Cost of Living

Look at the following table to have and idea of costs and prices of living in Rome. Note that prices may vary considerably depending on where you live and you buy.  Tourist areas and districts near the center of the city are more expensive than the others.

 Product  Average Price (€)
Milk 1.60 / Litre
Bread 2.50-5.00 / kg
Butter 1.70-250 gr.
Beef 10.00-19.00 / kg
Chicken 6.00-12.00 /kg
Rice 1.70-2.50 / kg
Pasta 1.00-1.50 /kg
Salad 2.00-4.00 /kg
Potatos 1.00/kg
Mineral water 0.20-0.80 /Litre
 Item Average Price (€)
Students’ canteens 2.50-7.00
Accommodation in a private flat 350.00/550.00 per month/person
Text books about 400.00 – 500.00 per year
Public Trasportation ticket 1.50 ( urban one-way ticket which lasts 100 minutes)

Transportation: “Abbonamento Mensile Studenti” costs 35.00 Euros, it lasts a month and you can use all the public transportation in the city. For more detailed information and different solutions visit the ATAC website:

Dinner & Night life: Dinner in a “Pizzeria” costs around 15.00 Euros for a pizza and a beer or a soft drink. Cinema tickets range from 5.00 to 10.00 Euros. Theatre tickets depend on the show, the theatre and the seats, but generally start from 15.00 Euros and can cost as much as 60.00 Euros. Discos usually cost from 10.00 to 20.00 Euros and the first drink is usually included in the price .                             

Considering accommodation, food, telephone, local travel and leisure costs, you should consider a monthly budget of about 800.00 Euros.