Travel budget in Italy

Italy: calculate your travel budget

Italy: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Italy for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 85 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1786* (1498 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 127 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 3631* (3038 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 159 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 69 per person
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 5583* (4676 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Italy in 2023

Cost of living: Italy VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Italy in 2023 is 7% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Italy by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Italy compared to the national average.

Cities /Italy View Details
Milan 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Milan
Vicenza 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vicenza
Como 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Como
Bergamo 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bergamo
Piacenza 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Piacenza
Siena 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Siena
Florence 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Florence
Rome 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rome
Venice 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Venice
Bologna 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bologna
Pisa 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Pisa
Verona 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Verona
Palermo 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Palermo
Bari 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bari
Cagliari 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cagliari
Naples 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Naples
Alghero 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Alghero
Catane 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Catane
Olbia 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Olbia

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Local prices in Italy by expense type

Italy: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Italy costs 18% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 30)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 24 to $ 54)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 9.6 to $ 12)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 7.2)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 1.7 to $ 3.6)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Italy: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Italy costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 70 to $ 175)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 78 to $ 216)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 83 to $ 262)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 183/night
($ 116 to $ 314)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 428/night
($ 285 to $ 692)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 98/month
($ 75 to $ 144)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 230/month
($ 139 to $ 373)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 212/month
($ 114 to $ 432)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 134/month
($ 78 to $ 274)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 232/month
($ 132 to $ 455)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Italy: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Italy costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.5/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 5.7)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 11/kg
($ 5.7 to $ 16)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.8)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Italy: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Italy is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.4/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.6)

110% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 6
($ 3.9 to $ 12)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Car hire
Car hire
$ 26/24hrs
($ 6 to $ 125)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Italy: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Italy is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 11/ticket
($ 9 to $ 15)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 16 to $ 33)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Italy: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Italy is 15% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7/pack
($ 6.5 to $ 7.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 94
($ 48 to $ 132)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 18 to $ 60)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Milan
Manchester → Milan
Manchester → Milan
$ 77
(fair price: $ 65)
London → Rome
London → Rome
London → Rome
$ 103
(fair price: $ 79)
Manchester → Rome
Manchester → Rome
Manchester → Rome
$ 122
(fair price: $ 107)
London → Milan
London → Milan
London → Milan
$ 58
(fair price: $ 44)
New York City → Rome
New York City → Rome
New York City → Rome
$ 579
(fair price: $ 512)
London → Venice
London → Venice
London → Venice
$ 96
(fair price: $ 78)
London → Catane
London → Catane
London → Catane
$ 95
(fair price: $ 77)
London → Palermo
London → Palermo
London → Palermo
$ 94
(fair price: $ 79)
London → Cagliari
London → Cagliari
London → Cagliari
$ 114
(fair price: $ 95)
Manchester → Palermo
Manchester → Palermo
Manchester → Palermo
$ 143
(fair price: $ 120)
London → Olbia
London → Olbia
London → Olbia
$ 143
(fair price: $ 118)
Manchester → Catane
Manchester → Catane
Manchester → Catane
$ 156
(fair price: $ 128)


About the information on the cost of living in Italy

The information about the cost of living in Italy shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Italy updated on 02-02-2023.

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