Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Barcelona 

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Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 22.0% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 10.6% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 22.2% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 26.6% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 26.8% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 23.3% lower than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 15.00 €      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 € 55.00 €      -38.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 10.00 €      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 € 3.00 €      -62.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 € 3.50 €      -56.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 € 2.21 €      -51.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 € 2.06 €      -20.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 € 1.55 €      -13.1 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.29 € 4.02 €      -6.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 € 1.30 €      -47.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.10 € 0.67 €      -39.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.90 € 2.73 €      -6.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.51 € 5.80 €      +65.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.99 € 3.64 €      -27.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.39 € 6.15 €      -34.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.07 € 0.91 €      -14.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.78 €      +1.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 € 0.75 €      -26.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.75 € 1.06 €      -39.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 € 0.72 €      +26.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.72 €      -11.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.91 € 1.06 €      -44.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 € 0.77 €      -55.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.90 € 6.00 €      -59.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.70 € 1.12 €      -58.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.11 € 1.58 €      -49.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.30 € 5.10 €      -50.5 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 € 2.40 €      -22.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 € 22.50 €      -67.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.95 € 3.00 €      -56.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 € 3.54 €      +83.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.20 € 24.68 €      -55.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.26 € 6.32 €      -13.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,490.00 € 29,568.00 €      -9.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,061.67 € 25,453.85 €      -25.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 104.95 € 165.42 €      +57.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.33 € 16.49 €      -32.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.22 € 33.73 €      +75.5 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.28 € 47.51 €      +12.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.94 € 21.40 €      -23.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.95 € 9.00 €      -46.9 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 316.21 € 524.15 €      +65.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,742.80 € 11,150.74 €      +27.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.86 € 77.21 €      +0.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.10 € 31.08 €      +3.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.88 € 86.97 €      +24.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.83 € 105.24 €      +15.9 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 961.53 € 1,238.97 €      +28.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 794.60 € 943.18 €      +18.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,716.85 € 2,073.44 €      +20.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,267.41 € 1,537.21 €      +21.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 655.61 € 524.04 €      -20.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 398.67 € 337.65 €      -15.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,868.08 € 1,966.85 €      -31.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.26 3.53      +8.4 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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