Prices in Italy

What are the supermarket prices in Italy? Is the cost of living in Italy are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in Italy and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Italy: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 17 hours ago)

Currency in Italy to euro (EUR €). For 9.9 US dollars you can get 8.53 euros. For 99 US dollars you can get 85.3 euros. And the other way: For 9.9 euros you can get 11.5 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in Italy? What are the prices and costs in the islands belonging to Italy? See here: Prices on islands and cities in Italy

Prices: Sardinia   Sicily   Ischia   Elba   Capri   Bologna   Brescia   Catania   Ferrara   Florence   Foggia   Genoa   Latina   Livorno   Messina  

In general, given the different costs, there are no significant differences in Italy from costs in United States. Food is 13% cheaper. As far as restaurant prices are concerned, they will be similar to prices in United States The cost of living in Italy is comparable to the cost of living in United States. If we want to use our free time for entertainment or sport, we have to focus on spending more money by 33%.

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in Italy


Are hotels expensive in Italy? How much will we pay for a room in Italy?

The average price of accommodation in Italy is $110 (€95). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $65 (€56) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $46 (€40). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Italy in $75 (€64). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $99 (€85) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $150 (€130) in Italy If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $320 (€280)


And if you plan a trip to a given region of the world, maybe cheaper than in Italy will be in nearby countries? See prices in: San Marino, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Albania.

Food

Current overview: food prices Italy

Living

Current overview: cost of living Italy

Comparison of selected prices in Italy with prices in United States:

fees

$180 ($110 - $330)
12% more than in United States

internet

$33 ($29 - $46)
by half less than in United States

jeans pants

$88 ($34 - $110)
twice as much as in United States

average earnings

$1.6K
by half less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$680 ($460 - $1.3K)
by half less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$850 ($570 - $1.8K)
by half less than in United States

bread

$1.8 ($0.92 - $3.4)
32% less than in United States

cheese

$14 ($8 - $26)
31% more than in United States

rice

$2.3 ($1.1 - $3.4)
by half less than in United States

tomatoes

$2.3 ($1.1 - $3.4)
by half less than in United States

bananas

$1.9 ($1.1 - $3.4)
24% more than in United States

wine

$5.7 ($3.4 - $11)
by half less than in United States

cheap restaurant

$17 ($8 - $23)
16% more than in United States

local beer

$5.2 ($3.4 - $6.9)
4.4% more than in United States

coffee

$1.6 ($1.1 - $2.3)
62% less than in United States

bottle of water

$1.2 ($0.87 - $1.7)
21% less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$9.2 ($8 - $10)
16% more than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$2.4 ($1.4 - $3.4)
28% more than in United States

Price changes in previous years in Italy

Has the price of bread increased in Italy?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2010: $2.1(€1.8), 2011: $1.9(€1.6), 2012: $1.8(€1.5), 2013: $1.9(€1.6), 2014: $1.7(€1.5), 2015: $1.6(€1.4), 2016: $1.7(€1.5), 2017: $1.7(€1.5), and 2018: $1.7(€1.5).

Italy price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2010-2018
Italy price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $2(€1.7), 2016: $1.9(€1.6), 2017: $2(€1.7), and 2018: $1.9(€1.6)

Italy price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
Italy price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in Italy?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2010: $14(€12), 2011: $17(€15), 2012: $17(€15), 2013: $17(€15), 2014: $17(€14), 2015: $17(€15), 2016: $17(€15), 2017: $17(€15), and 2018: $17(€15)

Italy price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2010-2018
Italy price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2010: $650(€560), 2011: $760(€660), 2012: $700(€600), 2013: $720(€620), 2014: $680(€590), 2015: $720(€620), 2016: $710(€610), 2017: $730(€630), and 2018: $790(€680)

Italy price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2010-2018
Italy price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
Italy price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2011-2018
Italy price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com