Every day My Sardinian Life receives blog hits from people around the world searching for the cost of living in Sardinia, Italy.
Yesterday afternoon I did a little shopping and thought it would be fun to post my shopping receipts to help those people who are continually searching for the cost of things in Sardinia.
Cost of Living 2012 | Sardinia, Italy
Here’s a quick run down of items purchased.
2 rolls of paper towels – .99¢
Juice – €1,19
Breakfast croissant x 6 – €1,99
Head of radicchio lettuce – .68¢
TOTAL = €4,85
Dishing washing sponge x 3 – €1,15
1.5 Liter Lemon Ice Tea – .78¢
Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sardinia – €4,45
Reparto 5 – 4 Apples – €1,45
3x Mozzarella – €1,89
Reparto 5 – Ice cream .28¢ (The price of the ice cream was €2,88. Seems she forgot to add the last eight. Generally this happens the other way around, they add extra items to the bill when you are not looking. It’s happened to me a billion times. Watch what they are passing through and watch the screen).
Reparto 5 – Chocolate chip cookies – €1,89
Reparto 5 – 5 Bananas – €2,12
TOTAL = €14,01
Grand total = €18,86 or $24.13 Canadian dollars
On average, we spend €100 a week in groceries for two people.
A liter of gas in Sardinia costs = €1,85 or $2.36 Canadian dollars (this I know because I can see the gas prices from my living room window).
Internet – we pay €19,00 a month for 470MB of internet time a day! A rip-off if you ask me. We used to pay the same amount but with 10 HOURS of internet a day!
Cell Phone – we use pay as you go. €15 will last us a month. But we aren’t big telephone chatterers.
Electric bill – arrives every other month and we generally pay more in the winter months than summer months. In the winter the average bill is €60,00 and in the summer half that.
Water bill – hasn’t come in over four years! You read that right, four years! We are not the only one who has this problem with Italy’s water billing. Our neighbours received theirs after five years and had to pay €600!!
Eating Out – Two pizza’s in the local pizza joint start at €5,00 – €12,00. Then you have your cover charge or coperto which is €2,50 per person (every restaurant has this cover charge, consider it your tip to the restaurant). One liter of wine €8,00. Dessert €4,00 – €10,00. Bottled water €2,00. Coffee €2,00. Mirto, Sambuca or Limoncello €4,00. A grand total for two people: €47,00!
How does the cost of living in Sardinia compare to where you live?
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