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 €0.95
12 eggs, large €2.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.57
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.03
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,269
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €931
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €864
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €649
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €238
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €33
40” flat screen TV €409
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €110
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €71
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €27
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €109
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,292
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.20
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) €4.72
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.21
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.64
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.32
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.37
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 €32
2 tickets to the movies €16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €93
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 €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.34
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.54
iPod nano 16GB €176
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €52
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.86
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,707 prices entered by 357 different people.
Latest price update: July 20, 2017.

Barcelona position in our World Ranking

the world
124th
out of 284
western europe
43rd
out of 58
spain
1st
out of 4

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

the world
5th
western europe
2nd
western europe
4th

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