Cost of living in Malaga, Spain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.16
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.70
12 eggs, large €2.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.04
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.81
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.39
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.60
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €745
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €492
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €101
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €641
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €449
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €58
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €34
40” flat screen TV €396
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €89
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.66
Hourly rate for cleaning help €9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €81
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €25
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €68
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €81
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €17,752
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.14
Monthly ticket public transport €31
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) €5.21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €67
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.56
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.34
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.55
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.88
Tube of toothpaste €1.60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €8
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €19
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €44
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €36
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €5.69
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.96
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.66
iPod nano 16GB €171
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district €30
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.86
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 485 prices entered by 58 different people.
Latest price update: April 26, 2017.

Malaga position in our World Ranking

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165th
out of 218
western europe
47th
out of 48
spain
4th
out of 4

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