Cost of Living Comparison

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COMPARED TO
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France is 2.9% cheaper than Italy.

If you lived in Italy instead of France, you would:
local_dining

pay 1.4% less for restaurants

  France help_outline Italy help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $14.66
€12.85
$15.72
€13.79
+7.3%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$9.26
€8.12
$8.69
€7.62
-6.1%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.57
€2.26
$2.32
€2.03
-9.9%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.75
€1.53
$1.11
€0.97
-36.4%

France vs. Italy - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 12.5% less for groceries

  France help_outline Italy help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.48
€1.29
$1.76
€1.55
+19.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.55
€6.62
$6.62
€5.80
-12.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.03
€3.53
$4.63
€4.06
+15.0%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.68
€2.35
$2.84
€2.49
+5.7%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.89
€4.29
$4.29
€3.76
-12.3%
Apples (1 lb) $1.19
€1.04
$0.90
€0.79
-24.0%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.99
€0.87
$0.85
€0.75
-14.0%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.12
€0.98
$0.88
€0.77
-21.7%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.25
€1.09
$0.93
€0.82
-25.4%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.85
€0.74
$0.62
€0.54
-26.7%
Onions (1 lb) $0.79
€0.69
$0.64
€0.56
-18.2%

France vs. Italy - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 3.0% more for transportation

  France help_outline Italy help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.07
€5.32
$6.48
€5.68
+6.8%
Monthly public transit pass $48.62
€42.64
$41.17
€36.10
-15.3%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $22,466.78
€19,701.14
$23,149.04
€20,299.42
+3.0%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $20.24
€17.75
$19.79
€17.35
-2.2%

France vs. Italy - Cost of transportation
home

pay 10.2% less for housing

  France help_outline Italy help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$30.15
€26.44
$31.10
€27.28
+3.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $642.18
€563.13
$575.47
€504.63
-10.4%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $512.04
€449.01
$439.40
€385.31
-14.2%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$117.18
€102.75
$123.32
€108.14
+5.2%

France vs. Italy - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 3.9% more for childcare

  France help_outline Italy help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $639.54
€560.82
$439.88
€385.73
-31.2%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $16,851.68
€14,777.26
$17,733.13
€15,550.20
+5.2%

France vs. Italy - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 9.9% more for entertainment and sports

  France help_outline Italy help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $6.03
€5.29
$4.95
€4.34
-17.9%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.76
€2.42
$1.49
€1.31
-46.0%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.73
€7.66
$5.90
€5.17
-32.5%
Monthly membership at local gym $40.06
€35.13
$53.68
€47.07
+34.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $10.78
€9.45
$9.12
€8.00
-15.4%

France vs. Italy - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 1.0% more for clothing

  France help_outline Italy help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$88.34
€77.46
$85.59
€75.05
-3.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$36.59
€32.09
$35.05
€30.73
-4.2%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$89.56
€78.53
$91.44
€80.19
+2.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $122.42
€107.35
$128.29
€112.50
+4.8%

France vs. Italy - Cost of clothing
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