Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Barcelona 

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Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 23.29% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 36.23% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 53.07% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 26.66% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 15.36% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 29.62% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(16.86 €)
10.67 £
(12.00 €)
     -28.84 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(67.46 €)
44.47 £
(50.00 €)
     -25.88 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(6.75 €)
7.12 £
(8.00 €)
     +18.59 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(5.62 €)
2.67 £
(3.00 €)
     -46.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(5.62 €)
2.67 £
(3.00 €)
     -46.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.95 £
(3.31 €)
1.63 £
(1.83 €)
     -44.78 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £
(1.71 €)
1.64 £
(1.85 €)
     +8.08 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.14 £
(1.28 €)
1.19 £
(1.34 €)
     +4.39 %
Markets
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 £
(4.01 €)
3.03 £
(3.41 €)
     -15.07 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £
(1.02 €)
1.04 £
(1.17 €)
     +14.78 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 £
(0.74 €)
0.45 £
(0.50 €)
     -32.34 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.17 £
(2.44 €)
1.98 £
(2.23 €)
     -8.88 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.16 £
(3.56 €)
4.16 £
(4.68 €)
     +31.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.77 £
(3.11 €)
2.54 £
(2.85 €)
     -8.32 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.36 £
(4.90 €)
4.90 £
(5.51 €)
     +12.40 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 £
(1.03 €)
0.77 £
(0.86 €)
     -16.29 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.51 £
(0.58 €)
0.72 £
(0.81 €)
     +40.56 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.86 £
(0.97 €)
0.69 £
(0.77 €)
     -20.10 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 £
(1.31 €)
0.75 £
(0.85 €)
     -35.50 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.62 €)
0.51 £
(0.58 €)
     -7.26 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £
(0.57 €)
0.48 £
(0.54 €)
     -6.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.83 £
(0.94 €)
0.88 £
(0.99 €)
     +6.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.90 £
(1.01 €)
0.66 £
(0.74 €)
     -27.34 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(8.99 €)
4.45 £
(5.00 €)
     -44.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 £
(1.99 €)
0.99 £
(1.11 €)
     -44.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £
(2.25 €)
1.52 £
(1.71 €)
     -24.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £
(13.49 €)
4.45 £
(5.00 €)
     -62.94 %
Transportation
London Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.15 €)
2.05 £
(2.30 €)
     -26.94 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 £
(168.64 €)
35.58 £
(40.00 €)
     -76.28 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(3.37 €)
2.67 £
(3.00 €)
     -11.05 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(3.08 €)
1.67 £
(1.88 €)
     -38.78 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(32.38 €)
19.92 £
(22.40 €)
     -30.82 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.69 £
(5.27 €)
4.30 £
(4.84 €)
     -8.18 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,765.00 £
(25,594.22 €)
19,568.09 £
(22,000.00 €)
     -14.04 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,738.27 £
(25,564.17 €)
19,855.09 £
(22,322.67 €)
     -12.68 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.34 £
(198.26 €)
117.64 £
(132.26 €)
     -33.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.15 €)
0.13 £
(0.14 €)
     -2.50 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.29 £
(35.18 €)
37.04 £
(41.64 €)
     +18.37 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.29 £
(49.80 €)
37.83 £
(42.53 €)
     -14.59 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.11 £
(12.49 €)
18.27 £
(20.54 €)
     +64.46 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 £
(14.05 €)
8.01 £
(9.00 €)
     -35.96 %
Childcare
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,452.59 £
(1,633.12 €)
384.58 £
(432.38 €)
     -73.52 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,145.45 £
(20,400.56 €)
7,450.52 £
(8,376.47 €)
     -58.94 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.51 £
(75.90 €)
62.14 £
(69.86 €)
     -7.95 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.31 £
(37.44 €)
26.45 £
(29.73 €)
     -20.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.97 £
(80.91 €)
68.81 £
(77.37 €)
     -4.38 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.53 £
(105.15 €)
83.67 £
(94.07 €)
     -10.54 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,701.31 £
(1,912.75 €)
835.91 £
(939.80 €)
     -50.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,255.69 £
(1,411.75 €)
653.48 £
(734.70 €)
     -47.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,193.75 £
(3,590.67 €)
1,379.45 £
(1,550.89 €)
     -56.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,091.88 £
(2,351.86 €)
999.22 £
(1,123.40 €)
     -52.23 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,086.56 £
(1,221.59 €)
397.89 £
(447.34 €)
     -63.38 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 539.51 £
(606.56 €)
250.90 £
(282.09 €)
     -53.49 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,838.59 £
(3,191.37 €)
1,273.93 £
(1,432.25 €)
     -55.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.68 2.11      -21.18 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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