Italy vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

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Italy United States
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1413
$2441
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3475
$5701
🏠 One person rent
$704
$1558
🏘️ Family rent
$1260
$2723
🍽️ Food expenses
$474
$619
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.5
$105
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1681
$4820
💸 GDP per capita
$34776
$76330
😃 Human freedom index
7.95
8.39
❤️ Life expectancy
82.8
76.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
69
🌐 English speaking %
28.5%
95.5%
🎓 Higher education
92
100
😀 Quality of life
78
87
🏙️ Population
60.3M
331M

The average cost of living in Italy ($1413) is 42% less expensive than in the United States ($2441). Italy ranked 35th vs 6th for the United States 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 the United States. Ranked 32nd and 21st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Italy vs the United States

We calculate prices for Italy and the United States as a population-weighted mean of 148 and 2202 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 States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.2
$18.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$60.6
$73.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.2
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.16
$6.06
 Cappuccino
$1.72
$5.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.44
$2.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$725
$1616
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$507
$1304
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1425
$2877
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$940
$2357
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$191
$191
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29
$67.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.72%
6.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4382
$6383
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2489
$4668
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.73
$2.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38.7
$72.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.9
$18.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.96
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.93
$3.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$4.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$3.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$11.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$4.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.77
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$4.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.91
$4.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$2.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
$2.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$1.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$2.51
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.99
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.62
$2.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.21
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.8
$9.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.42
$5.73
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.26
$4.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.32
$2.07
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.5
$50.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.52
$14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$91.6
$116
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.1
$20.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$79.4
$53.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.4
$89.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$518
$1471
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10250
$20082

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Cities Comparison in Italy vs the United States

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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 States

City Cost of living Population
New York City
$4036
8.8M
Los Angeles
$3252
3.9M
Chicago
$2634
2.75M
Houston
$2209
2.3M
Phoenix
$2388
1.61M
San Diego
$3469
1.39M
Philadelphia
$2436
1.6M
Dallas
$2490
1.3M
San Jose
$3633
1.01M
San Francisco
$3789
874K
San Antonio
$2212
1.43M
Seattle
$3008
737K
Austin
$2612
962K
Washington
$3112
690K
Charlotte
$2725
875K
Jacksonville
$2377
950K
Fort Worth
$2269
919K
Hempstead
$2621
793K
Boston
$3315
676K
Indianapolis
$2148
888K
Denver
$2769
716K
Columbus
$2188
906K
Nashville
$2651
689K
Louisville
$2018
633K
Atlanta
$2593
499K
Detroit
$1987
639K
Portland
$2596
653K
Baltimore
$2221
586K
Memphis
$1757
633K
El Paso
$1612
679K