Travel budget and cost of living in Italy how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1407* (1190 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 112 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 3368* (2828 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 144 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 62 per person
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 5208* (4368 €)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Italy VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Italy in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Italy in 2019 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
Terni 28% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Terni
Viareggio 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Viareggio
Como 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Como
Siena 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Siena
Civitanova Marche 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Civitanova Marche
Livorno 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Livorno
Florence 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Florence
Milan 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Milan
Venice 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Venice
Cagliari 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cagliari
Rome 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rome
Verona 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Verona
Naples 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Naples
Palermo 25% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Palermo

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Local prices in Italy by expense type

Restaurant budget in Italy

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Italy is essentially the same as in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 24)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 22 to $ 36)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 11)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.4/can
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Italy

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Italy costs 23% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 36 to $ 536)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 40 to $ 672)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 121/night
($ 39 to $ 978)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 168/night
($ 47 to $ 1292)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 349/night
($ 112 to $ 3421)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 85/month
($ 33 to $ 404)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 128/month
($ 39 to $ 1354)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 188/month
($ 42 to $ 2708)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 113/month
($ 32 to $ 1030)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Italy

On average, the price of supermarket food in Italy costs 15% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 4.8)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 9.6 to $ 22)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.9/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.2)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.3)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 20/kg
($ 12 to $ 24)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Italy

On average, the price of transport in Italy is 23% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 42/month
($ 36 to $ 48)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3.6)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2)

145% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 6
($ 4.2 to $ 9)

74% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 34/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 113)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Italy

On average, the cost of housing in Italy costs 20% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 171/month
($ 102 to $ 299)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 34/month
($ 24 to $ 42)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 713/month
($ 478 to $ 1195)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 537/month
($ 359 to $ 837)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1252/month
($ 837 to $ 2151)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 894/month
($ 598 to $ 1434)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 58/month
($ 36 to $ 84)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 518/month
($ 299 to $ 777)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 18148/yr
($ 8365 to $ 22703)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Italy

On average, budget for leisure activities in Italy is 9% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.6/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 15 to $ 42)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Italy

On average, shopping budget in Italy is 30% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.5/pack
($ 6 to $ 6.6)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 95
($ 60 to $ 120)

101% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 38
($ 24 to $ 60)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 100
($ 72 to $ 132)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 139
($ 84 to $ 204)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Venice
New York City → Venice
New York City → Venice
$ 861
(fair price: $ 662)
New York City → Naples
New York City → Naples
New York City → Naples
$ 850
(fair price: $ 642)
Toronto (Ontario) → Rome
Toronto (Ontario) → Rome
Toronto (Ontario) → Rome
$ 729
(fair price: $ 661)
Los Angeles → Rome
Los Angeles  → Rome
Los Angeles  → Rome
$ 905
(fair price: $ 770)
Los Angeles → Milan
Los Angeles  → Milan
Los Angeles  → Milan
$ 794
(fair price: $ 689)
Dublin → Sicily
Dublin → Sicily
Dublin → Sicily
$ 269
(fair price: $ 229)
New York City → Florence
New York City → Florence
New York City → Florence
$ 709
(fair price: $ 613)
Toronto (Ontario) → Milan
Toronto (Ontario) → Milan
Toronto (Ontario) → Milan
$ 783
(fair price: $ 685)
Manchester → Sicily
Manchester → Sicily
Manchester → Sicily
$ 256
(fair price: $ 211)
Dublin → Verona
Dublin → Verona
Dublin → Verona
$ 262
(fair price: $ 179)
Edinburgh → Naples
Edinburgh → Naples
Edinburgh → Naples
$ 303
(fair price: $ 253)
Dublin → Sardinia
Dublin → Sardinia
Dublin → Sardinia
$ 284
(fair price: $ 224)
Manchester → Sardinia
Manchester → Sardinia
Manchester → Sardinia
$ 265
(fair price: $ 199)
Edinburgh → Florence
Edinburgh → Florence
Edinburgh → Florence
$ 321
(fair price: $ 279)
Manchester → Verona
Manchester → Verona
Manchester → Verona
$ 284
(fair price: $ 242)
Los Angeles → Venice
Los Angeles  → Venice
Los Angeles  → Venice
$ 888
(fair price: $ 775)
New York City → Milan
New York City → Milan
New York City → Milan
$ 720
(fair price: $ 605)
New York City → Sicily
New York City → Sicily
New York City → Sicily
$ 863
(fair price: $ 738)
Manchester → Rome
Manchester → Rome
Manchester → Rome
$ 232
(fair price: $ 200)
London → Verona
London → Verona
London → Verona
$ 150
(fair price: $ 120)
Toronto (Ontario) → Venice
Toronto (Ontario) → Venice
Toronto (Ontario) → Venice
$ 801
(fair price: $ 707)
Edinburgh → Milan
Edinburgh → Milan
Edinburgh → Milan
$ 163
(fair price: $ 140)
London → Rome
London → Rome
London → Rome
$ 128
(fair price: $ 114)
London → Milan
London → Milan
London → Milan
$ 93
(fair price: $ 83)
London → Venice
London → Venice
London → Venice
$ 106
(fair price: $ 94)
Dublin → Milan
Dublin → Milan
Dublin → Milan
$ 152
(fair price: $ 131)
London → Naples
London → Naples
London → Naples
$ 147
(fair price: $ 131)
Edinburgh → Sardinia
Edinburgh → Sardinia
Edinburgh → Sardinia
$ 367
(fair price: $ 272)
Manchester → Venice
Manchester → Venice
Manchester → Venice
$ 224
(fair price: $ 176)
Dublin → Rome
Dublin → Rome
Dublin → Rome
$ 183
(fair price: $ 158)
New York City → Rome
New York City → Rome
New York City → Rome
$ 677
(fair price: $ 621)
Manchester → Milan
Manchester → Milan
Manchester → Milan
$ 128
(fair price: $ 107)
London → Florence
London → Florence
London → Florence
$ 225
(fair price: $ 189)
London → Sicily
London → Sicily
London → Sicily
$ 189
(fair price: $ 163)
Edinburgh → Rome
Edinburgh → Rome
Edinburgh → Rome
$ 242
(fair price: $ 213)
Dublin → Venice
Dublin → Venice
Dublin → Venice
$ 206
(fair price: $ 168)
Manchester → Florence
Manchester → Florence
Manchester → Florence
$ 284
(fair price: $ 251)
London → Sardinia
London → Sardinia
London → Sardinia
$ 175
(fair price: $ 149)
Edinburgh → Sicily
Edinburgh → Sicily
Edinburgh → Sicily
$ 298
(fair price: $ 217)
Dublin → Naples
Dublin → Naples
Dublin → Naples
$ 159
(fair price: $ 143)
Edinburgh → Verona
Edinburgh → Verona
Edinburgh → Verona
$ 294
(fair price: $ 230)
Edinburgh → Venice
Edinburgh → Venice
Edinburgh → Venice
$ 211
(fair price: $ 181)
Manchester → Naples
Manchester → Naples
Manchester → Naples
$ 234
(fair price: $ 177)
Dublin → Florence
Dublin → Florence
Dublin → Florence
$ 322
(fair price: $ 291)
Los Angeles → Naples
Los Angeles  → Naples
Los Angeles  → Naples
$ 971
(fair price: $ 821)
Los Angeles → Florence
Los Angeles  → Florence
Los Angeles  → Florence
$ 1101
(fair price: $ 893)
Toronto (Ontario) → Naples
Toronto (Ontario) → Naples
Toronto (Ontario) → Naples
$ 771
(fair price: $ 636)
Toronto (Ontario) → Florence
Toronto (Ontario) → Florence
Toronto (Ontario) → Florence
$ 748
(fair price: $ 686)

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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 16-03-2019.

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