Cost of living in Barcelona, Spain

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Food
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 €3.32
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.97
12 eggs, large €2.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.45
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.07
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.48
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.96
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,199
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €829
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €140
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €854
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €588
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €86
Internet 8MB (1 month) €35
40” flat screen TV €396
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €85
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €83
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €26
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €85
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,374
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.19
Monthly ticket public transport €49
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €13
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.26
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.49
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €53
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.96
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.93
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.15
Tube of toothpaste €1.70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €33
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €109
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €51
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.90
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.68
iPod nano 16GB €179
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district €51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.93
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,554 prices entered by 207 different people.
Latest price update: April 28, 2016.

Barcelona position in our World Ranking

the world
135th
out of 268
western europe
50th
out of 69
spain
2nd
out of 6

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

western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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