03 November 2006
ExpatsInItaly.com is a website that I've been reading for the past half-a-yr or so since we started our moving plans. It's a great informational site, and the forum has been super helpful in talking with people that have made the move, and others that are planning on it. I've met many friendly people, and the expat community on this site seems very supportive and eager to help with questions. We are currently really trying to get a solid idea of living costs while we're in Italy (water, electricity, gas [to heat our FL-climate bodies], Internet, TV tax, cell). We've had several posts to our question on the forum, and I think that there is a "cost-of-living" report that will be up soon (tallied from many members' budgets). So far, it's looking like we'll be paying more than we're used to (especially during the winter for heat)...and the exchange rate isn't helping either (currently $1 to 1.27euro) OUCH! We'll keep you posted on the budget!