Cost of Living Comparison

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Italy is 2.5 times more expensive than Kingston.

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

pay 2.4 times more for restaurants

  Kingston help_outline Italy help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.77
$607.49
$15.63
€13.71
+227.6%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.29
$800.99
$9.11
€7.99
+44.8%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.82
$104.62
$2.39
€2.09
+190.4%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.64
$82.12
$1.21
€1.06
+87.2%
Average +137.5%

Kingston vs. Italy - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 6.7% more for groceries

  Kingston help_outline Italy help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.90
$242.04
$1.83
€1.61
-3.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.36
$682.51
$7.60
€6.66
+41.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $9.46
$1,204.70
$4.76
€4.17
-49.7%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.43
$308.91
$3.18
€2.79
+31.2%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.74
$222.04
$4.41
€3.87
+152.8%
Apples (1 lb) $3.00
$382.07
$0.95
€0.83
-68.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.87
$110.63
$0.88
€0.78
+1.8%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.26
$160.57
$0.93
€0.82
-26.1%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.70
$89.03
$1.01
€0.88
+44.2%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.89
$113.33
$0.68
€0.60
-23.7%
Onions (1 lb) $1.00
$127.08
$0.73
€0.64
-26.4%
Average +6.7%

Kingston vs. Italy - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 12.3% more for transportation

  Kingston help_outline Italy help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.09
$520.38
$6.87
€6.03
+68.1%
Monthly public transit pass $35.34
$4,499.96
$42.81
€37.54
+21.1%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $28,272.71
$3,599,964.38
$25,515.15
€22,374.26
-9.8%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $28.63
$3,644.96
$19.98
€17.52
-30.2%
Average +12.3%

Kingston vs. Italy - Cost of transportation
home

pay 58.2% more for housing

  Kingston help_outline Italy help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$36.71
$4,674.78
$34.22
€30.01
-6.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $509.10
$64,823.71
$635.99
€557.70
+24.9%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $274.57
$34,961.19
$477.40
€418.64
+73.9%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$57.75
$7,352.94
$139.03
€121.92
+140.8%
Average +58.2%

Kingston vs. Italy - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 8.1 times more for childcare

  Kingston help_outline Italy help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $275.66
$35,099.65
$484.79
€425.12
+75.9%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $830.51
$105,748.95
$11,934.63
€10,465.49
+1337.0%
Average +706.5%

Kingston vs. Italy - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 14.8% more for entertainment and sports

  Kingston help_outline Italy help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.05
$261.00
$4.85
€4.25
+136.5%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.92
$371.25
$1.64
€1.44
-43.7%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.48
$1,079.99
$6.38
€5.60
-24.7%
Monthly membership at local gym $51.94
$6,613.09
$54.20
€47.53
+4.4%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.54
$1,214.99
$9.68
€8.49
+1.4%
Average +14.8%

Kingston vs. Italy - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 91.0% more for clothing

  Kingston help_outline Italy help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$32.69
$4,162.46
$87.08
€76.36
+166.4%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$23.86
$3,037.47
$37.41
€32.80
+56.8%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$53.72
$6,839.93
$96.82
€84.90
+80.2%
Men's business shoes (leather) $79.71
$10,149.90
$128.04
€112.28
+60.6%
Average +91.0%

Kingston vs. Italy - Cost of clothing
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