Cost of living in Palermo, Italy

Summary of cost of living in Palermo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,609
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,128
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Palermo
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.02
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.95
12 eggs, large €2.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.47
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.40
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €2.25
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.96
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €788
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €486
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €107
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €520
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €335
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €86
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen tv €325
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €109
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €3.30
Hourly rate for cleaning help €7
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €78
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €21
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €100
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,043
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.66
Monthly ticket public transport €44
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €11
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €79
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.87
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.37
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.74
Tube of toothpaste €1.70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €26
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €62
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €44
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €5.87
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.88
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €541
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district €44
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.12
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 28 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: January 31, 2023

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