Italy vs Sweden - Cost of Living Comparison

Italy Sweden
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1221
$1398
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3026
$3107
🏠 One person rent
$597
$727
🏘️ Family rent
$1059
$1222
🍽️ Food expenses
$405
$440
🚐 Transport expenses
$87.2
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1475
$2744
💸 GDP per capita
$31770
$52274
😃 Human freedom index
8.49
8.83
❤️ Life expectancy
82.3
82.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
85
🌐 English speaking %
28.5%
89%
🎓 Higher education
92
95
😀 Quality of life
73
80
🏙️ Population
60.3M
10.4M

The average cost of living in Italy ($1221) is 13% less expensive than in Sweden ($1398). Italy ranked 38th vs 27th for Sweden 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 2 months in Sweden. Ranked 28th and 12th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Italy vs Sweden

We calculate prices for Italy and Sweden as a population-weighted mean of 148 and 60 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 Sweden
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.4
$10.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.4
$62.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.2
$8.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.62
$6.72
 Cappuccino
$1.53
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.12
$1.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$599
$780
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$433
$609
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1168
$1411
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$799
$1032
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$102
$54.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$83.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.7
$29.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.75%
2.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3920
$5790
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2278
$3750
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.5
$3.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$36.5
$76.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.3
$21.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.06
$1.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$1.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.52
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.12
$3.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.99
$9.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$2.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$2.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$2.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.96
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.92
$9.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.79
$6.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.1
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.98
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.13
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.8
$35.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.72
$13.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$85.7
$23.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.4
$22.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.6
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.9
$88.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$456
$132
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9600
$3326

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Cities Comparison in Italy vs Sweden

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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 Sweden

City Cost of living Population
Stockholm
$1802
979K
Gothenburg
$1442
605K
Malmo
$1388
324K
Uppsala
$1396
165K
Vasteras
$1359
129K
Orebro
$1216
126K
Linkoping
$1328
116K
Helsingborg
$1356
114K
Lund
$1287
94.4K
Norrkoping
$1307
97.9K
Jonkoping
$1380
100K
Solna
$1797
84.6K
Sollentuna
$1266
75.3K
Taby
$1791
74.3K
Umea
$1234
90.4K
Halmstad
$1218
71.3K
Eskilstuna
$1087
70.3K
Karlstad
$1135
65.9K
Lidingo
$1719
44.1K
Sodertalje
$1362
75.8K
Boras
$1132
74K
Uddevalla
$1118
57.2K
Lulea
$1074
49.1K
Gavle
$1154
77.6K
Vaxjo
$1218
71K
Trollhattan
$1057
50.4K
Tumba
$1213
42.9K
Sundsvall
$1061
58.8K
Hassleholm
$1059
52.4K
Ostersund
$1009
52.8K