Cost of living in Madrid, Spain

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.49
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.04
12 eggs, large €2.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.92
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.63
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €0.81
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.46
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.91
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,174
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €173
Internet 8MB (1 month) €33
40” flat screen TV €401
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €102
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €79
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) €30
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) €71
1 pair of leather business shoes €74
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,513
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.34
Monthly ticket public transport €56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) €14
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) €6
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.51
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.37
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.70
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.54
Tube of toothpaste €1.58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €12
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €36
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €59
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert €49
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Capuccino in expat area of the city €2.80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.96
iPod nano 16GB €140
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.29
1 month of gym membership in business district €60
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.92
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 12,418 prices entered by 1,072 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2015.

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