Cost of living in Barcelona, Spain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.53
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.89
12 eggs, large €2.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.87
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.83
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.57
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.10
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,425
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,073
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €134
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €930
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €719
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €93
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €29
40” flat screen TV €365
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €86
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €76
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €29
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €99
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €18,465
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.26
Monthly ticket public transport €51
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) €6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €57
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.84
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.27
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.42
Tube of toothpaste €1.76
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €14
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €32
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €72
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €45
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.03
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.80
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €473
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district €47
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.01
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,294 prices entered by 406 different people.
Latest price update: September 20, 2018.

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