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 €3.78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.93
12 eggs, large €2.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.52
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.99
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,271
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €880
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €141
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €857
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €628
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €200
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €35
40” flat screen TV €396
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €104
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €75
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) €82
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €111
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,882
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.18
Monthly ticket public transport €51
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) €4.42
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €4.77
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €52
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.26
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.78
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.05
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.19
Tube of toothpaste €1.73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €12
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €32
2 tickets to the movies €16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €65
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €55
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.05
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.74
iPod nano 16GB €179
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district €52
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.90
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,653 prices entered by 315 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2017.

Barcelona position in our World Ranking

the world
117th
out of 217
western europe
33rd
out of 49
spain
1st
out of 4

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

western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th

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