Cost of living in Valencia, Spain

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district €11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.29
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.12
12 eggs, large €2.19
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.70
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €1.31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.09
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €4.21
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.42
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.81
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €698
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €111
Internet 8MB (1 month) €33
40” flat screen TV €546
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €108
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €8
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €75
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) €27
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) €71
1 pair of leather business shoes €80
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,726
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.39
Monthly ticket public transport €36
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) €5.97
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.95
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.16
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.17
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.39
Tube of toothpaste €1.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €15
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €22
2 tickets to the movies €16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €74
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert €47
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.96
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.81
iPod nano 16GB €144
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.24
1 month of gym membership in business district €42
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.90
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,984 prices entered by 139 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2015.

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