Cost of living in Barcelona, Spain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.91
12 eggs, large €2.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.51
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.89
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.61
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.04
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,318
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €967
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €151
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €908
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €654
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €257
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €35
40” flat screen TV €410
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €107
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €80
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €30
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €82
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €99
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,054
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.22
Monthly ticket public transport €52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.48
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €48
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.95
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.91
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.58
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.56
Tube of toothpaste €1.83
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €33
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €67
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €54
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.37
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.98
iPad Air 2, 64GB €550
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €52
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.91
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,278 prices entered by 434 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2017.

Barcelona position in our World Ranking

the world
109th
out of 322
western europe
44th
out of 62
spain
1st
out of 6

Cheapest and most expensive products in Barcelona compared to other cities:

the world
3rd
western europe
1st

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