Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Barcelona 

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Consumer Prices in Barcelona are 21.9% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Barcelona are 36.2% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 53.9% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 21.5% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 17.0% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 15.6% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(16.82 €)
12.49 £
(14.00 €)
     -16.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 £
(78.48 €)
53.52 £
(60.00 €)
     -23.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 £
(7.85 €)
8.03 £
(9.00 €)
     +14.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £
(6.73 €)
2.68 £
(3.00 €)
     -55.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(5.61 €)
3.12 £
(3.50 €)
     -37.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.44 £
(3.86 €)
1.94 £
(2.17 €)
     -43.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 £
(1.99 €)
1.87 £
(2.10 €)
     +5.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.37 £
(1.54 €)
1.32 £
(1.48 €)
     -3.5 %
Markets
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.35 £
(4.88 €)
3.27 £
(3.67 €)
     -24.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.03 £
(1.15 €)
1.12 £
(1.26 €)
     +9.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 £
(0.93 €)
0.54 £
(0.60 €)
     -35.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.56 £
(2.87 €)
2.28 £
(2.55 €)
     -11.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.87 £
(3.21 €)
4.59 £
(5.15 €)
     +60.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.09 £
(3.46 €)
2.97 £
(3.33 €)
     -3.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.80 £
(5.39 €)
4.62 £
(5.18 €)
     -3.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 £
(1.07 €)
0.81 £
(0.90 €)
     -15.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.58 £
(0.65 €)
0.80 £
(0.90 €)
     +37.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.01 €)
0.68 £
(0.76 €)
     -24.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.12 £
(1.26 €)
0.88 £
(0.98 €)
     -21.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 £
(0.55 €)
0.54 £
(0.60 €)
     +9.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 £
(0.58 €)
0.60 £
(0.67 €)
     +15.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £
(0.97 €)
0.89 £
(0.99 €)
     +2.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 £
(1.29 €)
0.69 £
(0.78 €)
     -39.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(10.09 €)
4.46 £
(5.00 €)
     -50.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.02 £
(2.27 €)
0.98 £
(1.10 €)
     -51.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 £
(2.78 €)
1.41 £
(1.58 €)
     -43.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £
(14.58 €)
4.46 £
(5.00 €)
     -65.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £
(2.92 €)
2.14 £
(2.40 €)
     -17.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 153.00 £
(171.54 €)
35.68 £
(40.00 €)
     -76.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.48 €)
2.68 £
(3.00 €)
     -33.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(3.07 €)
2.87 £
(3.22 €)
     +4.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(32.29 €)
21.41 £
(24.00 €)
     -25.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.78 £
(7.60 €)
6.39 £
(7.16 €)
     -5.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 £
(28,029.51 €)
22,297.04 £
(24,999.00 €)
     -10.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,485.25 £
(27,452.38 €)
22,751.79 £
(25,508.87 €)
     -7.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 268.41 £
(300.94 €)
143.01 £
(160.34 €)
     -46.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £
(0.13 €)
0.20 £
(0.22 €)
     +65.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.96 £
(32.47 €)
33.01 £
(37.01 €)
     +14.0 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.98 £
(48.19 €)
39.09 £
(43.83 €)
     -9.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.76 £
(13.19 €)
19.86 £
(22.26 €)
     +68.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 £
(13.45 €)
8.03 £
(9.00 €)
     -33.1 %
Childcare
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,533.49 £
(1,719.32 €)
423.62 £
(474.95 €)
     -72.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,933.33 £
(20,106.50 €)
9,387.85 £
(10,525.47 €)
     -47.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.96 £
(84.04 €)
65.22 £
(73.12 €)
     -13.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.92 £
(38.03 €)
27.68 £
(31.03 €)
     -18.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.49 £
(84.64 €)
72.62 £
(81.42 €)
     -3.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.69 £
(102.80 €)
91.53 £
(102.62 €)
     -0.2 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,027.56 £
(2,273.26 €)
929.93 £
(1,042.61 €)
     -54.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,447.55 £
(1,622.97 €)
736.90 £
(826.20 €)
     -49.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,618.59 £
(4,057.09 €)
1,573.73 £
(1,764.44 €)
     -56.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,449.51 £
(2,746.34 €)
1,157.36 £
(1,297.61 €)
     -52.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,117.17 £
(1,252.55 €)
407.14 £
(456.47 €)
     -63.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 681.98 £
(764.62 €)
254.30 £
(285.12 €)
     -62.7 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,046.81 £
(3,416.02 €)
1,640.08 £
(1,838.82 €)
     -46.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.49 2.17      -37.8 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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