Cost of living in Florence, Italy

Summary of cost of living in Florence

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,510
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,745
  • Florence is the 3rd most expensive city in Italy (3 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Florence is cheaper than in 60% of cities in Western Europe (37 out of 62)
  • Cost of living in Florence is cheaper than in 50% of cities in the World (86 out of 171)
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List of prices in Florence
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.90
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.27
12 eggs, large €3.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.79
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.24
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €1.81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.38
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,218
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,069
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €148
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €879
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €678
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €95
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €26
40” flat screen tv €350
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €113
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €66
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €36
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €124
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €25,044
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.75
Monthly ticket public transport €40
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €69
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.98
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.04
Tube of toothpaste €2.01
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €19
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €37
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €112
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €82
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.63
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.06
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €493
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 €5.50
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 18 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2024

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Florence position in our World Ranking

the world
86th
out of 171
western europe
37th
out of 62
italy
3rd
out of 10

Cheapest and most expensive products in Florence compared to other cities:

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4th
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4th
italy
1st
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1st
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