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Cost of Living in Turin

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Understanding the the cost of living in Turin helps a newcomer what to expect when it comes to apartment or house hunting, grocery shopping, transportation, dining out, utilities and more.

Cost of Living Turin
Apartment Rentals Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center can range from €600 to €1,000 per month, while outside the city center, rent can range from €400 to €800 per month.
Apartment Purchases The cost of purchasing an apartment in Turin can range from €1,500 to €3,000 per square meter. The average price for a two-bedroom apartment in the city center is €200,000.
Transportation Public transportation in Turin is relatively inexpensive. A single ticket costs €1.50 and a monthly pass costs €35. Taxis are also available and the cost of a ride is €2.50 per kilometer.
Groceries The cost of groceries in Turin is relatively low. A loaf of bread costs €1.50, a liter of milk costs €1.20, and a dozen eggs costs €2.50.
Restaurants The cost of eating out in Turin is relatively low. A meal at an inexpensive restaurant costs €15, while a three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant costs €30.
Utilities The cost of utilities in Turin is relatively low. The average monthly cost for electricity, heating, water, and garbage is €100.
Private School Tuition The cost of private school tuition in Turin varies depending on the school. Preschool tuition can range from €1,000 to €2,000 per year, elementary school tuition can range from €2,000 to €4,000 per year, middle school tuition can range from €3,000 to €6,000 per year, and high school tuition can range from €4,000 to €8,000 per year.

Monthly Budget for Retirees in Turin

"The cost of living in Turin is generally considered to be quite reasonable. Groceries, transportation, and utilities are all relatively affordable, while rent prices can vary depending on the area. Eating out is also relatively inexpensive, with a meal for two at a mid-range restaurant costing around €30. Overall, Turin is a great city to live in, with a good balance between cost of living and quality of life," said one expat living in Turin.

Can I live in Turin on $1,500 a month?

"I've been living in Turin for a while now, and I can tell you that it's possible to live comfortably on $1,500 a month, but you'll have to make some sacrifices. First, you'll need to find an affordable neighborhood to live in. I'd recommend looking into areas like San Salvario, Borgo Po, or Vanchiglia. These neighborhoods are not as expensive as the city center, but they still offer a good quality of life and are well-connected to public transportation.Rent will be your biggest expense, so try to find a small apartment or consider sharing a flat with roommates to save on costs. You can expect to pay around $600-$800 for a one-bedroom apartment in these areas. Utilities and internet will add another $100-$150 to your monthly expenses.For groceries, you can shop at local markets and discount supermarkets like Lidl or Esselunga to save money. Cooking at home will be much cheaper than eating out, but you can still enjoy an occasional meal at an affordable trattoria or pizzeria for around $10-$15 per person.Public transportation is quite affordable in Turin, with a monthly pass costing around $40. If you're willing to walk or bike, you can save even more on transportation costs.As for entertainment, there are plenty of free or low-cost activities to enjoy in Turin. You can visit the city's many parks, attend free events and festivals, or explore the numerous museums and galleries that offer discounted or free admission on certain days.The sacrifices you'll have to make will mostly involve cutting back on non-essential expenses, like eating out frequently, shopping for non-essential items, or going on expensive trips. You'll also need to be mindful of your budget and track your spending to ensure you're not overspending in any area.Overall, living in Turin on $1,500 a month is doable, but it requires careful budgeting and a willingness to make some sacrifices. By choosing an affordable neighborhood, being mindful of your spending, and taking advantage of free or low-cost activities, you can enjoy a comfortable life in this beautiful Italian city," commented an expat living in Turin.

Can I live in Turin on $3,500 a month?

"I've been living in Turin for a while now, and I can tell you that it's definitely possible to live comfortably on $3,000 a month, even if you're used to modern amenities. However, you might have to make some sacrifices in terms of the neighborhood you choose to live in and the size of your apartment.First, let's talk about the neighborhoods. Turin has some really nice areas, like the city center, Crocetta, and San Salvario, but these can be quite expensive. If you want to live in one of these areas, you might have to settle for a smaller apartment or share with roommates to make it work within your budget. On the other hand, there are more affordable neighborhoods like Mirafiori, Barriera di Milano, and Lingotto, where you can find larger apartments at a lower cost. These areas might not be as trendy or central, but they're still well-connected to the city center by public transportation.In terms of daily expenses, you'll find that groceries and eating out are quite affordable in Turin compared to other major European cities. You can save money by shopping at local markets and cooking at home, or by taking advantage of the many affordable restaurants and cafes in the city. Public transportation is also reasonably priced, and you can save even more by getting a monthly pass.One sacrifice you might have to make is cutting back on some of the more luxurious amenities you might be used to. For example, you might not be able to afford a gym membership or frequent trips to the spa on your budget. However, there are plenty of free or low-cost activities to enjoy in Turin, like exploring the city's beautiful parks and museums, or taking advantage of the many cultural events that take place throughout the year.Overall, living in Turin on $3,000 a month is definitely doable, but you'll need to be mindful of your spending and make some compromises in terms of your living situation and lifestyle," said one expat living in Turin.

Can I live in Turin on $5,000 a month?

"I've been living in Turin for a while now, and I can tell you that it's definitely possible to live comfortably on $5,000 a month, even if you're used to modern amenities. Of course, you might have to make some sacrifices, but overall, you can have a good quality of life here.First of all, you'll want to choose an affordable neighborhood to live in. Some of the more expensive areas, like the city center or the neighborhoods around Parco del Valentino, might be out of your budget. However, there are plenty of other options that are more affordable and still offer a great living experience. For example, you could consider living in San Salvario, which is a lively and diverse neighborhood with a lot of bars, restaurants, and shops. It's also close to the city center, so you won't feel too isolated.Another option is the Mirafiori Sud area, which is a bit further from the city center but has a more residential feel. It's a great place for families, and you can find some really nice apartments at a lower price than in the more central areas. Plus, it's well-connected by public transportation, so you won't have any trouble getting around.As for sacrifices, you might have to give up some of the luxuries you're used to, like having a car or eating out at fancy restaurants every night. However, Turin has an excellent public transportation system, so you can easily get around without a car. And while you might not be able to afford dining at high-end restaurants all the time, there are plenty of delicious and affordable options for eating out in the city.You'll also want to be mindful of your spending on things like shopping and entertainment. While Turin has a lot to offer in terms of cultural events and activities, you might have to be more selective about what you choose to do in order to stay within your budget.Overall, I think you'll find that living in Turin on $5,000 a month is definitely doable, and you can still enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with modern amenities. Just be prepared to make some adjustments and be mindful of your spending, and you'll be able to make it work," commented an expat living in Turin.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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