Cost of Living in Bologna

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1281
$3212
🛋️ Without rent
$648
$2091
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$633
$1122
🍽️ Food
$423
$1122
🚐 Transport
$88.2
$245
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1522
😀 Quality of life
81
🏙️ Population
393K

The average cost of living in Bologna is $1281, which is in the top 35% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3240th out of 9294 in our global list, 16th out of 148 in Italy, and 3rd out of 13 in Emilia-Romagna.

The median after-tax salary is $1522, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months. Ranked 300th (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 8th best city to live in Italy, and 1st most liveable city in Emilia-Romagna. With an estimated population of 393K, Bologna is the 7th largest city in Italy.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 19.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 98 University of Bologna
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Prices in Bologna

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$51.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.55
 Cappuccino
$1.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$657
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$460
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1142
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$876
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$167
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.87%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4157
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2965
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.53
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$37
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.74
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.04
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.52
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$82.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$83.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$97.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$583
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12827

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