Cost of living in Bologna, Italy

Summary of cost of living in Bologna

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,027
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,408
  • Bologna is the 3rd cheapest city in Italy (6 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Bologna is cheaper than in 76% of cities in Western Europe (48 out of 63)
  • Cost of living in Bologna is cheaper than in 55% of cities in the World (142 out of 258)

List of prices in Bologna, Italy. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.32
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.21
12 eggs, large €3.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.45
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of coca-cola €2.13
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €979
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €745
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €113
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €713
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €518
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €79
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €21
40” flat screen tv €489
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €126
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.50
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €83
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €25
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €100
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €136
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,816
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.55
Monthly ticket public transport €36
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €97
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €5.56
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.94
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.94
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.43
Tube of toothpaste €2.47
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €51
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €59
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.60
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.13
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €480
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €60
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.37
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 107 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: April 03, 2020

Bologna position in our World Ranking

the world
142nd
out of 258
western europe
48th
out of 63
italy
6th
out of 8

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