Cost of Living Comparison Between Amsterdam and Barcelona 

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Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 22.19% lower than in Amsterdam (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 30.22% lower than in Amsterdam
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 42.98% lower than in Amsterdam
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 28.19% lower than in Amsterdam
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 16.17% lower than in Amsterdam
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 30.44% lower than in Amsterdam
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Restaurants
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 12.00 €      -20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 € 50.00 €      -33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.00 €      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 3.00 €      -40.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 3.00 €      -40.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.34 € 1.86 €      -44.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.71 € 1.87 €      -30.95 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 € 1.37 €      -35.90 %
Markets
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 € 3.32 €      -16.94 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.61 € 1.17 €      -27.22 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.93 € 0.51 €      -45.03 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.75 € 2.13 €      -22.60 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.86 € 4.51 €      -7.13 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.52 € 2.84 €      -19.32 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.97 € 5.47 €      -8.31 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.83 €      -15.19 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.79 €      +11.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.77 €      -2.03 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.02 € 0.85 €      -16.35 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.58 €      -17.06 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.58 € 0.52 €      -10.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 € 1.01 €      +16.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.89 € 0.71 €      -20.71 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 5.00 €      -28.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.24 € 1.11 €      -10.70 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 € 1.63 €      -12.91 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 € 5.00 €      -37.50 %
Transportation
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.20 € 2.27 €      -28.91 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.50 € 40.00 €      -58.97 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 3.00 €      -40.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.78 € 1.88 €      -50.21 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 43.97 € 22.10 €      -49.74 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.31 € 4.78 €      -24.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,505.00 € 22,500.00 €      -11.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,476.73 € 22,443.87 €      -21.19 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.54 € 136.01 €      -16.32 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 € 0.15 €      +0.37 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.92 € 40.70 €      -9.39 %
Sports And Leisure
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.65 € 44.00 €      +8.25 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.18 € 21.54 €      -28.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 9.00 €      -25.00 %
Childcare
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,783.21 € 440.00 €      -75.33 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,822.76 € 8,400.00 €      -34.49 %
Clothing And Shoes
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 91.56 € 70.04 €      -23.51 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.77 € 29.88 €      -26.71 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.32 € 78.75 €      -19.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.22 € 95.52 €      -24.92 %
Rent Per Month
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,608.16 € 902.88 €      -43.86 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,295.12 € 720.05 €      -44.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,623.44 € 1,538.46 €      -41.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,956.67 € 1,105.68 €      -43.49 %
Buy Apartment Price
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 685.55 € 441.40 €      -35.61 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 470.65 € 281.03 €      -40.29 %
Salaries And Financing
Amsterdam Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,990.76 € 1,451.71 €      -51.46 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.11 2.00      -4.86 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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