Cost of living in Milan, Italy

Summary of cost of living in Milan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,720
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,987
  • Milan is the most expensive city in Italy (1 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Milan is more expensive than in 55% of cities in Western Europe (29 out of 62)
  • Cost of living in Milan is more expensive than in 63% of cities in the World (95 out of 257)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.30
12 eggs, large €3.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.07
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of coca-cola €1.70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,590
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,142
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,106
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €801
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €110
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €21
40” flat screen tv €355
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €140
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.80
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €93
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €42
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €95
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €119
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,691
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.58
Monthly ticket public transport €36
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €21
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €80
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.79
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.91
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.70
Tube of toothpaste €1.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €39
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €103
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.57
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.38
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €465
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €96
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.55
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 681 prices entered by 133 different people.
Latest price update: April 07, 2020

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Milan position in our World Ranking

the world
95th
out of 257
western europe
29th
out of 62
italy
1st
out of 8

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

western europe
3rd
western europe
4th

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