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Cost of Living in Spain

Cost of living in Spain is 19.56% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Spain is 41.97% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 8.00-12.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.00 € 25.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 € 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.50 € 2.00-3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 1.55 € 1.20-2.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.69 € 1.00-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.14 € 0.70-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.96 € 2.27-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.50-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.43 € 0.32-0.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.64 € 1.20-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.02 € 2.72-5.90
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.61 € 1.81-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.66 € 3.18-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.45-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.45-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.54 € 0.34-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.45-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.27-0.68
Onion (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.27-0.73
Lettuce (1 head) 0.92 € 0.60-1.10
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.57 € 0.30-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 3.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.76 € 0.42-1.20
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.27 € 0.80-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.00 € 4.50-5.10
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.45 € 1.20-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.00 € 30.00-54.60
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 € 2.30-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.69 € 1.37-2.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 € 17.60-23.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.67 € 4.16-5.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 € 15,000.00-22,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,904.50 € 15,000.00-24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 114.73 € 65.00-185.45
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 € 0.06-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.94 € 30.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.75 € 27.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.64 € 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 € 7.00-9.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 339.00 € 210.00-500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,764.74 € 4,800.00-9,600.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.58 € 40.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.23 € 19.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.12 € 50.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.15 € 50.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 631.15 € 400.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 470.45 € 300.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,028.94 € 600.00-1,550.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 739.98 € 450.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 265.61 € 139.35-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 163.16 € 92.90-278.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,285.35 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.36 1.50-3.00

Prices in Spain

These data are based on 26590 entries in the past 18 months from 2467 different contributors.
Last update: September 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Spain

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Bilbao 66.87 26.97 47.84 57.11 67.05 88.21
Palma de Mallorca 65.31 26.97 47.02 51.48 67.14 75.29
Barcelona 63.29 32.79 48.74 50.23 60.81 78.85
Madrid 62.23 32.57 48.09 48.31 67.53 83.48
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 58.62 18.41 39.44 47.10 55.91 78.43
Corunna 57.49 16.78 38.08 47.24 51.72 78.59
Valencia 55.96 19.80 38.71 45.51 52.25 87.04
Seville (Sevilla) 55.32 20.77 38.84 46.11 51.94 83.80
Alicante 54.78 15.69 36.14 45.82 55.93 81.63
Granada 50.96 14.52 33.58 39.25 48.87 91.66
Malaga 50.42 20.67 36.23 41.98 50.61 85.09
Santa Cruz de Tenerife 49.63 17.61 34.36 39.38 54.18 83.94
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 48.69 20.62 35.30 42.53 47.03 87.34
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