Cost of Living Comparison Between Malaga and Alicante 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Alicante are 0.5% lower than in Malaga (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Alicante are 7.0% lower than in Malaga
Rent Prices in Alicante are 20.7% lower than in Malaga
Restaurant Prices in Alicante are 1.2% higher than in Malaga
Groceries Prices in Alicante are 3.4% lower than in Malaga
Local Purchasing Power in Alicante is 16.2% lower than in Malaga
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Restaurants
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 13.00 €      +8.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 45.00 €      -10.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 8.35 €      +4.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.80 € 3.00 €      +7.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 3.50 €      +16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.88 € 1.90 €      +1.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 € 1.76 €      -3.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 € 1.56 €      +25.0 %
Markets
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.87 € 3.98 €      +2.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 € 1.10 €      +22.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.55 € 0.57 €      +2.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.40 € 2.44 €      +1.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.69 € 4.44 €      -5.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.85 € 3.09 €      +8.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.35 € 5.76 €      -9.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.87 € 0.82 €      -5.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.73 €      -2.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.58 €      -8.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.98 €      +10.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.72 € 0.67 €      -6.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.44 €      -33.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.02 € 0.96 €      -6.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.70 € 0.64 €      -7.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.50 € 4.27 €      -5.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.03 € 0.93 €      -9.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.24 € 1.53 €      -31.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.35 € 5.15 €      -3.7 %
Transportation
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.40 € 1.48 €      +6.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.48 € 27.50 €      +7.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 1.98 €      -50.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 € 1.93 €      +20.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 19.20 € 15.00 €      -21.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.45 € 6.17 €      -4.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,365.00 € 33,365.00 €      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,687.50 € 25,000.00 €      -9.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 130.90 € 138.44 €      +5.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 17.86 € 19.50 €      +9.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.61 € 31.62 €      +14.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.21 € 44.33 €      +13.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.43 € 12.25 €      -8.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 € 7.97 €      -0.3 %
Childcare
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 330.80 € 616.67 €      +86.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,233.33 € 9,392.25 €      -16.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.75 € 65.71 €      +22.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.87 € 28.00 €      -12.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 68.33 € 70.62 €      +3.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 83.33 € 92.14 €      +10.6 %
Rent Per Month
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 931.25 € 858.33 €      -7.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 759.17 € 586.11 €      -22.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,612.50 € 1,323.32 €      -17.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,207.14 € 808.93 €      -33.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 285.80 € 251.86 €      -11.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 198.19 € 144.93 €      -26.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Malaga Edit Alicante Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,854.93 € 1,445.00 €      -22.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.50 3.58      +2.4 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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