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 €3.30
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.90
12 eggs, large €2.35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.92
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 €1.46
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.83
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,286
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €878
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €142
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €834
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €562
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €100
Internet 8MB (1 month) €35
40” flat screen TV €486
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €90
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €67
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) €83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €98
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,052
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.16
Monthly ticket public transport €54
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) €5.37
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €3.58
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €47
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.47
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.87
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.21
Tube of toothpaste €1.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €31
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €62
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €52
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.52
iPod nano 16GB €159
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 €5.01
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,493 prices entered by 333 different people.
Latest price update: April 30, 2016.

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