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 €3.69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.97
12 eggs, large €2.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.44
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.14
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.88
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.45
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.98
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,217
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €850
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €130
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €832
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €598
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €87
Internet 8MB (1 month) €36
40” flat screen TV €371
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €88
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €78
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) €80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €92
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,184
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) €14
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.26
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.17
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €53
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.66
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.63
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.06
Tube of toothpaste €1.72
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 €2.21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.59
iPod nano 16GB €179
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district €55
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.90
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,597 prices entered by 218 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2016.

Barcelona position in our World Ranking

the world
136th
out of 268
western europe
51st
out of 69
spain
2nd
out of 6

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

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2nd
western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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