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Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and Barcelona 

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Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 0.70% higher than in Madrid
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 0.60% lower than in Madrid
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 3.13% lower than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 5.49% lower than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 1.81% lower than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 8.58% lower than in Madrid
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 11.00 €      -8.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 € 40.00 €      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00 €      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 € 2.50 €      -16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 3.00 €      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.76 € 1.80 €      +2.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 € 1.63 €      -5.46 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.29 € 1.21 €      -6.08 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.14 € 3.27 €      +4.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.95 € 0.90 €      -5.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.47 € 0.46 €      -1.00 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.65 € 1.56 €      -5.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.48 € 4.93 €      +10.21 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.83 € 2.93 €      +3.75 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.86 € 4.65 €      -4.21 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.78 €      -1.10 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.69 €      -10.09 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.61 €      -13.91 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.69 €      -14.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 € 0.45 €      -5.89 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.50 € 0.56 €      +11.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 € 0.94 €      -5.20 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.71 € 0.61 €      -13.73 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.45 € 6.00 €      +10.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.99 € 0.83 €      -16.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 € 1.44 €      -15.10 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.00 € 5.00 €      0.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 2.15 €      +43.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.60 € 50.00 €      -8.42 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 € 2.50 €      -16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.77 € 1.85 €      +4.35 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.50 € 22.10 €      -5.96 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.05 € 5.02 €      -0.60 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 € 22,000.00 €      +10.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,470.45 € 20,971.43 €      -2.32 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 120.62 € 136.04 €      +12.78 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 € 0.13 €      -25.08 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.49 € 42.53 €      +2.50 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.60 € 40.97 €      +15.06 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.08 € 18.46 €      +66.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 € 8.50 €      -5.56 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 443.21 € 438.89 €      -0.98 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,438.10 € 7,885.00 €      +6.01 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.37 € 72.91 €      +2.15 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.96 € 25.33 €      -6.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.08 € 79.48 €      +11.81 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.22 € 92.50 €      +7.28 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 935.22 € 949.53 €      +1.53 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 701.06 € 725.42 €      +3.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,646.38 € 1,501.45 €      -8.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,120.20 € 1,088.58 €      -2.82 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 486.21 € 403.47 €      -17.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 275.58 € 282.82 €      +2.63 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,590.38 € 1,445.33 €      -9.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.12 2.39      +12.84 %
Last update: January 2020January 2020
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Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: EUR