WHAT IT COSTS IN . . . bologna

(2,500 lire to pounds 1)

24 ASPIRIN

5,000 lire (pounds 2)

VISIT TO DERMATOLOGIST

20,000 (pounds 8)

CAPPUCCINO

1,800 (72p)

100ML EAU D'ISSEY

70,000 (pounds 28)

COPY OF LA REPUBBLICA

1,500 (60p)

1KG COFFEE BEANS

10,000 (pounds 4)

MAGNUM ICE CREAM

2,000 (80p)

BOTTLE OF CHIANTI

1,800 (80p)

ARMANI SUIT

2m (pounds 800)

PAPERBACK OF ITALO CALVINO'S

THE PERIODIC TABLE

22,000 (pounds 8.80)

TRENDY CLUB ENTRANCE,

LA CAPANNINA

40,000 (pounds 16)

MONTHLY BUS PASS

45,000 (pounds 18)

ORBIT CHEWING GUM

1,000 (40p)

20 MARLBORO LIGHTS

4,800 (pounds 1.92)

NEW OASIS ALBUM ON CD

36,000 (pounds 14.40)

CINEMA TICKET FOR WATERWORLD

12,000 (pounds 4.80)

KOOKAI SWEATER

120,000 (pounds 48)

BENETTON JEANS

55,000 (pounds 22)

PIZZA MARGHERITA AT PIZZERIA PINO

6,000 (pounds 2.40)

1KG POTATOES

1,400 (56p)

1KG DE CECCO PASTA

2,900 (pounds 1.16)

TIN OF CAT FOOD

1,300 (52p)

ONE PERSON FLAT IN CITY CENTRE

Month's rent: 1.5m (pounds 600)

compiled by Sophie Barker

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