Italy vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

Italy Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1221
$868
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3026
$2161
🏠 One person rent
$597
$416
🏘️ Family rent
$1059
$754
🍽️ Food expenses
$405
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$87.2
$60.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1475
$805
💸 GDP per capita
$31770
$10127
😃 Human freedom index
8.49
6.23
❤️ Life expectancy
82.3
71.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
29
🌐 English speaking %
28.5%
11.8%
🎓 Higher education
92
85
😀 Quality of life
73
52
🏙️ Population
60.3M
147M

The average cost of living in Italy ($1221) is 41% more expensive than in Russia ($868). Italy ranked 38th vs 85th for Russia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in Italy compared to 0.9 months in Russia. Ranked 28th and 81st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Italy vs Russia

We calculate prices for Italy and Russia as a population-weighted mean of 148 and 122 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.

Italy Russia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.4
$8.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.4
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.2
$5.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.62
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$1.53
$2.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.12
$1.1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$599
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$433
$306
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1168
$894
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$799
$572
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$102
$71.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.7
$8.43
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.75%
10.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3920
$3247
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2278
$2070
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.5
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$36.5
$26.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.3
$5.54
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.06
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.52
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.12
$1.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.99
$5.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15
$9.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$1.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.96
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.92
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.79
$2.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.1
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.98
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.13
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.8
$38.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.72
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$85.7
$23.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.4
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.6
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.9
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$456
$367
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9600
$6764

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Cities Comparison in Italy vs Russia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1337
12.7M
Saint Petersburg
$1164
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$797
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$883
1.6M
Krasnoyarsk
$775
1.08M
Nizhny Novgorod
$864
1.26M
Kazan
$853
1.24M
Samara
$747
1.17M
Perm
$699
1.05M
Ufa
$709
1.12M
Voronezh
$667
1.05M
Rostov-on-Don
$806
1.13M
Tomsk
$583
573K
Chelyabinsk
$564
1.2M
Omsk
$621
1.18M
Tyumen
$779
745K
Krasnodar
$723
881K
Volgograd
$676
1.02M
Vladivostok
$998
607K
Saratov
$686
845K
Surgut
$849
361K
Khabarovsk
$929
616K
Balashikha
$807
451K
Sterlitamak
$852
280K
Tolyatti
$677
686K
Irkutsk
$719
624K
Sochi
$959
412K
Yaroslavl
$573
608K
Izhevsk
$595
646K
Yakutsk
$944
312K