Cost of living in Madrid, Spain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.49
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.87
12 eggs, large €2.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.03
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.86
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.83
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.49
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.69
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,457
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,023
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €128
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €921
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €684
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €92
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €31
40” flat screen TV €377
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €90
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €65
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €27
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €75
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €88
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,838
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.27
Monthly ticket public transport €51
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.89
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €4.09
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €54
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.17
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.14
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.22
Tube of toothpaste €1.76
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €37
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €59
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €53
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.63
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €470
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.27
1 month of gym membership in business district €43
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.06
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,006 prices entered by 350 different people.
Latest price update: November 15, 2018.

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