpur
$284
3.04M
Mysore
$345
3M
Lucknow
$361
3.38M
Kanpur
$441
2.77M
Mirzapur
$381
2.5M
Kalyan
$353
1.25M
Gurgaon
$493
877K
Madurai
$361
1.56M
Navi Mumbai
$466
1.12M
Ghaziabad
$402
2.38M
Thane
$454
1.89M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Raipur
$351
1.01M
Ludhiana
$391
1.62M
Indore
$340
1.99M
Allahabad
$540
1.54M
Noida
$457
637K
Bilaspur
$301
1.63M

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