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:

  • $ 77 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1659* (1400 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 10.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 3326* (2786 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 139 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 66 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 5116* (4284 €)

* 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 2021

Cost of living: Italy VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Italy in 2021 is 7% higher 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
Como 31% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Como
Viareggio 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Viareggio
Bergamo 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bergamo
Pordenone 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Pordenone
Venice 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Venice
La Spezia 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in La Spezia
Milan 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Milan
Florence 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Florence
Rome 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rome
Verona 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Verona
Cagliari 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cagliari
Palermo 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Palermo
Naples 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Naples

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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 3% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 9.9 to $ 24)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 24 to $ 48)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 11)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 7.2)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.5/can
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Italy: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Italy costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 66 to $ 133)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 73 to $ 147)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 85 to $ 165)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 107 to $ 232)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 355/night
($ 260 to $ 481)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 87/month
($ 67 to $ 114)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 144/month
($ 95 to $ 219)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 182/month
($ 112 to $ 288)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 114/month
($ 76 to $ 173)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 202/month
($ 128 to $ 318)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Italy: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Italy costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1 to $ 3.6)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.3/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 5)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 15)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Italy: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Italy is 40% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2)

163% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 6
($ 3.8 to $ 11)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 34/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 114)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Italy: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Italy is 15% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.2/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 15)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 15 to $ 34)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Italy: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Italy is 30% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.6/pack
($ 6.2 to $ 7.2)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 91
($ 36 to $ 120)

106% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 38
($ 18 to $ 60)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Rome
London → Rome
London → Rome
$ 91
(fair price: $ 73)
London → Milan
London → Milan
London → Milan
$ 66
(fair price: $ 44)
Manchester → Milan
Manchester → Milan
Manchester → Milan
$ 88
(fair price: $ 71)
Manchester → Rome
Manchester → Rome
Manchester → Rome
$ 132
(fair price: $ 106)
London → Venice
London → Venice
London → Venice
$ 97
(fair price: $ 75)
London → Naples
London → Naples
London → Naples
$ 104
(fair price: $ 82)


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 10-07-2021.

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