Cost of living in Barcelona, Spain

Summary of cost of living in Barcelona

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,417
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,849
  • Barcelona is the most expensive city in Spain (1 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Barcelona is cheaper than in 70% of cities in Western Europe (48 out of 69)
  • Cost of living in Barcelona is more expensive than in 51% of cities in the World (141 out of 285)

List of prices in Barcelona, Spain. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.34
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.93
12 eggs, large €3.02
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.63
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.88
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of coca-cola €1.64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.96
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,495
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,091
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €126
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,024
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €758
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €90
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €31
40” flat screen tv €429
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €81
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €81
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €33
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €104
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,165
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.35
Monthly ticket public transport €48
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €66
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.14
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.42
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.59
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.73
Tube of toothpaste €2.36
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €35
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €57
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €50
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.59
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.65
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.18
1 month of gym membership in business district €56
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.03
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,330 prices entered by 347 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2020

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Barcelona position in our World Ranking

the world
141st
out of 285
western europe
48th
out of 69
spain
1st
out of 11

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