Cost of living in Bilbao, Spain

Summary of cost of living in Bilbao

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,498
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,735
  • Bilbao is the 4th most expensive city in Spain (4 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Bilbao is cheaper than in 71% of cities in Western Europe (46 out of 65)
  • Cost of living in Bilbao is cheaper than in 56% of cities in the World (102 out of 181)
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List of prices in Bilbao
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.70
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.11
12 eggs, large €3.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.26
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of coca-cola €2.40
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.25
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,406
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €868
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €902
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €642
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €115
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €29
40” flat screen tv €362
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €131
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €89
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €52
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €107
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,246
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.68
Monthly ticket public transport €26
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.69
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €69
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.75
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.70
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.84
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.81
Tube of toothpaste €1.77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €35
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €74
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €58
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.82
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €456
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district €73
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.36
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 254 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2024

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