Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Barcelona 

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Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 32.2% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 41.6% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 53.4% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 33.2% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 25.8% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 9.3% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(21.01 €)
12.85 £
(15.00 €)
     -28.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(93.36 €)
47.13 £
(55.00 €)
     -41.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.34 €)
8.57 £
(10.00 €)
     +7.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £
(7.53 €)
2.57 £
(3.00 €)
     -60.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(5.84 €)
3.43 £
(4.00 €)
     -31.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(4.19 €)
1.91 £
(2.23 €)
     -46.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £
(2.29 €)
1.86 £
(2.17 €)
     -5.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £
(1.82 €)
1.33 £
(1.56 €)
     -14.3 %
Markets
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 £
(5.77 €)
3.45 £
(4.03 €)
     -30.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(1.59 €)
1.10 £
(1.28 €)
     -19.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.06 €)
0.57 £
(0.66 €)
     -37.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £
(3.86 €)
2.33 £
(2.72 €)
     -29.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £
(4.00 €)
4.97 £
(5.80 €)
     +45.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.07 €)
3.14 £
(3.66 €)
     -9.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.56 £
(6.49 €)
5.27 £
(6.15 €)
     -5.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.30 €)
0.80 £
(0.93 €)
     -28.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 £
(0.65 €)
0.66 £
(0.78 €)
     +19.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £
(1.37 €)
0.65 £
(0.75 €)
     -44.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(1.76 €)
0.91 £
(1.06 €)
     -40.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.62 £
(0.72 €)
     +12.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.62 £
(0.72 €)
     +12.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 £
(1.11 €)
0.91 £
(1.06 €)
     -4.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 £
(1.49 €)
0.65 £
(0.76 €)
     -49.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(10.50 €)
5.14 £
(6.00 €)
     -42.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £
(2.39 €)
0.97 £
(1.13 €)
     -52.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(2.84 €)
1.38 £
(1.61 €)
     -43.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.51 €)
4.37 £
(5.10 €)
     -70.9 %
Transportation
London Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.27 €)
2.06 £
(2.40 €)
     -26.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(233.41 €)
22.62 £
(26.40 €)
     -88.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.67 €)
2.57 £
(3.00 €)
     -35.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.66 €)
3.03 £
(3.54 €)
     -3.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.01 €)
21.15 £
(24.68 €)
     -29.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(6.66 €)
5.36 £
(6.26 €)
     -6.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,280.00 £
(30,669.76 €)
25,335.93 £
(29,568.00 €)
     -3.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(30,636.31 €)
21,810.64 £
(25,453.85 €)
     -16.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 280.60 £
(327.47 €)
139.99 £
(163.38 €)
     -50.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.98 £
(17.48 €)
14.21 £
(16.58 €)
     -5.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.76 £
(37.07 €)
28.60 £
(33.37 €)
     -10.0 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.98 £
(55.99 €)
39.84 £
(46.50 €)
     -17.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.53 £
(15.79 €)
18.36 £
(21.42 €)
     +35.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(17.51 €)
7.71 £
(9.00 €)
     -48.6 %
Childcare
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,829.08 £
(2,134.61 €)
449.13 £
(524.15 €)
     -75.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(23,404.67 €)
9,554.73 £
(11,150.74 €)
     -52.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 £
(98.19 €)
66.16 £
(77.21 €)
     -21.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(47.04 €)
26.08 £
(30.43 €)
     -35.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.22 £
(102.95 €)
75.64 £
(88.28 €)
     -14.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.00 £
(113.20 €)
90.17 £
(105.24 €)
     -7.0 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £
(2,572.35 €)
1,061.64 £
(1,238.97 €)
     -51.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £
(1,894.69 €)
822.62 £
(960.03 €)
     -49.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £
(4,861.16 €)
1,776.67 £
(2,073.44 €)
     -57.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,759.76 £
(3,220.74 €)
1,344.62 £
(1,569.22 €)
     -51.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(1,471.89 €)
449.04 £
(524.04 €)
     -64.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.88 £
(805.12 €)
289.32 £
(337.65 €)
     -58.1 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,219.90 £
(3,757.75 €)
1,704.65 £
(1,989.40 €)
     -47.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 3.53      -36.9 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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