Cost of living in Bilbao, Spain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.79
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.89
12 eggs, large €2.29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.87
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.85
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.96
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,103
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €856
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €151
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €882
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €595
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €78
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €33
40” flat screen TV €457
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €104
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €73
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €74
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €109
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,774
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.12
Monthly ticket public transport €39
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €12
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.65
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.91
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €62
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.26
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.72
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.07
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.53
Tube of toothpaste €2.29
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €30
2 tickets to the movies €16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €73
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 €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.10
iPod nano 16GB €148
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district €54
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.79
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 409 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2017.

Bilbao position in our World Ranking

the world
148th
out of 307
western europe
50th
out of 62
spain
3rd
out of 6

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