Cost of living in Madrid, Spain

Summary of cost of living in Madrid

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,276
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,761
  • Madrid is the 2nd most expensive city in Spain (2 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Madrid is cheaper than in 74% of cities in Western Europe (51 out of 69)
  • Cost of living in Madrid is cheaper than in 52% of cities in the World (150 out of 287)

List of prices in Madrid, Spain. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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 €3.41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.82
12 eggs, large €2.26
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.86
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.84
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €1.65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.78
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,436
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,017
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €988
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €692
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €81
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen tv €347
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €86
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €80
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €78
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €93
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,589
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.34
Monthly ticket public transport €52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €69
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.97
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.59
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.83
Tube of toothpaste €1.60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €14
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €31
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €51
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €46
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.90
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.34
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €442
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district €47
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.09
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,982 prices entered by 469 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2020

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Madrid position in our World Ranking

the world
150th
out of 287
western europe
51st
out of 69
spain
2nd
out of 11

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