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Cost of Living in Florence 2009

The inflation rate of Italy in March 2009 is not so high, it’s around 1,2/1,5%….

The fact is that, after the introduction of the Euro (the 1st of January 2002) , the practice of rounding up the euro to the value of ITL 2,000, rather than to the correct conversion rate of ITL 1,936.27 has given rise – according to the president of Istat (Italian Institute of Statistics) – to the unexpected (and unwanted) effect that, in Italy, perceived inflation can be estimated at around 6%…!

This process has brought to a rise in prices particularly strong in cities like Florence, Venise, Rome, Milan, Bologna
Here we have listed the prices of some of the most usual things that you can buy during your stay here so you can better compare the cost of living of Florence with the cost of living in your hometown…

1) A night in an Hostel: 18/25
2) A night in B&B (double bedroom): 50/120€ ( find your B&b)
3) A night in a one star Hotel in Florence city center: 20/30€ per person
4) The rent of a cosy studio in the city center (40/60 sq meters): 700/1300€
5) The rent of a nice single room in the city center: 400/700 € per month all inclusive
6) The rent of a nice double room in the city center: 550/1000€ per month all inclusive
7) A private lesson of Italian Language in a private school: 25/40€ per hour
8 ) An intensive private course of Italian in a private school: 1000/1200€ per 40 hours
9) A standard Italian course in a private school: 450/700€ per 4 weeks (20hrs per week)
10) A good dinner for 2 pax (and you buy everything at the supermarket!): 15/20€


11) A standard dinner for 2 pax (and you buy everything at the supermarket!): 8/15

12) A good dinner for 2 pax (in the restaurant!): 70/100€

13) A standard dinner for 2 pax (in the restaurant!): 40/60

14) A good dinner for 2 pax (in a Pizzeria): 30/50

15) A “basic” dinner for 2 pax (in a Pizzeria): 20/40

16) A pizza slice in the city center: 2/4€

17) A 10 minute taxi ride : 10/15€! (a flight Pisa-London with Ryanair? 0,99 cents…)

18) A Sandwich on the road in the city center: 2/5€

19) A pack of Marlboro (don’t do that guys!): 4,50

20) A pack of Italian sigarettes (don’t do that guys!): 2/3

21) A condom (yes, do that guys!): around 1€

A train ticket:

22)Florence-Milan with Eurostar” Freccia rossa”  45 or 64 € with Intercity 27 or 37 € ticket and timetable

23) Florence-Rome with Eurostar ” Freccia rossa” 39 or 56 € with Intercity 26 or 36 € ticket and timetable

24) Florence-Napoli with Eurostar ” Freccia rossa” 63 or 92  € with Intercity  39 or 52 € ticket and timetable

25) Florence-Venice with Eurostar ” Freccia rossa “  35 or 54 € with Intercity  23 or 31  € ticket and timetable

26) Florence-Pisa: 6/9€

27) A second hand Vespa: 500/1000

28) A second hand bycicle: 30/100€

29) A second hand Cinquecento: 2000/3500€

30) A good Italian breakfast in a standard bar: 3/5€ per person

31) A good bottle of wine (at the supermarket) : 5/10€

32) An excellent bottle of wine (at the supermarket) : 15/25€

33) A bus ticket: 1,20€ more info

34) A pint of beer in a bar/pub: 4/7€

35) A drink in a bar: 6/8€

36) A drink in a disco: 8/15€

37) A Cinema Show: 5/6€ on wednesday – 7/€ other days

38) A disco club ticket: 10/35€

39) A good mobile phone (we suggest you to buy it and not to rent it!) : 49/100

40) 1 kg of good Italian Prosciutto (Ham): 30/40€

41) A month of subscription in a gym: 50/60€

42) An International newspaper: 2/3€

43) A good ice cream in the city center: 2,20€/,50€

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