Cost of Living in Valencia

Summary about cost of living in Valencia, Spain:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 7.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 € 28.00-55.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 € 1.80-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.20-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.77 € 1.20-2.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 € 1.40-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.27 € 1.00-2.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.71 € 2.08-3.60
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.45-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.41 € 0.32-0.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.87 € 1.44-2.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.44 € 2.72-7.35
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.59 € 1.36-2.95
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.92 € 2.49-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.45-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 € 0.51-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.36-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.54-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.36-1.13
Onion (1 lb) 0.58 € 0.36-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 € 0.60-1.20
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.44 € 0.30-0.75
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.00 € 2.50-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.01 € 0.60-1.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.22 € 0.70-1.90
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.00 € 5.00-5.50
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.20-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 41.00 € 30.00-45.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 € 1.61-1.90
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 19.75 € 19.15-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.88 € 4.43-5.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,000.00 € 15,000.00-18,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,457.14 € 19,000.00-20,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 117.05 € 76.50-180.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 € 0.06-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.95 € 26.00-54.90
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.50 € 20.00-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.88 € 5.00-17.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 € 7.00-10.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 466.11 € 400.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,342.86 € 4,700.00-9,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.94 € 30.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.07 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 66.05 € 45.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.85 € 40.00-130.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 703.48 € 600.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 503.85 € 400.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,086.30 € 898.50-1,350.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 719.62 € 600.00-950.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 253.08 € 185.80-325.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 124.39 € 74.32-185.80
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,381.24 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.15 1.40-3.50

Prices in Valencia

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Last update: July 2021
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10 Comments so far
Matas Puzonas on Jan 26, 2021:
Hi, I'm from Lithuania and I'm planning to try to work remotely from Valencia. How about internet speed in and coworking spaces in Valencia?
Noor on Jan 20, 2020:
Hi im planning to study in Valencia, but first i need to pass the selectividad exam, and i need a perpetration course for it .
So my question is ,where can i get the best preparation classes for the selectividad in Valencia?
Thank you
HelloGlobetrotter on Jan 16, 2020:
Globetrotter I don't know if you will ever read this. Nevertheless I will reply. Teachers have no minimum wage as it depends by the company, school, academy... and as well as your experience.

Spanish is not a must (just really basic) if you want to teach in an International School or in an international language.

With your career and experience, expect at least a wage of 2.500€ brut per month in a private school. It's easy with your profile, you will likely find a job easily and if it's not in Valencia city it will be somewhere in the surroundings, the north-western part of Valencia has plenty of private and international schools where you can go with your CV and experience. Good luck!
Globetrotter on Dec 12, 2019:
Hello! We are a family of 3 who currently lives in Yaounde, Cameroon. We've been going around the globe as international educators. We're in fact finishing our African adventures in 2021. We fell in love with Valencia and we've decided to buy a property in 2020. Although, we're wondering if we can continue with our teaching careers in Valencia. How possible is this? Would schools hire teachers with non-Spanish credentials? Our experiences are mainly outside of Europe; international schools with various curriculum experiences - IB, American, Montessori, AEFE and English National Curriculum. We hold French nationality.

What would you say is a minimum wage for teachers in Spain?

Thanks for your input!
Sanne Wesselman on Aug 02, 2019:
This is actually quite accurate.
I live in Valencia myself (originally from Holland) and write a lot about moving to and living in Valencia on but never did much about cost of living so this is a great resource, thanks.
Irina on Jun 12, 2018:
Can people answer me on several questions?
What professions are demanded in Valencia and in Spain? Front end developers? Or nail technicians? Or baker? Or is there a job in hotels?
Is Valencia safe city? Is there a refugees problem?
Jaume on May 15, 2018:
Hi Jose. Which questions do you have about Valencia?
Jose on Mar 18, 2018:
I am looking to get as much information about retirement in Europe, we are not set on the place yet and we are about 3 years from retirement. We currently living in Valencia, CA and living in Valencia, Spain would be cool. So far I have looked into Tuscany (Siena) and Languedoc, France but am open to other places. BTW is there a way for a person from the US to live and roam in Europe - ideally living in one country for a year or so and moving to a new country to live for another year and continue this pattern till we have seen as much of Europe as we wish, or return to a country we like best?
Thank you for any help you can give.
JD on Feb 28, 2018:
#smmr your comment does not make sense at all.....
smmr on Jul 29, 2017:
they seem to say there are no jobs interesting. in Ecuador they have a Gringo Post and gringo Tree. we are from usa and your cost of living is high then Cuenca Ecuador it is lower. we live in a beautiful condo with a view of the domes of the churches 3b 2 bathrm + large kitchen living room and dinning room.
where do we get guide book to tell us the order of getting a residence. What papers we need and do they need to be stamp in the state we were born. do you need a apostile done to paper work? or do we use Ecuador which we are a resident now and have a cedula. you do not take our american Passport from us do you? also
the paper work for bring our dog too?