Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and Barcelona 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 2.13% higher than in Madrid (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 0.94% higher than in Madrid
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 1.62% lower than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 0.89% lower than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 0.72% higher than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 10.83% lower than in Madrid
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Restaurants
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.49 $
(12.00 €)
14.49 $
(12.00 €)
     0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.38 $
(50.00 €)
60.38 $
(50.00 €)
     0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.66 $
(8.00 €)
9.66 $
(8.00 €)
     0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.62 $
(3.00 €)
3.62 $
(3.00 €)
     0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.62 $
(3.00 €)
3.62 $
(3.00 €)
     0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.46 $
(2.04 €)
2.26 $
(1.88 €)
     -7.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 $
(1.97 €)
2.19 $
(1.81 €)
     -8.22 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 $
(1.54 €)
1.64 $
(1.36 €)
     -11.48 %
Markets
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.77 $
(3.12 €)
3.99 $
(3.30 €)
     +5.72 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.06 $
(0.88 €)
1.39 $
(1.15 €)
     +31.02 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.59 $
(0.49 €)
0.60 $
(0.49 €)
     +0.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.40 $
(1.99 €)
2.39 $
(1.98 €)
     -0.19 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.45 $
(4.52 €)
5.37 $
(4.44 €)
     -1.58 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.55 $
(2.94 €)
3.48 $
(2.88 €)
     -1.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.10 $
(5.05 €)
6.65 $
(5.50 €)
     +8.92 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.16 $
(0.96 €)
0.96 $
(0.79 €)
     -17.60 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.99 $
(0.82 €)
0.97 $
(0.80 €)
     -2.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 $
(0.78 €)
0.95 $
(0.79 €)
     +0.90 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.03 $
(0.85 €)
1.06 $
(0.88 €)
     +2.77 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 $
(0.57 €)
0.75 $
(0.62 €)
     +9.37 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.68 $
(0.56 €)
0.64 $
(0.53 €)
     -6.06 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 $
(0.98 €)
1.20 $
(0.99 €)
     +1.84 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.86 $
(0.72 €)
0.83 $
(0.68 €)
     -4.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.04 $
(5.00 €)
6.04 $
(5.00 €)
     0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.28 $
(1.06 €)
1.25 $
(1.04 €)
     -1.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 $
(1.66 €)
1.99 $
(1.65 €)
     -1.02 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.49 $
(5.38 €)
6.04 $
(5.00 €)
     -6.98 %
Transportation
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.81 $
(1.50 €)
2.78 $
(2.30 €)
     +53.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.94 $
(54.60 €)
48.31 $
(40.00 €)
     -26.74 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.62 $
(3.00 €)
3.62 $
(3.00 €)
     0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.14 $
(1.77 €)
2.29 $
(1.90 €)
     +7.27 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.98 $
(24.00 €)
27.05 $
(22.40 €)
     -6.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.81 $
(4.81 €)
5.74 $
(4.76 €)
     -1.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,360.57 $
(21,000.00 €)
27,775.87 $
(23,000.00 €)
     +9.52 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,503.08 $
(23,602.17 €)
27,404.17 $
(22,692.21 €)
     -3.86 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.08 $
(130.07 €)
170.81 $
(141.44 €)
     +8.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.26 $
(0.21 €)
0.20 $
(0.17 €)
     -21.37 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.61 $
(41.91 €)
49.28 $
(40.81 €)
     -2.63 %
Sports And Leisure
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.45 $
(40.12 €)
53.48 $
(44.28 €)
     +10.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.26 $
(11.81 €)
27.41 $
(22.70 €)
     +92.17 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.87 $
(9.00 €)
10.87 $
(9.00 €)
     0.00 %
Childcare
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 544.26 $
(450.68 €)
544.89 $
(451.20 €)
     +0.11 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,459.90 $
(7,833.33 €)
10,434.06 $
(8,640.00 €)
     +10.30 %
Clothing And Shoes
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.89 $
(71.12 €)
81.61 $
(67.58 €)
     -4.98 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.60 $
(29.48 €)
36.99 $
(30.63 €)
     +3.90 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.07 $
(76.24 €)
95.45 $
(79.04 €)
     +3.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.24 $
(88.80 €)
113.42 $
(93.92 €)
     +5.77 %
Rent Per Month
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,071.69 $
(887.42 €)
1,080.98 $
(895.12 €)
     +0.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 799.35 $
(661.91 €)
858.92 $
(711.24 €)
     +7.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,944.51 $
(1,610.17 €)
1,830.34 $
(1,515.62 €)
     -5.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,339.07 $
(1,108.82 €)
1,300.96 $
(1,077.27 €)
     -2.85 %
Buy Apartment Price
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 562.98 $
(466.18 €)
540.97 $
(447.96 €)
     -3.91 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 341.89 $
(283.10 €)
339.25 $
(280.92 €)
     -0.77 %
Salaries And Financing
Madrid Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,951.11 $
(1,615.63 €)
1,756.15 $
(1,454.19 €)
     -9.99 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.08 2.00      -3.94 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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