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Prices In Florence (Expat Guide)

Prices In Florence (Expat Guide)

Florence is a riveting city and it’s common for tourists to come here looking for an adventure and to experience the gorgeous culture.

We adore this charming Italian city and have talked about the top coffee shops in Florence already. Situated in Tuscany, this is a fascinating city that’s going to draw you in with its charming architecture, easygoing vibe, and of course natural beauty.

You are going to adore all of it and that’s what makes Florence special in Italy.

Most people who are coming to Florence will want to know how expensive Florence can be. Is it going to be as expensive as Rome in Italy?

We are going to shed light on all of this and what you are going to have to focus on when traveling to Florence in Italy.

Cost Of Visiting Florence In Italy

It’s important to think about where you are going to be staying in Florence. This is often going to be a costly expense and one you are going to have to be prepared for.

In general, we had to pay around $80-USD 90 per night.

We have seen some people cut down on where they are staying in Florence and will pay a bit less. However, we do recommend focusing on where you are staying as the better areas are going to be closer to the major eateries, bars, and attractions.

You are also going to have to account for other costs that will come along during a Florence trip.

One detail we are going to want to mention has to do with rental apartments in France. We have expats in Florence who are not going to be looking at hotel rooms if they are going to be staying for a long time. If that’s the case, it’s essential to rent an apartment in Florence as soon as possible.

If you want to do this, you are going to have to know what the price is.

It’s going to be around $100 to $200 per day for a rental apartment. This is okay for those who are going to be staying for a few weeks because it’s going to give you a nice, private spot in the city. You can adjust this pricing depending on where you are in Florence.

We were able to look at things such as the location of the attractions along with the main eateries that were close to us. We wanted to have fun and make sure the experience was a good one and you should too.

You will also want to account for safety when you are choosing a rental apartment in Florence. Some areas are safer than others even though Florence is quite safe.

Cost Of Food In Florence

Let’s assume you are going to be getting your food outside when you are eating in Florence as most tourists do.

You are going to have to budget for food in Florence as a tourist.

When we went, it was common to have to spend around $30 for an entire day’s worth of food. This is assuming we were eating at a semi-decent eatery and also getting a drink.

In some cases, you can start finding cheaper food in Florence and pay around $20 for the day’s food. This comes down to what you want and we didn’t mind mixing things up because of how long we stayed in Florence (months).

We have also seen people shop at grocery stores in Italy to save money. You can do this and prepare the food yourself but this depends on how long you are staying in Florence. Those who are staying longer might want to go down this path.

Cost of Transportation In Florence

Most people are not going to be renting a car in Florence and that’s why it’s important to be prepared for transportation costs.

In general, you are going to want to account for at least a transportation cost of around $3 per day. If you take the bus, you can bring this cost down to around $2 per day depending on where you are going in Florence.

The transportation system in Florence is quite robust and you are going to want to use it to visit most attractions in the city. It is going to get you to where you want to go easily.

Cost Of Visiting Attractions In Florence

It’s now time to break down the costs of attractions in Florence.

When we went, it was not that bad and it was easy to get used to paying these prices compared to other cities in Italy including Rome. This was much cheaper.

For example, we had to pay $17.50 at the Accademia Gallery, $9 at the Basilica di Santa Croce, $6 at the Bargello Museum, and $17.50 at the Uffizi Gallery.

Final Thoughts

These are the updated prices in Florence for tourists and locals to keep in mind.

We have also taken the time to talk about finding good souvenirs in Italy, using the Internet in Italy, and getting on an Italian bus.