Cost of Living Comparison Between San Sebastian and Madrid 

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Consumer Prices in Madrid are 6.69% lower than in San Sebastian (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Madrid are 1.22% lower than in San Sebastian
Rent Prices in Madrid are 12.55% higher than in San Sebastian
Restaurant Prices in Madrid are 1.56% higher than in San Sebastian
Groceries Prices in Madrid are 16.50% lower than in San Sebastian
Local Purchasing Power in Madrid is 12.81% lower than in San Sebastian
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Restaurants
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 12.00 €      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 50.00 €      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 8.00 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.40 € 3.00 €      +25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.25 € 3.00 €      -7.69 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.62 € 1.96 €      +21.39 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 € 2.01 €      -8.85 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.20 € 1.50 €      +25.35 %
Markets
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.33 € 3.12 €      -6.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.66 € 0.84 €      -49.42 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.51 € 0.49 €      -5.44 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.45 € 2.13 €      -12.91 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.71 € 5.09 €      -34.04 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.92 € 2.82 €      -28.06 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.10 € 5.16 €      -15.42 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.91 €      -6.82 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 € 0.84 €      -15.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.76 €      +15.10 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.86 €      -16.23 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.57 €      +28.33 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.58 € 0.60 €      +2.51 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.05 € 0.99 €      -5.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.53 € 0.75 €      +43.09 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 5.00 €      -28.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.80 € 1.02 €      +27.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 € 1.69 €      +14.76 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.00 € 5.12 €      +2.50 %
Transportation
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.70 € 1.50 €      -11.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 44.24 € 54.60 €      +23.42 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.14 € 3.00 €      -51.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.14 € 1.77 €      +54.93 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.61 € 25.00 €      +21.30 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.83 € 4.91 €      +1.67 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,500.00 € 20,750.00 €      -3.49 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,870.00 € 23,602.17 €      -5.10 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 95.28 € 138.13 €      +44.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 € 0.20 €      +24.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.50 € 41.62 €      +5.36 %
Sports And Leisure
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.83 € 38.63 €      +2.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.17 € 12.02 €      -54.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.50 € 9.00 €      +20.00 %
Childcare
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 225.00 € 438.91 €      +95.07 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,700.00 € 7,859.09 €      +37.88 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.75 € 74.08 €      -11.55 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.75 € 29.11 €      -33.46 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.50 € 77.02 €      -0.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.00 € 89.09 €      -31.47 %
Rent Per Month
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 912.50 € 919.45 €      +0.76 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 679.17 € 685.43 €      +0.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,380.00 € 1,662.46 €      +20.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 944.00 € 1,139.64 €      +20.72 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 538.83 € 487.38 €      -9.55 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 341.42 € 284.99 €      -16.53 %
Salaries And Financing
San Sebastian Edit Madrid Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,830.00 € 1,576.13 €      -13.87 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.21 2.23      +0.98 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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