Cost of living in Spain

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Food
EUR GIP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13 (£12)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7 (£7)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.25 (£2.92)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.84 (£0.76)
12 eggs, large €2.41 (£2.17)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.72 (£1.54)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6 (£5.40)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.72 (£1.55)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.09 (£0.98)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.87 (£0.78)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6 (£5.81)
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.61 (£1.45)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.86 (£0.77)
Housing
EUR GIP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,292 (£1,161)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €850 (£764)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €116 (£104)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €772 (£694)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €557 (£500)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €80 (£72)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €30 (£27)
40” flat screen TV €380 (£341)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €93 (£83)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7 (£6)
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10 (£9)
Clothes
EUR GIP
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €82 (£73)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €30 (£27)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €79 (£71)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €90 (£81)
Transportation
EUR GIP
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,527 (£19,338)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.31 (£1.18)
Monthly ticket public transport €46 (£41)
Personal Care
EUR GIP
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7 (£5.93)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8 (£7)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €64 (£58)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.48 (£4.02)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.62 (£2.36)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.88 (£2.59)
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.54 (£1.39)
Tube of toothpaste €1.82 (£1.64)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13 (£12)
Entertainment
EUR GIP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €31 (£28)
2 tickets to the movies €16 (£14)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €53 (£48)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €44 (£39)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9 (£8)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.33 (£2.09)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.11 (£3.69)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €422 (£379)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20 (£0.18)
1 month of gym membership in business district €45 (£40)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.06 (£4.55)

Map of Cost of Living in Spain

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This map shows only the top cities in Spain. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Spain

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st San Sebastian 145
2nd Barcelona 141
3rd Palma de Mallorca 135
4th Madrid 134
5th Bilbao 126
6th Oviedo 122
7th Pamplona 120
8th Valencia 118
9th Tarragona 116
10th Gijón 114
11th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 113
12th Malaga 112
13th Corunna 112
14th Zaragoza 112
15th Santa Cruz de Tenerife 111
16th Seville 110
17th Santiago de Compostela 110
18th Alicante 109
19th Santander 109
20th Valladolid 107
21st Granada 107
22nd Vigo 106
23rd Murcia 104
24th Almería 103

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Prices recently added

  • Public transport in San Sebastian costs €29 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in San Sebastian costs €1.00 (about 23 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Lleida costs €5.00 (1 day ago)
  • 200 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Lleida costs €2.50 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Lleida costs €15 (1 day ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Lleida costs €100 (1 day ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Lleida costs €0.50 (1 day ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Lleida costs €8 (1 day ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Lleida costs €10 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Lleida costs €400 (1 day ago)