Milan, is the capital of the region of Lombardi and of the province of Milan. Milan is one of the EU's and the world's major financial and business centres. Milan is also regarded as the true current fashion capital of the world. Italy is in Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia. The climate is predominantly mediterranean, but Alpine in the far north and hot and dry in the south. The official language is Italian. Accents and dialects may differ from one region to another. Foreign languages (especially English) are now widely spoken, particularly in tourist areas and in cities, using a few phrases of Italian will be appreciated. English is frequently used as a common language at international conferences and in business meetings. The Alto Adige area of northern Italy has a bilingual Italian-German-speaking population. The Valle d'Aosta (north-western Italy) is bilingual Italian-French. Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a Slovenian-speaking area. The Albanian language is widely spoken in the town of Piana degli Albanesi in Sicily. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of Italy is the seventh-largest economy in the world and the fourth-largest in Europe, according to the International Monetary Fund. Italy belongs to the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations; it is a member of the European Union and OECD. The country is divided into a developed industrial north dominated by large private companies and an agricultural, state-assisted south. In Italy personal titles are important. The most common forms of greeting are Signore (Mr), Signorina (Miss) or Signora (Mrs). Expatriate business dress is usually formal, fashionable and well-cut. The security risk for expatriates in Italy is low, but medium in Naples. Risks include petty crime (targets include expatriates), terrorism, and risks associated with protest action. The currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR). Banking is on a par with that of the rest of Western Europe and North America. Medical facilities in Italy are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high. The population of Milan is 5.3 Million (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.3% for Italy as at October 2019. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Italy is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 43%.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in We have collected prices for the same items, world wide, and converted them to $USD so that we can compare the cost of 13 different baskets in 780 global locations. For each basket, compared to New York, the equivalent cost in Milan is as follows: Milan as at 1 October 2019 is average in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: for items such as beer, spirits, wine and tobacco related products such as cigarettes. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$620 2) Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1190 3) Communication: for various communication costs such as home telephone rental, internet subscription, mobile service provider tariff and data costs. A basket costing USD$200 in New York costs USD$198 4) Education: for items such as creche / pre-school fees, primary school fees, high school fees and tertiary study fees. A basket costing USD$30000 in New York costs USD$19800 5) Furniture & Appliances: for items such as dining table and chairs, home entertainment, kitchen appliances, and sofas. A basket costing USD$2500 in New York costs USD$1225 6) Groceries: for items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit & vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$730 7) Healthcare: for general heath care, doctor visits, hospital stays, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$610 8) Household Accommodation: for items such as apartment rent, house rent, property purchase, mortgage rate, and utilities. A basket costing USD$5000 in New York costs USD$2200 9) Miscellaneous: for items such as dry cleaning, linen, magazines, newspapers, office supplies, and postage stamps. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$325 10) Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$320 11) Recreation & Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$420 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals and beverages in a restaurant, and take away food and beverages. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$710 13) Transport: for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1050 Milan is 13.6% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 2.1% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 78.3% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Milan for an expat from Perth, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Milan) premium of 10% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. Milan is ranked as a minimal hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Milan? Register subscribe to your home location and Milan and run your personalised reports.