Italy vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Italy Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1221
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3026
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$597
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$1059
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$405
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$87.2
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1475
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$31770
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
8.49
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
82.3
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
61
🌐 English speaking %
28.5%
22%
🎓 Higher education
92
90
😀 Quality of life
73
73
🏙️ Population
60.3M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Italy ($1221) is 7% more expensive than in Spain ($1141). Italy ranked 38th vs 46th 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 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 28th and 27th 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
$13.4
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.4
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.2
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.62
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$1.53
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.12
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$599
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$433
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1168
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$799
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$102
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.7
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.75%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3920
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2278
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.5
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$36.5
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.3
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.06
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.52
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.12
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.99
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.96
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.92
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.79
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.1
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.98
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.13
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.8
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.72
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$85.7
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.4
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.6
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.9
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$456
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9600
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Italy vs Spain

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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 Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K