Cost of living in Madrid, Spain

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.28
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.88
12 eggs, large €2.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.53
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.82
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,305
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €877
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €147
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €861
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €579
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €98
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €34
40” flat screen TV €431
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €82
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €85
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €29
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €79
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €104
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,662
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.15
Monthly ticket public transport €53
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €15
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.81
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €3.95
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €58
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.92
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.82
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.23
Tube of toothpaste €1.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €14
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €33
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €94
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.96
iPod nano 16GB €168
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.08
1 month of gym membership in business district €53
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.07
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,427 prices entered by 348 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2016.

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