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:

  • $ 89 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 7.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1872* (1750 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 143 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 10 per person

Total budget:

$ 3776* (3514 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 169 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 63 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 5455* (5068 €)

* 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 2024

Cost of living: Italy VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Italy in 2024 is 4% 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 24% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Milan
Vicenza 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vicenza
Como 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Como
Ravenna 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ravenna
Varese 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Varese
Bologna 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bologna
Florence 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Florence
Cagliari 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cagliari
Palermo 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Palermo
Rome 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rome
Alghero 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Alghero
Catane 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Catane
Naples 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Naples
Venice 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Venice
Olbia 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Olbia
Bari 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bari
Lecce 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Lecce

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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 22% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 11 to $ 27)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 25 to $ 54)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 9.2 to $ 13)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 3.2 to $ 6.5)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.8)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

41% 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 7% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 128/night
($ 66 to $ 344)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 135
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 140/night
($ 66 to $ 398)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 147/night
($ 65 to $ 519)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 204
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 191/night
($ 85 to $ 563)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 435/night
($ 229 to $ 903)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 520
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 116/month
($ 62 to $ 325)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 226/month
($ 95 to $ 658)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 219/month
($ 79 to $ 794)

18% 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
$ 145/month
($ 63 to $ 495)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 265/month
($ 102 to $ 831)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 190

Italy: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Italy costs 28% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.2/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.8)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.3)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.8/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 17)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 5.4)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.9 to $ 2.7)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Italy: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Italy is 51% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.5 to $ 2.4)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.5/km
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.4)

105% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 5.4
($ 3.8 to $ 11)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 76/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 268)

142% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32

Italy: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Italy costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10/ticket
($ 8.1 to $ 13)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 23/hr
($ 13 to $ 36)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Italy: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Italy is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.5/pack
($ 5.9 to $ 6.7)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 85
($ 44 to $ 120)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 22 to $ 54)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Rome
New York City → Rome
New York City → Rome
$ 748
(fair price: $ 565)
New York City → Milan
New York City → Milan
New York City → Milan
$ 668
(fair price: $ 552)
Los Angeles → Rome
Los Angeles  → Rome
Los Angeles  → Rome
$ 986
(fair price: $ 769)
New York City → Venice
New York City → Venice
New York City → Venice
$ 844
(fair price: $ 632)
Los Angeles → Milan
Los Angeles  → Milan
Los Angeles  → Milan
$ 811
(fair price: $ 706)
New York City → Naples
New York City → Naples
New York City → Naples
$ 980
(fair price: $ 663)
London → Palermo
London → Palermo
London → Palermo
$ 121
(fair price: $ 94)
London → Catane
London → Catane
London → Catane
$ 110
(fair price: $ 86)
London → Cagliari
London → Cagliari
London → Cagliari
$ 117
(fair price: $ 91)
New York City → Catane
New York City → Catane
New York City → Catane
$ 798
(fair price: $ 651)
New York City → Palermo
New York City → Palermo
New York City → Palermo
$ 767
(fair price: $ 643)
Manchester → Palermo
Manchester → Palermo
Manchester → Palermo
$ 151
(fair price: $ 120)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Italy updated on 19-02-2024.

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