Rome Prices

Last Updated: Dec 2023

Easily one of the world’s most important and famous cities, Rome is Italy’s only must-see destination, although you should definitely make time for Venice as well. The Eternal City is filled with many of Europe’s most famous landmarks, and it’s also usually crowded with other tourists.

Is Rome Expensive or Cheap?

Italy used to be considered one of the cheaper countries in Europe, but Rome itself is still one of Europe’s more expensive big cities. Hotel rooms tend to be pricey unless you are willing to stay in a neighborhood that isn’t close to anything useful. Food and drinks can be reasonable if you go for some of the more casual options and avoid touristy places with large signs in English out front.

Rome’s attractions are actually good value considering how amazing most of them are, so you won’t have to skip the Colosseum in order to afford dinner.

Rome City Featured Image

Travel Costs to Rome

Population 2,700,000
Area 3,700,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Euro
Airports Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$122.74
1 USD = 0.9300 EUR
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Rome?

Rome Hotel Seasons

Rome Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar32.26 - 75.27
starstarstarstarstar40.86 - 129.03
starstarstarstarstar48.39 - 198.92
starstarstarstarstar51.61 - 225.81
starstarstarstarstar112.90 - 263.44

Rome Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed17.20 - 39.78

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Rome?

Best tours in Rome

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Rome ColosseumThe most famous sight in Rome is worth a visit, but go early or look into ways of buying tickets elsewhere. Ticket includes Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as well.
adults
17.20
Vatican MuseumAnother fantastic attraction, which includes the Sistine Chapel. You can purchase an auto-guide for an additional cost.
adults
students
6-18
18.28
4.30
8.60
CIty sightseeing bus tourThese popular tours leave frequently from in front of the Termini Railway Station, and pass all the major sights in Rome.
adults
5-15
26.88
12.90
PantheonThis ancient church is one of Rome's many free sights.
everyone
0.00
Spanish StepsPopular with tourists and locals though not much to look at.
everyone
0.00
Borghese Museum and GalleryRome's most popular art museum that isn't the Vatican one.
adults
13.98
National Gallery of Modern ArtThe city's largest modern art museum. Also called Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna.
adults
10.75

What’s the average price of food and drink in Rome?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMost hotels and hostels include a small breakfast. If not, you can find cheap options at local bakeries and cafes.4.30 - 8.60
Budget lunchLocal neighborhood places will offer much better value than tourist restaurants.6.45 - 11.83
Budget dinnerAssuming a sit-down multi-course meal, again the advice is to follow locals instead of fellow tourists.10.75 - 18.28
Beer (.33l bottle)Local lagers are decent deals at most restaurants.3.23 - 6.45
House wine (glass)Local wine can be very cheap in Rome, especially at neighborhood bars.2.15 - 3.23
Pizza to goThere are local pizza bakeries where you can get a large slice to walk with.4.30 - 6.45

What are the costs of transportation in Rome?

Type Price(USD)
Local train from airport to city center9.68
Express train from airport to city center15.05
Taxi from Fiumicino airport to city center54.84
Taxi from Ciampino airport to city center34.41
3km taxi ride in Rome7.53 - 16.13
Bus or subway ride in Rome1.08

Getting to Rome

Getting around Rome

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When to visit Rome

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January55393.1
February57402.9
March60422.6
April64472.2
May72531.3
June78600.6
July83650.6
August84651.3
September79602.7
October72543.7
November63474.4
December57413.5

Rome Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:12am6:23pm
21 Jun5:34am8:48pm
21 Sep6:56am7:09pm
21 Dec7:34am4:41pm

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