Cost of Living Comparison Between Valencia and Madrid 

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Consumer Prices in Madrid are 14.5% higher than in Valencia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Madrid are 19.7% higher than in Valencia
Rent Prices in Madrid are 30.3% higher than in Valencia
Restaurant Prices in Madrid are 23.5% higher than in Valencia
Groceries Prices in Madrid are 10.2% higher than in Valencia
Local Purchasing Power in Madrid is 11.5% lower than in Valencia
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Restaurants
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 14.00 €      +16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 € 60.00 €      +33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 9.00 €      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.50 € 3.50 €      +40.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 € 4.00 €      +60.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.80 € 2.37 €      +31.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 € 2.48 €      +46.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.35 € 1.58 €      +17.0 %
Markets
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.91 € 4.05 €      +3.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.99 € 1.38 €      +39.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 € 0.65 €      +14.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.52 € 2.81 €      +11.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.58 € 6.04 €      +31.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.53 € 3.38 €      -4.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.78 € 6.29 €      +8.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.98 € 1.02 €      +4.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.81 €      +9.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.76 €      -3.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.92 € 1.05 €      +13.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.61 €      -11.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.67 €      -10.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.05 € 1.20 €      +14.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.56 € 0.87 €      +55.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 6.00 €      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.04 € 1.17 €      +11.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 € 1.74 €      +17.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.35 € 5.50 €      +2.8 %
Transportation
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.50 €      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 € 40.00 €      +33.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 € 3.00 €      +20.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.75 € 1.93 €      +10.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 € 22.00 €      +10.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.90 € 6.17 €      +4.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,000.00 € 32,000.00 €      +10.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,750.00 € 26,131.94 €      -9.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 111.80 € 132.45 €      +18.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 13.26 € 16.26 €      +22.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.63 € 29.55 €      +20.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.14 € 44.97 €      +44.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.41 € 10.25 €      +8.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 € 10.00 €      +25.0 %
Childcare
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 435.00 € 489.60 €      +12.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,548.75 € 8,815.79 €      +3.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.45 € 68.40 €      +17.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 23.04 € 28.66 €      +24.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.91 € 76.60 €      +8.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 74.50 € 83.77 €      +12.4 %
Rent Per Month
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 959.47 € 1,211.96 €      +26.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 719.38 € 885.00 €      +23.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,648.46 € 2,147.87 €      +30.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,061.67 € 1,477.67 €      +39.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 208.80 € 414.16 €      +98.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 127.25 € 241.58 €      +89.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Valencia Edit Madrid Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,049.83 € 2,171.46 €      +5.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.71 2.65      -2.3 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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