Italy vs United Kingdom - Cost of Living Comparison

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Italy United Kingdom
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1413
$2189
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3475
$5140
🏠 One person rent
$704
$1383
🏘️ Family rent
$1260
$2363
🍽️ Food expenses
$474
$500
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.5
$151
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1681
$3093
💸 GDP per capita
$34776
$46125
😃 Human freedom index
7.95
8.39
❤️ Life expectancy
82.8
80.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
71
🌐 English speaking %
28.5%
98.3%
🎓 Higher education
92
100
😀 Quality of life
78
90
🏙️ Population
60.3M
67.3M

The average cost of living in Italy ($1413) is 35% less expensive than in the United Kingdom ($2189). Italy ranked 35th vs 12th for the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom. Ranked 32nd and 16th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Italy vs the United Kingdom

We calculate prices for Italy and the United Kingdom as a population-weighted mean of 148 and 277 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 United Kingdom
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.2
$17.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$60.6
$75.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.2
$9.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.16
$6.05
 Cappuccino
$1.72
$4.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.44
$2.26
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$725
$1475
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$507
$1119
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1425
$2574
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$940
$1950
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$175
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$191
$270
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29
$37.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.72%
5.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4382
$8228
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2489
$5250
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.73
$3.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38.7
$84.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.9
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.96
$1.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$1.53
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.93
$1.53
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$3.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$9.31
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$8.67
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$2.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$2.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.91
$3.28
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
$1.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.91
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$2.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.99
$9.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.62
$2.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.21
$16.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.8
$6.84
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.42
$5.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.26
$2.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.32
$2.12
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.5
$45.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.52
$13.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$91.6
$99.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.1
$14.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$79.4
$85.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.4
$95.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$518
$1592
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10250
$18025

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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 the United Kingdom

City Cost of living Population
London
$3339
8.91M
Birmingham
$1999
1.14M
Leeds
$1842
789K
Glasgow
$1877
626K
Edinburgh
$2043
488K
Manchester
$1982
548K
Bristol
$2112
472K
Sheffield
$1775
518K
Coventry
$2332
363K
Liverpool
$1713
513K
Leicester
$1784
464K
Cardiff
$1767
361K
Solihull
$1848
207K
Westminster
$3017
255K
Belfast
$1726
334K
Nottingham
$2011
289K
Brighton and Hove
$1998
277K
Newcastle upon Tyne
$1900
300K
Southampton
$1819
271K
Milton Keynes
$2717
207K
Derby
$1534
255K
York
$1771
208K
Portsmouth
$1913
248K
Bradford
$1543
293K
Ipswich
$1803
290K
Plymouth
$1755
268K
Bolton
$1714
285K
Wolverhampton
$1677
251K
Kingston upon Hull
$1427
260K
Swindon
$1951
222K