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) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.00
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.95
12 eggs, large €2.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.92
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.74
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €3.66
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.47
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.94
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €966
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €645
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €356
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €630
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €420
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €66
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €27
40” flat screen TV €388
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €106
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €72
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €24
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €58
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €78
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €17,851
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.21
Monthly ticket public transport €39
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) €4.70
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.77
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €61
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.67
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.51
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.68
Tube of toothpaste €1.57
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €6
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €18
2 tickets to the movies €14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €48
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €31
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.99
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.54
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €562
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district €38
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.70
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 346 prices entered by 36 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2018.

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