Cost of living in Benidorm, Spain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €3.12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €4.59
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.67
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.78
12 eggs, large €1.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €5.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.70
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €3.88
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day -
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €467
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €406
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €94
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €531
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €273
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €50
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €36
40” flat screen TV €330
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €72
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.50
Hourly rate for cleaning help €8
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €46
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €28
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €74
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €48
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €9,366
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €0.95
Monthly ticket public transport €37
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.57
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €3.00
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €70
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.00
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.00
Tube of toothpaste €1.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €8
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €22
2 tickets to the movies €16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €61
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €45
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.67
iPad Air 2, 64GB €412
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district €50
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.94
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 100 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2017.

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