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 €3.50
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.87
12 eggs, large €2.41
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.65
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.87
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.55
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.77
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,328
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €862
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €141
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €872
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €590
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €97
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €34
40” flat screen TV €429
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €83
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €10
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €82
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) €77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €97
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,554
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.15
Monthly ticket public transport €52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €16
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.57
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €4.41
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €62
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.81
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.86
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.26
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.42
Tube of toothpaste €1.91
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €12
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €28
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €108
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €51
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.12
iPod nano 16GB €181
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €48
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.98
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,679 prices entered by 419 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2017.

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