Italy vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

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Italy Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1413
$1373
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3475
$3095
🏠 One person rent
$704
$776
🏘️ Family rent
$1260
$1235
🍽️ Food expenses
$474
$391
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.5
$85.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1681
$1877
💸 GDP per capita
$34776
$29675
😃 Human freedom index
7.95
8.03
❤️ Life expectancy
82.8
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
60
🌐 English speaking %
28.5%
22%
🎓 Higher education
92
91
😀 Quality of life
78
80
🏙️ Population
60.3M
47.4M

The average cost of living in Italy ($1413) is 3% more expensive than in Spain ($1373). Italy ranked 35th vs 39th for Spain 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 1.4 months in Spain. Ranked 32nd and 30th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Italy vs Spain

We calculate prices for Italy and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 148 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.2
$13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$60.6
$45.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.2
$9.09
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.16
$3.23
 Cappuccino
$1.72
$2.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.44
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$725
$811
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$507
$624
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1425
$1355
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$940
$1011
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$81.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$191
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29
$33.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.72%
3.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4382
$3535
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2489
$2298
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.73
$1.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38.7
$35.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.9
$14.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.96
$1.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.93
$1.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$1.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$2.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$7.72
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$13.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$2.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$1.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.91
$2.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$2.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.99
$5.98
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.62
$1.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.21
$5.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.8
$9.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.42
$3.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.26
$1.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.32
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.5
$42.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.52
$8.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$91.6
$68.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.1
$14.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$79.4
$74.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.4
$79.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$518
$428
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10250
$8218

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Italy

City Cost of living Population
Rome
$1675
2.87M
Milan
$2057
1.37M
Turin
$1359
871K
Naples
$1330
966K
Genoa
$1448
559K
Palermo
$1158
668K
Bologna
$1581
393K
Florence
$1620
381K
Bari
$1321
323K
Verona
$1379
257K
Venice
$1434
255K
Catania
$1197
312K
Prato
$1436
193K
Messina
$1119
234K
Trieste
$1280
204K
Padua
$1580
210K
Brescia
$1439
197K
Modena
$1511
185K
Parma
$1435
196K
Reggio Emilia
$1289
172K
Livorno
$1374
158K
Latina
$1046
126K
Foggia
$1146
147K
Rimini
$1458
149K
Taranto
$1115
198K
Perugia
$1060
166K
Ravenna
$1232
159K
Forli
$1560
118K
Monza
$1562
124K
Bergamo
$1297
121K

In Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1682
3.28M
Barcelona
$1758
1.64M
Valencia
$1392
792K
Tenerife
$1649
932K
Malaga
$1438
579K
Seville
$1335
682K
Zaragoza
$1332
673K
Murcia
$1210
673K
Bilbao
$1498
344K
Palma de Mallorca
$1660
416K
Alicante
$1336
339K
Pamplona
$1310
203K
Gijon
$1194
268K
Valladolid
$1162
296K
Terrassa
$1397
224K
Las Palmas
$1145
379K
San Sebastian
$1528
188K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1378
254K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1553
265K
Cordoba
$1057
320K
Sabadell
$1442
216K
Vigo
$1178
292K
Badalona
$1976
224K
Granada
$1174
229K
A Coruna
$1143
245K
Oviedo
$1123
186K
Jerez de la Frontera
$914
213K
Cartagena
$977
217K
Elche
$1147
236K
Santander
$1147
172K