Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Barcelona 

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Cost of Living in Barcelona is 34.2% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Barcelona is 43.5% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Barcelona are 55.2% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Barcelona are 35.2% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Barcelona are 27.0% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Barcelona is 18.8% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Barcelona Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(23.67 €)
12.67 £
(15.00 €)
     -36.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(94.68 €)
50.70 £
(60.00 €)
     -36.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.47 €)
8.45 £
(10.00 €)
     +5.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(7.69 €)
2.53 £
(3.00 €)
     -61.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(6.51 €)
2.96 £
(3.50 €)
     -46.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 £
(4.31 €)
1.91 £
(2.26 €)
     -47.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 £
(2.34 €)
1.98 £
(2.34 €)
     -0.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £
(1.80 €)
1.44 £
(1.71 €)
     -5.3 %
Markets
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.00 £
(5.91 €)
3.34 £
(3.95 €)
     -33.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.45 £
(1.72 €)
1.13 £
(1.34 €)
     -22.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 £
(1.11 €)
0.57 £
(0.68 €)
     -39.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.16 £
(3.74 €)
2.46 £
(2.91 €)
     -22.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.40 £
(4.02 €)
4.85 £
(5.75 €)
     +42.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.44 £
(4.07 €)
3.17 £
(3.75 €)
     -7.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.67 £
(6.71 €)
5.36 £
(6.35 €)
     -5.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 £
(1.40 €)
0.75 £
(0.89 €)
     -36.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 £
(0.74 €)
0.67 £
(0.79 €)
     +6.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 £
(1.42 €)
0.68 £
(0.80 €)
     -43.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.54 £
(1.82 €)
0.86 £
(1.01 €)
     -44.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.59 £
(0.70 €)
0.63 £
(0.74 €)
     +5.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.66 €)
0.61 £
(0.73 €)
     +10.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 £
(1.20 €)
0.89 £
(1.06 €)
     -11.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 £
(1.55 €)
0.65 £
(0.77 €)
     -50.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.75 £
(11.54 €)
5.49 £
(6.50 €)
     -43.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £
(2.42 €)
0.98 £
(1.16 €)
     -52.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 £
(2.91 €)
1.34 £
(1.59 €)
     -45.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.75 €)
4.39 £
(5.20 €)
     -70.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Barcelona Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.31 €)
2.11 £
(2.50 €)
     -24.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(236.69 €)
18.59 £
(22.00 €)
     -90.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £
(5.33 €)
2.53 £
(3.00 €)
     -43.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.71 €)
2.72 £
(3.22 €)
     -13.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.50 €)
20.28 £
(24.00 €)
     -32.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.75 £
(6.80 €)
5.38 £
(6.36 €)
     -6.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,035.00 £
(33,178.26 €)
25,349.43 £
(30,000.00 €)
     -9.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,862.14 £
(31,790.23 €)
22,273.70 £
(26,360.00 €)
     -17.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 293.89 £
(347.81 €)
132.46 £
(156.76 €)
     -54.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.31 £
(18.12 €)
13.85 £
(16.40 €)
     -9.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.49 £
(36.08 €)
27.47 £
(32.51 €)
     -9.9 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.68 £
(54.06 €)
39.02 £
(46.18 €)
     -14.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.51 £
(17.17 €)
17.51 £
(20.72 €)
     +20.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(17.75 €)
7.82 £
(9.25 €)
     -47.9 %
Childcare
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,853.11 £
(2,193.08 €)
462.56 £
(547.42 €)
     -75.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,143.18 £
(23,838.62 €)
9,240.12 £
(10,935.29 €)
     -54.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Barcelona Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.97 £
(98.19 €)
65.41 £
(77.41 €)
     -21.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(47.70 €)
26.77 £
(31.68 €)
     -33.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.95 £
(106.45 €)
76.32 £
(90.32 €)
     -15.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.73 £
(120.39 €)
85.91 £
(101.68 €)
     -15.5 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,147.22 £
(2,541.15 €)
1,048.88 £
(1,241.31 €)
     -51.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,600.08 £
(1,893.63 €)
811.87 £
(960.81 €)
     -49.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,401.25 £
(5,208.70 €)
1,777.98 £
(2,104.17 €)
     -59.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.75 £
(3,383.21 €)
1,288.27 £
(1,524.61 €)
     -54.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,257.91 £
(1,488.68 €)
450.72 £
(533.41 €)
     -64.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 739.22 £
(874.84 €)
297.68 £
(352.30 €)
     -59.7 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Barcelona Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,692.77 £
(4,370.24 €)
1,693.09 £
(2,003.70 €)
     -54.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.50 3.53      -35.8 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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