Cost of living in Milan, Italy

Summary of cost of living in Milan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,018
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,177
  • Milan is the 2nd most expensive city in Italy (2 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Milan is more expensive than in 63% of cities in Western Europe (32 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Milan is more expensive than in 59% of cities in the World (95 out of 230)
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List of prices in Milan
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.73
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.47
12 eggs, large €3.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.60
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €10
2 liters of coca-cola €1.78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.97
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,716
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,367
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,006
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €729
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €114
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen tv €358
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €119
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.11
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €79
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €119
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €28,805
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.79
Monthly ticket public transport €35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €22
Personal Care Update prices
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) €83
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €5.53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.09
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.66
Tube of toothpaste €2.08
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €50
2 tickets to the movies €20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €95
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €90
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.11
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.13
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €492
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district €70
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.96
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 159 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2022

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Milan position in our World Ranking

the world
95th
out of 230
western europe
32nd
out of 83
italy
2nd
out of 11

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